Engineering Management, M.S.

31 Credit Hours
Admits: Fall, Spring & Summer
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Unlock Your Career Potential with the Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) Degree Program

The UNC Charlotte Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program equips professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in managing projects, programs, systems, and organizations. In today's dynamic industrial landscape, employers seek engineering managers who possess not only technical prowess but also the ability to navigate the complexities of business operations.

Engineering Management: A Gateway to Success

The UNC Charlotte MSEM program equips professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in managing projects, programs, systems, and organizations. In today's dynamic industrial landscape, employers seek engineering managers who possess not only technical prowess but also the ability to navigate the complexities of business operations.

Technical Expertise meets Business Acumen

UNC Charlotte's MS in Engineering Management degree offers a unique blend of advanced engineering studies and business management principles. Our graduates emerge as versatile leaders capable of bridging the gap between technical innovation and business strategy.

Why Choose UNC Charlotte's MSEM Program?

  • 100% Online: Designed for the modern professional, our program offers the flexibility to balance work, life, and education.
  • Multidisciplinary Approach: Gain insights from diverse engineering disciplines while honing your management skills.
  • Highly Sought-After: Stand out in the job market with a degree that combines technical expertise and managerial acumen.

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Connect with an Enrollment Specialist today to learn more! Complete the For More Information box on this page or contact us using the links below.


Application Deadlines: 

  • August 1 (fall)
  • December 1 (spring)
  • May 1 (summer first half term)
  • June 1 (summer second half term)

Admissions & Requirements: 

The Engineering Management Program evaluates each application based on the combination of the applicant's plan for pursuing the degree, fulfillment of the prerequisites, undergraduate and/or other graduate GPA and background, GRE (or GMAT) scores, work experience, and references. Work experience is preferred but not required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related technical or scientific discipline, or a bachelor’s degree in business with relevant technical course prerequisites.
  • Undergraduate coursework in calculus, engineering economics, and statistics.
  • Minimum GPA 3.0.
  • Satisfactory score on the GRE or GMAT.
  • Statement of purpose outlining goals for pursuing graduate education.
  • Three professional or academic recommendations.
  • Complete the online Graduate Application for Admission.

Applicants whose native language is not English will need to satisfy the UNC Charlotte Graduate School's English proficiency requirements.

Students, who do not have the required background in fundamental concepts in engineering economics and/or statistics, will be required to take the following course on top of the 31 credits required for an MSEM degree.

  • EMGT 6101 Engineering Management Fundamentals (Course credit does not count towards degree requirement)

GRE/GMAT Waiver conditions:

  • Applicants with more than 2 years of relevant industry experience and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from a US ABET accredited school.
  • Applicants who have completed a SEEM Graduate Certificate Program with a GPA of 3.6 or higher.

To apply for a GRE waiver, please email Dr Tao Hong and include the following:

  • Copy of resume.
  • Unofficial transcripts (unless already uploaded in the application).   
  • Brief description explaining your background and reason for your request. 

The MSEM degree is multidisciplinary and combines industry-driven elements of engineering disciplines with studies of business, system operations and organizational behavior.


*Rates are subject to change*


  • $288.82 per credit hour

Outside of NC Non-Resident:

  • $536.98 per credit hour

Non Resident:

  • $1,098.21 per credit hour

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