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Engineering Management

This executive format master's degree includes interdisciplinary courses in business, law, communication and engineering.

What is Engineering Management?

Engineers and computer scientists need management skills to successfully perform their jobs. They must perform the following tasks:

  • supervise other engineers using effective people management and negotiation skills,
  • organize the team to deliver on-time and on-budget results through proper project management and engineering economics,
  • recognize product liability issues with the design from both the manufacturer and customer perspectives, and
  • successfully communicate the benefits and obstacles associated with a project to upper management and marketing team to better sell the product.

Classes taught by professors in the College of Engineering and Computing, the Darla Moore School of Business, the USC School of Law and the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies.



Applicants should hold a bachelor of science in engineering, computer science or the equivalent and have satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Applicants will need letters of recommendations.

Applicants with other degrees and academic attainment will be considered on a case-by-case basis, based on management and work experience.

Complete your master's degree while you work, without compromising the quality of your education.

Complete course work: 24 months
Credit hours: 30 units, including 6 hours for thesis


Course List

Course Number Course Name
ACCT 728 Financial Accounting
MGMT 770 Organizational Behavior
MKTG 701  Marketing Management
LAWS 702 Emerging Issues in Law and Engineering
JOUR 790 Topic: Corporate Communication for Engineering Managers
ECIV 707 Management of Engineering Projects
ECIV 708  Risk Analysis for Engineering Applications
  Engineering Elective