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The Master of Science in Engineering Management
(formerly EOS) serves industry professionals preparing for technology leadership. The Engineering Management master's program builds on Wilkes’ engineering strengths in analysis and quantitative modeling, and its business strengths in organizational leadership. Candidates learn to address the complexities of organizational performance and decision processes in areas such as project management, production, logistics, demand forecasting, project planning, and quality improvement.
The Engineering Management program is dedicated to the successful development of upward-bound technical talent. Entering students enjoy a curricular breadth and flexibility unique to Wilkes University because the program leverages the leadership strengths of the Sidhu School of Business. While pursuing the common core, the graduate student maintains the option to pursue the strong quantitative/modeling emphasis of engineering, the more traditional business-centric model of the MBA, or both. The value of this flexibility to industrial firms cannot be overstated. The Engineering Management program is a 36-hour curriculum including six graduate engineering management core courses, nine MBA credits, and nine credits elective work.
ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT GOALS
Managerial Growth: Graduates will be able to understand and articulate the complex challenges of industry, and affect the accomplishment goals with clear explanation of decision processes.Graduates will be enabled to support and lead team-based business decision processes.
Serve Industry: Meet growing demand for operational competitiveness in an environment of rapidly evolving technologies. Abilities key to the success of technology-based businesses include proposal development, project management, process management and new product development. They require accounting for the uncertainties of demand forecasting, quality improvement processes, and project/process risk and process reliability.
Provide Flexibility: The engineering management program draws directly from pre-existing resources at Wilkes in engineering and business with a program that is more quantitative than the traditional MBA program, yet more strategic than the graduate EE program.
An ABET accredited engineering degree is preferred but not required. Other degreed applicants must satisfy foundation content.
Entry standards include:
1. Academic Preparation:
Mathematics - 12 hours
Programming/numerical analysis abilities
Engineering Economy - 3 hours
Science - 12 hours
Engineering - 12 hours
Applicants not holding an accredited engineering (ABET) or business (ACBSP, AACSB) degree must also satisfy MBA entry requirements.