Online Master of Engineering Management

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What Is the Master of Engineering Management Online?

The online Master of Engineering Management (MEM) from Ohio University is an advanced degree for engineers who want to move into leading technical teams, departments, and organizations. During your time in the MEM degree program, you’ll gain an advanced understanding of the specific engineering and management skills needed to excel in your current position, create new opportunities, and grow as a respected, competent engineering leader.

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Less Exams

Benefit from a mainly lab-based, hands-on program.

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Enhance your skills with a curriculum that equips students to lead in an engineering setting.

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Earn a degree from one of the nation’s leading research institutions.

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Work and School Life Balance 
15-week classes with no work week due dates.

Why Choose the Ohio University Online MEM Degree?

Advanced leadership and management skills are critical for any engineer looking to amplify their impact in the field. The online Master of Engineering Management from Ohio University will not only give you those skills but also show you how to put them into practice. You’ll gain tools you can use to improve processes, streamline project management, communicate effectively, and uncover innovative solutions.

Ranked Ohio’s “#1 Online College” by Online Colleges Directory.

Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

MEM Curriculum

Delivered through an online learning environment, our curriculum combines graduate-level leadership and management courses with high-level engineering practices. The curriculum’s dual focus is ideal for immediate application in the workplace or for career advancement opportunities down the line.

Our Master of Engineering Management graduates rely on their understanding of protocols and project standards, superior communication skills, and leadership abilities to manage cross-functional teams effectively to find solutions. We cover concepts beneficial in any leadership role, whether you’re a chemical, electrical, civil, or mechanical engineer or you have a strong background in physical science and a desire to excel in the design, implementation, and management of technology.

Foundation Courses

EMGT 6000 Foundations of Engineering Management 4 Credits
EMGT 6010 Engineering Writing 3 Credits
EMGT 6100 Statistics for Engineering Management 4 Credits
EMGT 6200 Information Systems Engineering 3 Credits


EMGT 6300 Project Management 4 Credits
EMGT 6600: Applied Accounting and Finance for Engineering Management 3 Credits
EMGT 6110 Principles of Six Sigma 4 Credits


EMGT 6120 Quality Systems 3 Credits
EMGT 6210: Database Information Systems 3 Credits
EMGT 6400 Engineering Law 3 Credits
EMGT 6220 Data Acquisition and Predictive Analytics 3 Credits
EMGT 6500 Lean Thinking Methods 3 Credits
EMGT 6700 Engineering Leadership 3 Credits


EMGT 6949 Engineering Management Project 3 Credits

Salary, job growth, and education requirements for a career in engineering management.

Engineering managers earned a median annual salary of $149,530 as of May 2020, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Engineering jobs are projected to grow 6% from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average projected growth for all occupations. The requirement for entry-level engineering jobs is a bachelor’s degree, though a master’s degree in engineering management may be needed to advance to senior-level positions.

Is a Master’s in Engineering Management Worth It?

Earning your online Master of Engineering Management from OHIO University can lead to a range of fulfilling leadership opportunities in the field of engineering. The following job titles* are common among MEM graduates:

Computer Systems Analyst

2020 Median Salary: $93,730 per year

Growth Outlook 2020-30: 7%

Construction Manager

2020 Median Salary: $97,180 per year

Growth Outlook 2020-30: 11%

Industrial Production Manager

2020 Median Salary: $108,790 per year

Growth Outlook 2020-30: 5%

Training and Development Manager

2020 Median Salary: $115,640 per year

Growth Outlook 2020-30: 11%

Engineering Manager

2020 Median Salary: $149,530 per year

Growth Outlook 2020-30: 4%

*Salary and growth outlook for all titles provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


The Ohio University Engineering Management Faculty for your Online Master of Engineering Management consists of leading practitioners and researchers in the engineering field. They have years of experience in the private sector and are eager to share their knowledge to help you grow in your own career.

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Dr.Ron Lewis, Ph.D.

Engineering Management Degree Graduates

As a graduate of the online Master of Engineering Management program, you can enter the marketplace with the tangible credentials and intangible leadership qualities to help push your career forward. Based on a 2013-14 survey, our MEM grads are already seeing demonstrable benefits in the industry.

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Staying competitive is paramount, and 88% of graduates agreed the MEM helped them become more competitive in the job market.

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With increased competition comes increased opportunities, and 63% of grads said their MEM helped them move into a management or supervisory position.

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66% of MEM grads reported a salary increase of 40% or more.

“I knew I wanted a master’s degree, but wanted to be smart about it. I originally thought about an MBA, but everyone in my office was pursuing that option. I needed something different that would stand out. The material in the engineering management program supplements my daily work tasks and allows me to utilize my job experiences in my coursework and vice versa.”

– Nicole LePage

“What I liked about the OHIO MEM program was that it was well-rounded, very balanced, and all core. Looking at all other programs in the country, they offered too many electives, which could result in a very incoherent engineering management program.”

– Ed Sanderson

“The content I’ve seen in the five courses I’ve taken so far is very relevant. It reinforces things I already knew by tying it all together and putting it in one cohesive package. It is a bit of a ‘ah-ha’ moment.”

– David Knop

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to take the GRE, GMAT, or other standardized tests for admission?>

No. Each applicant is assessed for admission individually by an OHIO enrollment advisor.

Does Ohio University offer financial aid for the MEM program?

Yes. Students can apply for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can learn more about graduate financial aid here.

When can I begin the MEM program?

The MEM program offers three convenient start dates per year in the spring, summer, and fall.

Can I enroll in a few engineering management courses without being admitted to the full program?

Yes. We offer five certificates: Engineering Management, Engineering Leadership, Certified Lean Six Sigma, Engineering Analytics, and Six Sigma Black Belt. The credit you earn from each of these certificates can be applied toward your full MEM degree. On completion, the certificates will appear on your transcript with earned graduate credit — not just a list of continuing education classes.