Master of Engineering Management
Dean Schroeder working with his studentsProgram Description
The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program is intended to prepare graduates of accredited engineering programs with the management skills needed to provide engineering leadership in today’s multi-disciplinary business environments. The primary focus of the MEM is on management and the application of business skills to engineering leadership situations. Students will have already completed their primary technical education with their undergraduate engineering degree.

Program Requirements
This is a 36-credit program that can be completed in one calendar year by full-time students, or it can be completed in 2 to 3 years part-time.

The program's academic calendar includes four seven-week terms that closely correspond to Valparaiso University's Fall and Spring Semesters, and two six-week summer terms. Students are encouraged to begin their study during the Fall I and Spring I terms. The standard 2 credit course will be taught one night per week during the regular sessions and two nights per week during the summer.

Students enrolled in the Master of Engineering Management program may not register for more than 15 credits in any semester or more than 8 credits in any seven-week session without special permission from the Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate Programs in Management and the Dean of the Graduate School.

For more information, please visit the College of Business Administration website.

Curriculum

Required MBA Courses
18 credits
MBA 510 Financial Accounting
2 cr
MBA 520 Financial Management
2 cr
MBA 530 Marketing Management
2 cr
MBA 550 Psychological Foundations of Management
2 cr
MBA 601 Business, Society, & the Natural Environment
2 cr
MBA 602 Managing Technology & the Natural Environment I
1 cr
MBA 603 Managing Technology & the Natural Environment II
1 cr
MBA 642 Operations Management
2 cr
MBA 651 Leadership & Team Development
2 cr
MBA 741 Global Supply Chain Management
2 cr
MBA Electives: Take two of the following courses
4 credits
MBA 630 The Customer Challenge
2 cr
MBA 650 Creating High Performance Organizations
2 cr
MBA 652 Developing People
2 cr
MBA 670 Strategic Thinking & Action for a Changing World
2 cr
Required MEM courses
8 credits
MEM 605 Project Management
2 cr
MEM 625 & 626 Project Leadership in Action
4 cr
MEM 665 & 667
Engineering Management Seminar I & II
2 cr
Free Electives
6 credits
Any additional MBA or MEM courses

Criteria for Admission
For admission to the Master of Engineering Management Program students must meet the admission requirements established by the Graduate School. In addition, the College of Business Administration requires the following:

  • Valparaiso University Master of Engineering Management Application;
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE);
  • A letter of application including a statement of professional goals. This letter substitutes for the general essay noted under Admission for Degree-Seeking Students;
  • Transcript showing completion of an ABET-accredited engineering degree;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (paper version), 230 (computer-based), or Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT) score of at least 80; minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6; CET score of 6, or an INTERLINK Language Center Level 5, or the equivalent for non-native English speakers.

Exceptions to these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students planning to enroll in graduate management programs should consult with the Dean Schroeder, Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate Programs in Management.

Financial Considerations
Students may be surprised to discover the affordable tuition rate at Valparaiso University. Tuition for the Master of Engineering Management Program for the 2011-2012 academic year is $710 per credit hour, highly competitive for a private institution of recognized national quality. Full-time graduate students pay a $183 general fee each fall and spring semester. Part-time graduate students pay a $100 general fee each fall and spring semester. Financial aid is available through direct and indirect student loans for students taking 6 credits or more during fall and spring semesters.

For more information about the Master of Engineering Management Program
To learn more about the Master of Engineering Management Program, visit the Graduate School of Business website at http://www.valpo.edu/mba/.

Interested students should request an information packet from the Office of the Graduate School through our website or by e-mailing Graduate.School@valpo.edu.

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