This ten-course program equips engineers with the fundamental theory, management skills, and practical ideas needed to confidently pursue the growing number of engineering leadership positions across numerous industries.

Online Master of Science in Engineering Management | UMass Amherst

The UMass Amherst Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program emphasizes the use of engineering technology and management perspectives to solve complex problems, make decisions, and manage risk, all within the framework of complex systems analysis and design. Participants will graduate ready to lead engineering and interdisciplinary teams, manage and analyze the wealth of data (big data) pervasive in most applications, and deal with risk and uncertainty, so as to make better decisions, design better products and develop more effective processes.

This well rounded, interdisciplinary program includes courses taught by faculty from Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Electrical Engineering and the internationally acclaimed Isenberg School of Management. The program is thus well suited to engineers from all disciplines as well as business graduates with engineering/analytical inclinations.

The UMass Amherst College of Engineering is ranked the best public engineering school in New England and has a long tradition of distance education (since 1974). All classes in the MSEM program are taught by faculty who are researchers and leaders in their field. The program also boasts a long line of successful alumni working in leading firms including ALCOA , AT&T, Boeing Defense & Space Group, Digital Equipment Corporation, Honeywell, IBM, Intel, Kimberly Clark, MITRE, Motorola, NASA, Raytheon, Siemens Medical Instruments, Texas Instruments and Whirlpool.

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Registration is administered through UMass Amherst University Without Walls. Please see Fee Schedule below.

Type of Fee Amount

Fee per Credit


Registration Fee per semester


Returned Check Fee per semester


*this is the typical price per credit for online engineering classes; pricing for on campus classes and classes through the Isenberg School of Management will vary.


The University of Massachusetts is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


Qualified students with B.S. degrees from engineering, management science or related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

There are two application deadlines:

  • June 1st for Fall admission
  • October 1st for Spring admission

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To apply, go to the Graduate School’s website and click Apply Now.

Financial Aid: 

Availability of financial aid varies depending on matriculation and course status. Please check with your program manager or advisor to determine your eligibility. Generally, if you are matriculated in a degree program and are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each semester, you may qualify for financial aid. Please review our Financial Aid Checklist below.

  1. Fill out the FAFSA form at studentaid.gov.
  2. It is important to list the University of Massachusetts Amherst school code number 002221.


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This flexible, competitively priced program can be taken completely online, or students can elect to take some of their classes on the UMass Amherst campus and take advantage of an even wider selection of elective courses.

The core courses required are as follows:

M&I-ENG 657 Human Factors Engineering
M&I-ENG 697Z Principles of Systems Engineering
M&I-ENG 686 Multiple Criteria Decision Making & Decision Analysis
M&I-ENG 754 Economic Decision Making
M&I-ENG 532 Network Optimization

Electives include, but are not limited to:

M&I-ENG 655 Quality Control and Reliability
M&I-ENG 620 Linear Programming
M&I-ENG 573 Engineering Windpower Systems
M&I-ENG 651 Advanced Production Planning & Control
SCH-MGMT 680 Organizational Behavior & Theory
SCH-MGMT 630 Accounting Decision Making
SCH-MGMT 631 Managerial Accounting & Control
SCH-MGMT 632 Information Management
SCH-MGMT 640 Financial Analysis & Decisions
SCH-MGMT 650 Business Data Analysis
SCH-MGMT 670 Production-Operations Management
SCH-MGMT 783 Business & Its Environment
SCH-MGMT 697S ST-Supply Chain Management

Students are encouraged to select electives that align with their professional interests and needs.