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What do our alumni appreciate most about the M.S. in Engineering Management program?

1. Rapid career advancement.

New skills open up new career paths. The MSEM program is designed to turn forward-thinking engineers and scientists into successful technology managers. By seeing issues from a higher level, you can boost your performance at work and reap the rewards. 

According to a survey of MSEM Class of 2016 alumni:

  • 55% were promoted before they even graduated
  • 44% of those promoted were elevated into their first management position
  • $11,500 was the average salary increase while enrolled in the program

The Tufts MSEM program offered a fast track to take on bigger picture projects sooner in my career. Within six months of graduating I accepted an offer I would never receive without my degree. Now I’m steering the company’s future products.” – Jason Jammallo (MSEM ’12), Senior Manufacturing Innovation Engineer at New Balance

2. Experienced, engaged faculty.

All professors have real-world industry experience. And now they’re sharing it with you, one practical skill at a time. If you'd like advice outside of the classroom, they are available to meet one-on-one to discuss resources to meet your long-term career goals.

“My MSEM professors brought their own real-world working experiences to enhance teaching materials. And it wasn’t just about books – the focus was helping students apply learnings in a way that’s industry applicable.” – George Lee (MSEM ’14), Associate Director, Program and Alliance Management at Unum Therapeutics

3. Like-minded and inspiring classmates.

MSEM students come from a variety of industries, but all have a passion for STEM. During the cohort experience, you’ll collaborate together, network together, and learn from each other as much as you learn from your professors.

Did you know? 90% of MSEM students have engineering or science degree backgrounds.

Most popular? Chemical or Biological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science.

4. Unique, highly-relevant curriculum.

In today's fast-paced world, you don’t have time for theory. You need directly applicable, functional skills you can use in your career. The MSEM curriculum is hands-on and focused on relevant coursework:

  • Experiential approach to learning through in-class simulations, group projects, and assignments in industry settings.
  • Current, real-world case studies from technology-driven companies.
  • Technically focused business curriculum includes product development, supply chain management, and global business strategies.

“My favorite aspect of the MSEM program was using what I learned the very next day at work. Engineers can find it hard to see above their daily responsibilities. Now I’m more well-rounded and augment my tech background with business skills and working with stakeholders across the company.” – Jeremy Jo, Senior Engineer, Emerging Technology at Dentsply Sirona

5. Work-life-school balance.

Everyone in the MSEM community knows balancing responsibilities can be a challenge. That’s why the program is designed to cater seamlessly to working professionals managing work, family, school, and even the occasional Sox game.

  • Convenient evening or weekend class schedules
  • Class registration and course material procurement is taken care of for you
  • Free parking on campus

The MSEM program even includes complimentary meals before class. So, grab a plate and collaborate with your team on that project, or learn more about a fellow student’s job. Bonding – and a napkin – are encouraged.