Why Penn State
We know there’s a lot to consider when deciding to earn your Master of Engineering Management. Why should you choose Penn State Great Valley?
- Work with local companies and faculty on research projects through the Big Data Lab, Do iT Lab, and Smart Systems Research Group.
- Pursue your degree at your own pace, completing in as little as two years if attending part-time, or 12-18 months if attending full-time.
- Become a part of the more than 750,000 Penn State alumni across the world.
- Engage in courses taught by world-class faculty and industry experts.
- No GMAT or GRE scores required.
- Program is STEM designated.
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- Combines business and analytical courses to foster skills focused on helping management positions in technical organizations.
- Tailor to fit your background and career goals by taking approved courses from other programs.
- Partner with alumni and local employers on relevant projects while fostering industry connections, networking, and job opportunities.
- Immerse yourself in small classes and develop meaningful relationships with faculty and classmates who are business professionals and managers in the private and public sectors.
- Take advantage of Career Management Services, which offers a variety of programs, resources, and networking opportunities for students and graduates.
- Benefit from a STEM designated program, allowing 36 months total of Optional Practical Training (OPT).
In U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 "Best Online Programs," Penn State Great Valley is ranked:
- #3 in master’s in engineering programs
- #10 (tie) in master’s in computer information technology programs
In U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 "Best Online Programs for Veterans," Penn State Great Valley is ranked:
- #1 in master’s in engineering
- Courses are offered either in an in-person/online hybrid format or fully online.
- Fully in-person courses are available each semester to comply with visa requirements.
- Ability to simultaneously pursue another degree as part of the concurrent degree program.
- The 33-credit program focuses on solving technical and socio-technical problems, leading and fostering effective technical teams, and managing technical projects in the presence of uncertainty and risk.
- Covers key concepts needed for a project management certification.
- Under the guidance of faculty, the capstone course helps you apply critical thinking and strategic thinking through analysis and discussion of recent engineering/technology management cases.