About the OU Master of Engineering Management Degree
Ohio University’s online Master of Engineering Management program is a nationally recognized program that provides all of the tools, skills, and resources needed to create and sustain a long-lasting career in engineering, while offering the ease and convenience of an online learning experience. Named one of best online programs for graduate engineering by U.S. News & World Report, this program incorporates both advanced technical skills as well as leadership and project management skills that will provide a comprehensive and valuable education.

Program Outcomes and Employment
Students agree that the OU MEM program has helped them to advance their careers and expand their knowledge base. When asked why they chose this particular program, 67% said they were looking to move into a management/supervisory position, 56% said they were looking to advance in the field, and 33% said they were looking to expand their scope of knowledge beyond the technical area.

The results of this program are very promising, with 100% of students attaining employment after graduation and 88% agreeing that it helped them to be more competitive in the job market. 63% of students also said that it was a critical step in helping them to move into management/supervisory positions. With the national average salary for engineering managers being $122,810, this is a very desired occupation to have within the engineering services industry and is one that can be much more easily achieved with a master’s degree.

About the Engineering Industry
The engineering services industry is an in-demand industry that is expected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022. Employment for engineering managers is also expected to grow 7% from 2012 to 2022. Part of this growth can be attributed to the need to update and expand aging infrastructure. California takes the lead for having the highest concentration of workers in this field, followed by Michigan, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the District of Columbia, respectively.

Within the industry, the most lucrative fields include spectator sports, oil and gas extraction, lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets, scientific research and development services, and professional and commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers.

To learn more about Ohio University’s online Master of Engineering Management program and the numbers behind our successful graduates, take a look at the infographic below.