The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.

Graduates of the MS Engineering Management Program are able to:
  • Develop and apply appropriate quantitative and analytical methods effectively to engineering management decision making.
  • Successfully make the transition from technical engineering responsibilities to managerial responsibilities crossing various disciplines.
  • Successfully manage technical projects using modern tools and techniques.
  • Successfully communicate management requirements with non-technical business functional areas including marketing and sales, human relations, accounting, etc.
  • Identify operational and system problems and successfully develop and apply the appropriate tools to solve them.
  • Engineering Professionalism and Practice
  • Management of Engineers and Technology
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Operations Modeling and Analysis
  • Quality Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Technical Forecasting
  • Advanced Operations Management
  • Legal, Ethical and Environmental Issues in Engineering
  • Independent Study in Engineering Management
Applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline. However, an applicant with a degree in another technical major and a substantial background in engineering may qualify. Such students may be admitted on a case-by-case basis and are asked to submit documentation that substantiates their engineering experience and responsibilities.A minimum 3.00/4.00 GPA from an accredited U.S. institution or foreign equivalent is preferred.Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation concerning their academic ability and readiness for graduate education.Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission, but these scores will be taken into account if they are provided.Submission of the following indicate a complete application file:ApplicationApplication FeeTranscriptsLetters of RecommendationGRE Scores English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

Several assistantships are usually available each year at the 25% and 50% levels. A 25% assistantship requires 10 hours of work per week and carries a 50% tuition waiver. A 50% assistantship requires 20 hours of work per week and carries a 100% tuition waiver.

The hourly wage for graduate assistants is currently about $18.00 per hour, and health benefits are included. Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) primarily assist with teaching laboratory courses. Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) assit individual professors with their research. Students are often assigned a mixed assistantship, e.g 25% GTA and 25% GRA. The number of assistantships available varies from year to year depending on the availability of funding.


The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and a member of the North Central Association.

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