University of Dayton School of Engineering

Engineering Management and Management Science

Engineering management graduate studies help students build the analytical and managerial skills needed to plan, design, optimize and direct complex systems, programs and processes.

Management science graduate studies focus on applying quantitative modeling and analysis tools to solve problems in business, industry and government.

Both programs are designed to help students master the conceptual foundation behind most successful strategies for system optimization and product and process improvement.

Nearly all classes are offered simultaneously on campus and online at times chosen to be most convenient for working professionals; recordings are available for student playback 24/7.

Course-based certificates are also available in the areas of six-sigma methods for process improvement, design of experiments and systems engineering.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited program in engineering, engineering technology, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or related program of study. Applicants with different undergraduate degrees or whose background does not include preparation in mathematics similar to that of an undergraduate engineer (most notably including at least three semesters of calculus) may be required to complete undergraduate prerequisites. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 — especially those with significant work experience — may be admitted on a conditional basis.

To apply for admission, click the link below. Along with the application, Engineering Management and Management Science applicants should submit the following additional information:

  • Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. (Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked "Issued to Student" and unofficial copies are not acceptable.)
  • A personal statement that outlines your experience in the engineering field — both academically and professionally — and also describes what you hope to learn in our program and how it will be important both for your career and your current/potential employers.

Please note, while the Department of Engineering Management, Systems, and Technology does not require you to provide results from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or letters of recommendation, you are welcome to submit such information in support of your application. A current résumé is often helpful as well . . . but also not required.

Additional requirements apply for international students

Admission Deadlines

Applications accepted on a rolling basis with the following approximate general deadlines:

  • Fall Term: June 15th
  • Spring Term: November 15th
  • Summer Term: March 15th

Please contact your department chair to follow up on exact deadlines.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available; however, restrictions may apply to international students. Some of the graduate assistantships are at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and require citizenship or permanent residency. Please contact individual programs for details.

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Department of Engineering Management, Systems, & Technology

Kettering Laboratories 465 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0249