Kennesaw State to offer Master of Science in Engineering Management
New online graduate degree blends engineering with a business management focus
MARIETTA, Ga. (Aug 11, 2016) — Kennesaw State University has a new online graduate degree program in engineering management, designed to give professional engineers a greater understanding of how to apply standard business practices within the engineering field.
The Master of Science in Engineering Management program, which begins this fall, was approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia at its monthly meeting on Aug. 10. The program is a joint effort of Kennesaw State’s Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology and the Michael J. Coles College of Business.
“This program represents an exciting opportunity for the university,” said Houston Davis, interim president for KSU. “It is a perfect example of how, through the consolidation, we are bringing together the outstanding assets of the Marietta and Kennesaw campuses to deliver unique programs that help meet the demands of the marketplace.”
The collaborative degree program combines graduate-level engineering courses with business management courses that specifically focus on learning how to manage engineering personnel and projects while satisfying the intricate needs of engineering organizations.
“Kennesaw State is a leader in providing online degree programs that offer quality and relevant courses to working professionals,” said Ken Harmon, Kennesaw State’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. “The Master of Science in Engineering Management is the perfect addition to our growing compendium of online professional offerings.”
The online degree will provide an educational pathway for engineers to increase job mobility opportunities and poise graduates to rise through the corporate ranks of larger firms more easily.
“Today’s engineering industry demands human talent that can navigate the business aspects as easily as the technical know-how, and these organizations will be best supported when engineers also understand the corporate side of the business,” said Thomas Currin, dean of the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. “By teaching best business practices through an engineering lens, this degree program will provide engineers with a better management perspective in order to fill the many roles – both technical and managerial – within an organization.”
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.