Welcome to the Department of Engineering Management and Systems

Our master’s degree programs will help you learn skills that can accelerate your professional career by providing you with the enduring and rigorous educational basis upon which most successful strategies for system optimization and product process improvement are built.

The Master of Science program in Engineering Management (ENM) offers practicing engineers the analytical tools and management skills needed to plan, design, optimize and direct complex programs, processes and systems and to lead the teams that make them work. The Master of Science program in Management Science (MSC) teaches technical professionals how to apply the quantitative techniques and tools of operations research to solve problems in business, industry and government. Graduates of both programs are able to quantify, model, analyze and simulate any situation to make the tough decisions required by leaders of complex programs, processes and systems.

Plus, our faculty bring the classroom to you through our innovative Distance Learning environment. While all of our courses are offered in a time-honored classroom setting, most of those live classes are also simultaneously broadcast over the Internet via web conferencing. This simulcast environment enables students who might be unable to attend classes on campus to nonetheless participate in real time via audio, video and chat. To accommodate working professionals, courses are offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters, either over the lunch hour or in the late afternoon or evening. And all simulcast courses are also recorded, enabling both on-campus and Internet-based students the ability to playback classroom sessions at their convenience.

For more information about our online Distance Learning, please click here.

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Graduate students

Toward the end of your engineering management or management science master's program of study, you'll have the ability to complete a capstone project that will enable you to demonstrate your ability to translate coursework into real-world application. Alternately, if you aspire toward an eventual doctorate degree, you will be encouraged to work with our faculty on a research project that will culminate in a master’s thesis. 

Some topics studied by our recent graduates:

  • Optimizing manufacturing, assembly and sequencing operations for a new facility
  • Developing a model for selecting a supplier for gas turbine engines
  • Improving production and packaging for a brewing company
  • Analyzing failure data for the avionics systems on a gunship
  • Ergonomic redesign of a digital camera
  • Optimizing the propulsion system for an unmanned aerial vehicle
  • Determining the best configuration for a call center via simulation

Go to "Student Resources" for other past research titles.


Department of Engineering Management and Systems

Kettering Laboratories 365 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0236