Engineering Management Department

Master of Science in Engineering Management

The ITU Engineering Management program is designed to equip engineers and business specialists with the skills to lead technical projects or businesses in fast-paced, technological industries. In a globalized economy driven by advances in science and technology, tech leaders must stay on top of trends and adapt to rapidly changing conditions. They must also be innovative in motivating and retaining their staff.

The skills and knowledge offered in ITU’s Engineering Management program include a broad exposure to common engineering management topics such as leadership, organizational theory, project management, financial management, operations and supply chain management, quality management, systems thinking, risk management, intellectual property, and more. We also work to ensure that students develop a solid understanding of technology management and innovation, as well as product management and marketing. From start to finish, ITU’s training is project-focused and practical.

58% of students are involved in internships 54 countries represented in our student body.
>50% Annual Earnings are double the national average in Silicon Valley. 25% Less Fee: Compared to Average Tuition for a Master’s Degree in The US. “Finance and Fee”.


Our 39 credit hour curriculum is completed in 16 months. The 39 credit hours are composed of core courses, electives, cross disciplinary electives, capstone or thesis, and an internship.

Program Structure

Degree Requirements Credits
Core Courses 9
Required EM Courses 12
Required Capstone Courses 3
Required ITU Presents 1
Required Nugget Courses 2
Internship 1
Elective Courses 11
Total  39


Students are required to complete four courses (12 credit hours) from the following list of courses:
• EMG 503 Product Management
• EMG 506 Systems Engineering and Architecture
• EMG 507 Operations Research
• EMG 511 Technology Management and Entrepreneurship
• EMG 554 Management Consulting
• EMG 579 Business Process Management



Tailor your program with Elective Courses to reach 39 credit hours.
The Elective courses options as as follows:
1. Department Elective Courses List.
    Consult the EM Program Elective List

2. With approval from the EM Department any course from:
    • Department of Business Administration

3. Elective Internship Credit Option: You can complete a maximum of 9 internship credit hours, including 1 required credit hour, to
reach the total of 39 credit hours needed for your degree.

4. Transfer Credits: Up to 9 credit hours from a graduate program of a regionally accredited school with Department Chairʼs approval.

Students must complete a sufficient number of Elective Courses to accumulate a total of 39 credit hours. 


All core courses have to be taken within the first three trimesters. Students must take at least one core course each term. It is recommended that in the first trimester students take two core courses if they are offered. Any exceptions to this policy are subject to the Department Chair approval.

The three core courses (9 credit hours) are:
• EMG 500 Principles of Engineering Management
• MGT 575 Project Management
• EMG 502 Organizational Management



Students are required to take one course from the following:
• EMG 690 Capstone Project Or
• EMG 697 Thesis



• PRE-500 ITU Presents (3 courses (1/3 each course) for a total of 1 credit hour)



• Nuggets courses are typically coded between IDS 500 and IDS 599. For more details, consult the Chair Department.



A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA is required for granting the Master’s degree.

List of Elective Courses for EM
EMG 688 Special Topics
EMG 689 Independent Study
One course from any Engineering Department

Admission Requirements

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If you’re a driven, technically-minded graduate with an eye on a career in engineering—or the business of engineering—our competitive program could be the one for you.

An ITU Engineering Management degree can provide you with several advantages in the job market:

  • The technical expertise to tackle challenging work and other abilities required in business management, including communication, collaboration, and creativity.
  • A combination of technical and business management training.
  • A high return on your educational investment. Studies show that engineering management graduates earn a premium over graduates from other degree programs.

What You Will Learn

Located in exciting Silicon Valley, the ITU engineering management program is a rigorous, competitive curriculum designed to prepare students to be leaders at the labs, research centers, or institutions of their choice.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be prepared to lead engineering and technical project teams, delivering new products and services in the United States or abroad.
  • Be able to take a systems-approach to analyzing problems and managing projects.
  • Understand the process of aligning project goals and objectives with corporate strategy.
  • Have a strong grasp of principles of project management and be able to apply them in the work setting.
  • Be able to demonstrate good communication skills, both written and oral, as an engineering manager.
  • Demonstrate competence and knowledge in at least one area of technical emphasis, such as software engineering, electrical engineering, computational and mathematical engineering, etc.
  • Develop an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to identify new business opportunities and capitalize on new venture ideas.