Master of Science in Engineering Management

This degree is a partnership between the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology and the Coles College of Business. This degree is the alternative MBA for engineering and science-related professionals. The KSU MSEM offers advanced knowledge in engineering statistics, quality systems, six sigma, database and information systems engineering, project management, engineering communications and leadership and law with numerous electives that focus on engineering management. This makes the MSEM an excellent alternative to the traditional MBA.

The Engineering Management program at Kennesaw State University is a fully online master’s program designed to prepare engineering professionals to become business and management leaders in the engineering arena. The program will address the complex industry issues of today by combining engineering, management, and business aspects through a comprehensive and quantitative curriculum.

This 30-credit hour semester, Master of Science in Engineering Management degree develops future industry leaders by further developing the student’s learned science skills with sound business and management leadership methodology.



KSU engineering management student in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Online

Number of Credits: 36 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall

Time to Complete: One-year Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall, July 1st
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Admissions Requirements

  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended.  Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to
  • Statement of Purpose (Can be uploaded into the online application)
  • Resume (Can be uploaded into the online application)
  • An undergraduate degree in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, physical science, or other technically oriented major from an accredited college or university. Interested students from other disciplines may be admitted to the program but may be required to complete additional courses.

Engineering Management Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Academic Excellence – The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering is committed to maintaining high academic standards. As an engineering management student, you must meet the program’s Engineering Standing Requirements, which includes having a minimum 3.0 GPA in select math, science, and engineering courses before enrolling in upper-division courses.

  • Flexible, Online Course – This program is designed for a completely online environment to provide flexibility to our students and their work/life balance.

  • Innovative Research – The program is offered online and on-campus in Marietta and is located within KSU’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SPCEET). The College has state-of-the-art labs and facilities and dedicated Research Centers like the Center for Advanced Materials Research and Education to conduct a wide range of innovative research projects year-round.

What can you do with a Engineering Management degree?

  • Quality Assurance
  • Project Management
  • Engineering Economic Analysis (or Business Finance)
  • Total Quality Management
  • Leading and Managing Work Behavior

Engineering Management Salary and Career Information

The systems engineering career offers many career paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs that are achievable with a graduate degree in systems engineering from KSU.

Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

Kennesaw State University 
Department of Systems and Industrial
Marietta Campus 
Engineering, MD # 9061 
650 Clair Harris Road 
Marietta, GA 30060 

Phone: (470) 578-7241

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