Why MEM?

Earning your online Master of Engineering Management (MEM) at Ohio University means taking an important step towards becoming a better engineer and an effective engineering team leader. The program is a comprehensive examination of the specific management and leadership skills that are unique to the engineering industry. With classes focused on Six Sigma, project management, and process improvement, you’ll become prepared to lead with knowledge and confidence while enhancing your engineering credentials. Interact with and learn from a faculty of industry experienced engineering leaders, while gaining engineering management expertise that you can immediately apply to your current position. It’s an advanced degree designed to help you create new career opportunities.

Which degree is right for me – MEM, MBA, or a master’s in my discipline?

The primary factor in deciding which master’s degree to choose is choosing the career path you would like to follow. An MEM is thoughtfully designed by engineers for engineers who seek leadership skills to apply in working with technical teams and projects. An MEM focuses on both the specific management skills and the engineering techniques that are unique to the engineering industry.

An MBA features an overall look at advanced business practices, marketing, accounting management, etc., without specifically focusing on any technical disciplines. In contrast, earning a master’s degree in your specific engineering discipline provides more knowledge within your specific field, but it lacks coursework on the skills needed to move into a project management or leadership role.

Ohio University’s online MEM program prepares students with both the advanced leadership and the technical skills needed to effectively direct engineers and scientists in cross-disciplinary teams to deliver systematic and verifiable results.

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