MS Engineering Management Graduate Program General Information

Advisor: Dr. PATEL, Room ENGR 485, E-Mail: minnie.patel[at]sjsu[dot]edu, Tel: 408-924-4152

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What is Engineering Management?

Engineering Management is a specialized form of management that is concerned with the application of engineering principles to business practice. Engineering management is a career that brings together the technological problem-solving savvy of engineering and the organizational, administrative, and planning abilities of management in order to oversee complex enterprises from conception to completion.
Engineering Management programs typically include instruction in the areas of accounting, economics, project management, finance, systems engineering, mathematical modeling and optimization, quality control and six sigma, operations research, human resource management, industrial psychology, safety and health. At SJSU, engineering management program emphasizes quality and six sigma, statistics, fundamentals of business accounting and finance, engineering economic analysis, business ethics, supply chain engineering, and systems engineering. Through technical electives, students become knowledgeable in other aspects of business management, such as project management, human resource management, and operations research.
A Ten-course Program
MS Engineering Management is basically a ten-course program, including nine graduate courses and an M.S. thesis/project. Further information may be obtained by calling or visiting the Graduate Advisor of the MS Engineering Management of the ISE Department. The SJSU catalog can be found on the internet at,; other information about SJSU can be found at Specific information about the College of Engineering can be found at Details about the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering or about the Master of Science in Engineering Program with Engineering Management Concentration in can be found at

An Evening Program Tailored for Silicon Valley Professionals
With “SJSU is at the heart of the Silicon Valley. The MS with Engineering Management is essentially an “evening" program, with almost all graduate classes taught between 5:30PM and 8:30 PM. Many students in this program have full-time jobs in the Valley while attending the program. The students’ course loads vary from three units per semester to twelve units.

Useful Links
Business Education - Business Savvy Engineers Article from Financial Times
Master of Engineering Management Program Consortium
American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM)
IEEE Engineering Management Society (EMS)