Online Engineering Management, MEM | University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Engineering Management, MEM

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

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    Fully Online
  • Total Credits
  • In-State Tuition Per Credit
  • Out of State Tuition Per Credit

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Organizations are in need of engineers who are able to understand the inner workings of technical projects, systems, and tools while understanding how to manage successful teams and organizations. The online Master of Engineering Management, (MEM) program is a professional practice-oriented advanced degree that is designed for individuals who have a degree in engineering or quantitative area and are looking to acquire effective leadership and project management skills for the engineering workplace.

In addition, students of the online Engineering Management, MEM:  

  • Acquire effective skills that help understand how to manage successful teams and organizations while understanding the inner workings of technical projects, systems and tools 
  • Become empowered to confidently lead projects that are both innovative and cost effective in teams and organizations 

The online engineering courses are provided through the UNL College of Engineering and the business courses are provided through the UNL College of Businesss online MBA program. The online Engineering Management, MEM is designed for individuals who have at least one degree in engineering or significant engineering practice and a degree in a related field. This non-thesis program is geared to the working professional.

In the online MEM program, students complete a total of 30 credit hours, which are held in accelerated 8-week sessions. Credit hour requirements consist of: 

  • 15 credit hours in engineering coursework, with 9 MEM course credits and 6 engineering elective credits  
  • 9 credit hours of MBA courses 
  • 6 credit hours of additional courses in engineering, business or other graduate courses 

Career outlook: The online Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program combines engineering and business curriculum into one degree, preparing graduates for management-level positions in a multitude of engineering fields.  

The online MEM degree is based on relevant topics and allows technical professionals to relate material learned through the program with workplace challenges. This program emphasizes problem-solving, critical thinking and decision making by studying topics including: 

  • Organizational structure and development 
  • Supply chain management 
  • Finance 
  • Accounting 
  • Process and economic analysis 
  • Project management 
  • Business theories and practice 

Jena Shafai Asgarpoor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Practice, Director, MEM Program

Jena Shafai Asgarpoor's research interests include quality control and quality management, pedagogy, online teaching and assessment of student learning. She has served as the Education Chair on the Board of Nebraska Section for American Society for Quality (ASQ) since 2014.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  1. A bachelor's degree

    Some restrictions on majors

  2. 2.50 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

  3. Taken the TOEFL or IELTS

    (Only required if English is not your native language)

  4. A written personal statement

  5. 3 letters of recommendation

  6. Official transcripts from all previous schools

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:

  • Apply and be admitted to Graduate Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Pay the non-refundable $50 application processing fee
  • Submit one set of official transcripts from each college or university you have attended to Office of Graduate Studies
  • Apply and be admitted to the department
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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
February 15
Spring Semester
September 15

Program of Study

  • Required MEM Courses - 9 credit hours
    - IMSE 805 Analysis of Engineering Management I
    - IMSE 806 Decision and Risk Analysis
    - IMSE 905 Analysis of Engineering Management II
  • Required Engineering Electives - 6 credit hours
    - Choose from topics in logistics, ergonomics, project management and TQM/Six Sigma
  • Required MBA Courses - 9 credit hours
    - Choose from topics in accounting, finance, managerial economics, marketing, organizational behavior, decision making and e-commerce
  • Flex Courses - 6 credit hours
    - Choose from topics in engineering, business or other related area

Core Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
IMSE 805Analysis of Engineering Management I3

Course Number: IMSE 805

Prereq: IMSE 206. General concepts and principles of engineering management applied to cases.

IMSE 806Engineering Economy II (Decision and Risk Analysis)3

Course Number: IMSE 806

Theory and practice of decision making under uncertainty. Graphical modeling techniques. Influence diagram and decision trees. The value of information. Utility theory foundations, risk preference and multi-attribute decision models. Economic justification of projects.

IMSE 905Analysis of Engineering Management II3

Course Number: IMSE 905

Prereq: IMSE 805. Continuation of concepts and principles of engineering management applied to production cases.

Elective Courses

Course NumberCourse NameCredits
ACCT 805Financial Accounting (formerly ACCT 820)3

Course Number: ACCT 805

A capstone course for accountants. Extended application of accounting theory as it relates to both the public sector and the private sector. Environmental considerations and the international implications of accounting treatments. Use of cases and exposure drafts of proposed accounting pronouncements in accounting theory

ACCT 807Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Accounting3

Course Number: ACCT 807

Standards of ethical financial reporting and corporate governance in the context of the legal, regulatory, and social environments of corporate business. Acts of law and sanctions imposed for violations of standards of financial reporting.

ACCT 817Income Tax and Management Decisions3

Course Number: ACCT 817

The impact of Federal income tax law on management decisions, more from the viewpoint of recognizing problems than prescribing solutions.

ACCT 840Fraud Examinations3

Course Number: ACCT 840

Prereq: intermediate accounting or ACCT 805. Explains fraud and provides a forum for discussing how fraud differs from other crimes. Includes fraud techniques, schemes, readings and study of actual fraud cases.

ACCT 888Financial Reporting and Analysis (Formerly ACCT 801)3

Course Number: ACCT 888

Prereq: intermediate accounting or ACCT 805. Effective utilization of accounting information presented in financial statements. Primary financial statements, revenue recognition practices, the financial reporting system, the effects of accounting method choice on reported financial data, and firm valuation.

AECN 883Ecological Economics3

Course Number: AECN 883

A synthesis across the notion of “utility” as represented in traditional environmental and natural resource economics, “ecology” in ecological economics, and “community” in behavioral economics. Ideas from thermodynamics with a focus on renewable resources. Development, organization, and enhancement of eco-business, eco-industry, eco-government and eco-communities.

ECON 822International Finance3

Course Number: ECON 822

Determinants of exchange rates, international payments, and inflation, unemployment, national income, and interest rates in an open economy. International monetary system and capital and financial markets, and of the mechanisms by which a national economy and the rest of the world adjust to external disturbances.

FINA 850Multinational Financial Analysis3

Course Number: FINA 850

International aspects of financial management. Exchange risk analysis and management. Accessing international capital markets. International capital budgeting. Numerical optimization technique. Prerequisites for course: GRBA 811 and permission.

FINA 863Portfolio Management3

Course Number: FINA 863

The workings of securities markets. The fundamental intuition of the risk-return trade-off. The role of information in financial markets. All major asset pricing models and application to risk management in a portfolio context.

FINA 867Options, Futures, and Derivative Securities3

Course Number: FINA 867

Analysis of the properties of derivative securities that are commonly encountered in practice. Examines the theoretical framework within which derivative securities can be valued. Discussion of alternative hedging strategies for financial institutions and portfolio managers.

GRBA 810Contemporary Managerial Accounting3

Course Number: GRBA 810

Internal accounting as a tool to generate information for managerial planning and control. Problems and case material used to review basic financial accounting, to develop operational understanding of elementary cost systems, capital and operating budgeting concepts, incremental analysis, transfer pricing, performance evaluation, and other selected quantitative techniques available to assist management in the performance of the planning and control functions.

GRBA 811Managerial Finance3

Course Number: GRBA 811

A case course designed to meet the financial core requirement in the MBA program. Application of financial theory to business problems. Financial statement analysis, working capital management, capital structure planning, cost of capital, and capital expenditure analysis.

GRBA 812Managerial Economics3

Course Number: GRBA 812

Applies economics to problems faced by managers in both the private and public sector. Consideration is given to the impact of the economic environment on decisions made by the firm including the effects of legal, regulatory and social constraints. Internal allocation of resources in organizations from an economic perspective. Economic tools that aid managers, including statistical analysis, are applied to practical decisions.

GRBA 813Managerial Marketing3

Course Number: GRBA 813

Mixture of case discussions, readings, lectures, plus written and oral assignments. Development of analytical and decision making skills, and an understanding of the market forces which influence those decisions. Major emphasis on the decision areas of product, distribution, personal selling, advertising and pricing, as well as on the development of integrated marketing programs. Social, ethical, and global issues.

GRBA 814Applied Organizational Behavior3

Course Number: GRBA 814

Critical behavioral science theories that contribute to the effective management of human behavior in organizations. Conceptual frameworks that help diagnose and explain the potential for common interpersonal problems. These models serve as the foundation for student efforts to develop behavioral skills and intervention techniques that promote effective individual and team activity leading to positive managerial experiences. Communication, power and influence, conflict management, and perception. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA or MPA program and/or permission of the MBA director

GRBA 815Supply Chain Management Strategies3

Course Number: GRBA 815

Strategic implications for the management and coordination of supply chains, including both internal and external operations and the information systems necessary for support.  Relationships between operations and information systems and other functional areas of organizations, e.g., accounting, marketing, finance, and engineering/R&D are evaluated, along with relationships with other organizations in the supply chain, are emphasized.

GRBA 851Business Analytics3

Course Number: GRBA 851

Broad understanding and knowledge of important business analytic topics and how they can be used to support decision making in all business areas, government, education, and agriculture. Technical procedures used to describe, predict and prescribe data into information for decision making.  Data exploration and how it results in a sequence of descriptive, predictive and prescriptive processes to result in unique and new information on which decisions can be made. Prerequisites for course: Admission to the MBA or MPA program and/or permission of the MBA director

GRBA 852International Business3

Course Number: GRBA 852

Reconsideration of marketing, management, accounting, and financial concepts within and between foreign environments. Understanding of alternative cultural, economic, and political systems which affect the operations of business firms. Attention to functional business decision making.

GRBA 853Strategic Management and Business Policy3

Course Number: GRBA 853

Development and implementation of corporate strategies and policies. Interrelationships between the external and internal environments of the organization (including functional areas) are stressed through identification, analysis, and implementation of solutions to strategic situations facing varying types of organizations. Policy cases, live cases/industry analyses, and an executive-level simulation game. Bridging the gap between management theory and practice.

GRBA 898Special Topics (Managerial Skills Seminar)3

Course Number: GRBA 898

Seminar in current topics in business. (Managerial Skills Seminar) Topical issues such as diversity, ethics, leadership, business communication, etc. New topics announced prior to each term in which the course is being offered.

IMSE 810Ergonomics3

Course Number: IMSE 810

Not open to students with credit in IMSE 315. (Delivered via WWW.) Introduction to the principles of ergonomics. Information processing, human output and control, workplace design and environmental conditions.

IMSE 821Applied Statistics and Quality Control3

Course Number: IMSE 821

Prereq: IMSE 321. Systematic analysis of processes through the use of statistical analysis, methods, and procedures: statistical process control, sampling, regression, ANOVA, quality control, and design of experiments.

IMSE 821Applied Statistics and Quality Control3

Course Number: IMSE 821

Prereq: IMSE 321. Systematic analysis of processes through the use of statistical analysis, methods, and procedures: statistical process control, sampling, regression, ANOVA, quality control, and design of experiments.

IMSE 822Industrial Quality Control3

Course Number: IMSE 822

Prereq: IMSE 321. Statistical process control and quality assurance techniques in manufacturing. Control charts, acceptance sampling, and analyses and design of quality control systems. Six additional IMSE hours from IE courses from list below.

IMSE 860Packaging Engineering3

Course Number: IMSE 860

Prereq: IMSE 206, 321, ENGM 373. Investigation of packaging processes, materials, equipment, and design. Container design, material handling, storage, packaging, and environmental regulations, and material selection.

IMSE 861Radio Frequency Identification3

Course Number: IMSE 861

Fundamentals of how radio frequency identification (RFID) components of tag, transponder, and antennae are utilized to create RFID systems. Best practices for implementation of RFID systems in common supply chain operations.

IMSE 881Supply Chain Optimization3

Course Number: IMSE 881

Concepts of the economic and service trade-offs in supply chain and logistics management. Using decision support system (DSS) to design optimal logistics network model with given requirements and operational parameters using leading software packages to model problems arising in strategic management of logistics networks.

IMSE 883Logistics in the Supply Chain3

Course Number: IMSE 883

Prereq: IMSE 334. Process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods, services and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Domestic transportation systems, distribution centers and warehousing, international logistics, logistics system controls and re-engineering logistics systems.

IMSE 901Total Quality Management Using Six Sigma Techniques3

Course Number: IMSE 901

Total Quality Management Using Six Sigma Techniques Introduction to advanced topics in Engineering Management and the foundations of Total Quality Management (TQM). Costs of quality, statistical tools, initiating change, advanced topics, and TQM in practice. Using DMAIC, DFSS, and COPQ along with the other industry-accepted Six Sigma Quality Techniques.

MNGT 821Entrepreneurship & Venture Management3

Course Number: MNGT 821

Aspects of starting and managing a new enterprise. Characteristics of entrepreneurs; the identification and evaluation of new venture opportunities-resource utilization; development of appropriate strategies and the successful planning, implementation and launching of a new business venture.

MNGT 828Leadership in a Global Context3

Course Number: MNGT 828

U.S. enterprises operating in the global economy. The manner in which cultural, economic, political, and social differences affect the management of business, governmental, military, and other enterprises is considered. Problems of managing in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Cost for Nebraska Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $630.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $682.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1890.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $2046.75

Cost for Out of State Residents

  • Per Credit Hour

  • Tuition: $630.00
  • Fees: $52.25
  • Total: $682.25
  • 3 Credit Hours

  • Tuition: $1890.00
  • Fees: $156.75
  • Total: $2046.75

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