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  • Course description
    The Engineering Management department at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
    offers a Master of Science in Engineering Management degree which provides a convenient fast track to the integration of management skills and critical technical knowledge for technology business leaders.

    The program is designed to meet the demands and constraints of both the working professional looking for part-time study and those who can spare one year for full-time study. The program offers a classroom-based approach that encourages networking with other technical professionals pursuing the degree. 

    The program allows you to:

    • Enhance technical skills instead of putting them on hold.
    • Supplement active professional growth.
    • Integrate technology and management skills.
    • Take advantage of flexible schedules and educational innovations
      to meet student constraints.
    • Take an entrepreneurial perspective that boosts continuous learning
      and use of knowledge.
    • Work with faculty who have both academic credentials and industrial experience.
    The program has four components (technical electives, management electives, an integrated project, and three one day seminars) as indicated by the list of required credit hours listed below.  The technical and management courses are offered as evening classes in Indianapolis, Bloomington, the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center, and on the RHIT campus in Terre Haute.

    It is expected that students applying to the program have a technical degree and professional workplace experience. They are expected to be proficient in microcomputer business applications (word processing, spreadsheet), applied statistics (one undergraduate course equivalent), and written communication (as evidenced by written material submitted in support of admission materials). Individuals who, in the opinion of the admissions committee, do not meet these proficiencies, may be asked to take remedial coursework before beginning the program.

    Master of Science In Engineering Management

    Requirements:
    20 credit hours of MSEM management course work
    20 credit hours of technical course work
      8 credit hours of integrated project work
      3 credit hours of engineering management seminars
    Management Course Work: (20 credit hours required, listed courses are 4 credit hours)
    • EMGT 520 Accounting for Technical Managers
    •  EMGT 521 Financial Management in a Technical Environment
    • EMGT 522 Organizational Management
    • EMGT 523 Marketing Issues in a Technical Environment
    • EMGT 524 Operations Management
    • EMGT 526 Technology Management and Forecasting
      (Can also be a core technical course)
    • EMGT 527 Project Management
      (Can also be a core technical course)
    • EMGT 531 Economics for Technical Managers
    • EMGT 532 Technical Entrepreneurship
    • EMGT 533 Intercultural Communication
    • EMGT 535 Globalization, Strategy and Organizational Change
    Technical Course Work
    Students select 20 credit hours in technical courses.  Examples of technical courses offered by the MSEM department are:
    • EMGT 586 Supply Chain Management
    • EMGT 587 Systems Engineering
    • EMGT 588 Quality
    • EMGT 589 Manufacturing Systems
    Other classes which have been offered, especially for MSEM students, include MA 590 Quality Methods, CSSE 490 Information Technology Management, CE 590 Environmental Management and other engineering courses that meet particular student needs.

    Engineering Management Seminars Students complete 3 graduate seminars for a total of 3 credit hours. A variety of seminar topics are offered as 1 day/1 credit courses on the RHIT campus. Recent topics have included: Entrepreneurship, Legal Aspects of Business, Human Resources Management, International Business. Typically one seminar is offered each term and often include speakers from the business community.

    Integrated ProjectThe Integrated Project, EMGT 590, is the final course for completion of the MSEM degree. This is a two-term (8 credit hour) course which is usually a team project. Students are to demonstrate the integration of technical, marketing, financial and organizational knowledge in a project of their choosing. Recent projects include development of a new product development, creation of a business plan for a start-up, and re-engineering of an existing production process.

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