The Professional Science master’s degree with an Engineering Management concentration is specifically designed to provide engineers, scientists, and technicians with business and management tools needed in leadership positions. Intended for working professionals, the program can be completed on a part-time basis over two years. Classes are held in the evening and many online. The program helps equip master's candidates to implement and manage competitive process innovation and product development. Graduates should interact comfortably and intelligently with scientific researchers as well as business leaders by developing the skill set of both. The Engineering Management degree is industry-recognized, and credits are transferrable. Students are taught to apply science to solve business issues, while simultaneously developing valued business skills including management, policy, law, project management, finance, and managerial accounting. The program emphasizes writing and communication skills. A final project or team experience, as well as an internship, is required.
The Master of Science (M.S.) with a major in Professional Science includes a business core with specific concentrations in Actuarial Sciences, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Engineering Management, Geosciences, and Health Care Informatics.
The M.S. in Professional Science combines the business management skills commonly found in the traditional M.B.A.-type program with advanced learning in specific science fields.
MTSU’s degree has been recognized as the premier Professional Science master’s program in the U.S. by the National Professional Science Master’s Association. Career
Graduates go to work in a wide variety of positions in technology-based companies, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and consulting firms. Engineering managers are hired by virtually every major corporation in the world. The national average starting salary is $77,467 for EM master’s graduates. Engineering management master’s programs boost careers by helping train students to solve complex problems; utilize basic finance, accounting, economics, and risk analysis methods; provide competent leadership and develop the skills and abilities of teams and individuals within a company; communicate effectively; and understand the societal, ethical, cultural, legal, and political issues that are prevalent in today's global society. A sample listing of career fields from the American Society for Engineering (Sedrick led the team to create the list):
Corporate officers (CEO, COO, CFO) Engineering managers Information technology managers Marketing managers Plant managers and engineers Production supervisors Technical project managers and engineering Technical sales
Employers of MTSU alumni:
This information is still being compiled since this is a new program.
A sample listing of engineering management employers:
3M Accenture American Express ARCO Arnold Engineering and Development Center Assurant AT&T Automation Alliance Group Boeing Bridgestone Capital One Ceco Construction L-3 Coleman Aerospace Emerson Electric EMIT Inc FedEx Feintool Tennessee Inc. Ford GAF Materials Corp. General Electric General Motors Hallmark Cards Honeywell IBM InBev-Anheuser Busch Jacobs Engineering Jarrell Contracting Inc. John Deere Johnson & Johnson Junction Solutions Luman International Nissan Olin Corporation Radio Mobile Spitzer Industries, Sprint Tennessee Valley Association Trabue Industrial Systems U.S. Department of Defense Veteran Affairs Volkswagen