Offered through the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
in the School of Computing, Engineering and Environment
101 Engineering and Computing Center
St. Cloud program Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/mme/mem
St. Paul cohort program Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/mem
Department Web site: www.stcloudstate.edu/mme
Departmental Chairperson: Dr. Ben Baliga
Departmental Secretary: Ms. Sue Pope
Director of Graduate Program: Dr. Ben Baliga
Graduate Faculty: Baliga, Bekkala, Byun, Covey, Miller, Sezen, Shah, Sundheim, Yu, Zhao
Master of Engineering Management program choices:
- St. Paul, Minnesota. The executive Master of Engineering Management program is available for working professionals with five years or more of experience.
- Twin Cities Graduate Center in Maple Grove, Minnesota. The Master of Engineering Management program at this location is designed for individuals with less than five years of work experience and is offered on a full time basis.
St. Paul Cohort - Program Overview
This program is especially designed for working professionals in the industry and is offered in a cohort model that meets on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. The Master of Engineering Management is a special program that prepares engineers for senior managerial roles. The course content is suitable for senior engineers, technologists, and a wide spectrum of disciplines including, but not limited to, mechanical, manufacturing, industrial, electrical, computer and software engineering, as well as chemistry, mathematics, physics, and related fields. The course draws on faculty expertise in the areas of quality engineering, project management and production, operations management, economics financial management, innovation, and administration.
The program meets the educational needs of part-time students via flexible and varied delivery, responsive curriculum, a professionally qualified staff, an industry advisory council, and appropriate research and support activities. Courses are team taught by faculty from St. Cloud State University, Metropolitan State University, and senior executives form Industry.
St. Paul Program Location:
Midway Campus of
Metropolitan State University
1450 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN, 55108
The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree program jointly offered by St. Cloud State University and Metropolitan State University is designed specifically for senior engineers and other technical practitioners whose career goals include management of engineering and technology enterprises. The degree is awarded by St. Cloud State University.
This is a degree that combines management philosophy with technical knowledge to equip its graduates with managerial skills necessary in improving the competitiveness of their organizations and conducting successful technical projects. The degree confers a tremendous competitive advantage to today's engineers. The program meets the educational needs of part-time students via a flexible, varied delivery, and responsive curriculum and a professionally qualified staff.
- Courses are provided on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings to suit the needs of working professionals.
- Course curriculum includes projects and homework that can be carried out at the workplace of the employee.
- The program includes three credits for an industrial research project and three credits for a capstone project, both of which are intended to be workplace based.
- Classes are held at the Midway Campus of Metropolitan State University
- 18-month cohort based program begins once a year in mid-January.
Work Experience Requirements Specific to the Program
- Applicants should have minimum five years of work experience in an engineering position after the BS degree.
Admission Requirements Specific to the Program
The GRE is required, except:
- if you have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher and five years of industry experience.
Admission Materials Required
To apply for admission into the St. Cloud State University MEM program in St. Paul, applicants should submit the following:
- Completed application form with a check for $35.
- Official undergraduate transcripts (International coursework must be submitted to WES or a NACES affiliated agency for a course-by-course evaluation).
- Statement of Intent.
- Three Recommendation Forms (format provided).
- GRE, if required.
All Application materials Should be Submitted to:
School of Graduate Studies, St. Cloud State University
121 Administrative Services
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498
Application Deadlines Specific to the Program
- Domestic admission application deadlines
Applications are accepted through out the calendar year for the following year's cohort. Applicants are advised to apply early because only 20 seats in the program are available and they fill quickly each year.
Master of Engineering Management Program
(Located at the Midway Campus of Metro State in St. Paul, Minnesota)
Plan A (Thesis) not offered in St. Paul Cohort Program
Plan B (Starred Paper)
33 credit minimum of course work
- Core courses – 15 credit minimum
- Related electives – 15 credit minimum
- Capstone project – 3 credit minimum
Core Courses (generally offered once per year)
Plan A or Plan B, 15 credit minimum
- EM 560. Quality Engineering, 3 credits (F)
- EM 660. Engineering Project Management, 3 credits (F)
- EM 663. Engineering Management, 3 credits (S)
- EM 664. Production and Operations Management, 3 credits (F)
- EM 632. Engineering Economy, 3 credits (S)
9 credits for Plan A, 15 credits for Plan B
- MME 570. Facilities Planning and Material Handling, 3 credits
- ETS 604. Innovations and Contemporary Problems, 3 credits
- FIRE 577. Financial Management
- MGMT 567. Organizational Theory, 3 credits
- MGMT 570. International Business Management, 3 credits
- MGMT 584. Supply Chain Management, 3 credits
- MGMT 586. Managing for Quality, 3 credits
- EM 638. Competitive Technology Management, 3 credits
- EM 661. Industrial Financial Management, 3 credits
- EM 662. Supply Chain and Logistics Management, 3 credits
- EM 665. Organization Behavior and Performance management, 3 credits
- MBA 629. Marketing Management, 3 credits
- MBA 636. Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Environment of Business, 3 credits
- MBA 667. Organizational Behavior, 3 credits
- COMM 534. Theory and Principles of Public Relations, 3 credits
- BLAW 535. Technology and the Law, 3 credits
- EM 696. Capstone Project, 1-6 credits
- EM 699. Thesis, 1-6 credits
Or select other electives with approval of the MEM program director.
- A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required.
- The maximum duration for a graduate student cannot be over seven years.
For information contact:
Dr. Ben Baliga
Engineering Management Program
An Important Note:
International students on the F-1 and J-1 visas are not eligible for part-time academic programs sponsored by St. Cloud State University due to Immigration regulations. This would include the part-time MEM part-time program hosted in St. Paul, MN. International students can enroll in the full-time MEM program hosted in Maple Grove, MN