The Penn State Great Valley Master of Engineering Management degree has given me the tools to more effectively manage my engineering team. The Master of Leadership Development has challenged me to grow as a leader and understand the difference between managing and leading. I now manage projects and lead people. I am more self-aware and understand the need to lead organizational and social change through authentic transformational leadership. Penn State Great Valley is conveniently located to work and home, has world-class professors, and a diverse, engaged, and professional student body. I have made many contacts and life-long friends at Penn State Great Valley. We Are Penn State!
Kenneth R. Mahon, Master of Engineering Management, 2013; MLD, 2015
My undergraduate engineering degree has given me a great foundation of technical skills, but I know that I want to continue to improve my technical management abilities over time. The Master of Engineering Management program allows me to help meet that goal. The interactions with multidisciplinary students promote problem solving from different perspectives, and classes relate specific management techniques to industry examples. This combination of skills has been beneficial in expanding my knowledge base.
Ross McKelvey, Master of Engineering Management, 2015