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Clarkson's Master of Science in Engineering Management is designed to accommodate the complex schedules of working professionals with a combination of in-person and virtual classroom experiences.  A win-win opportunity for both employee and employer, this "worker friendly" format allows students to apply new skills to the workplace in real-time while earning their graduate degree.

Throughout the two-year program, students bring a wealth of workplace experience to their physical and virtual classrooms, creating a sophisticated learning community where vibrant discussions begin face-to-face at the launch of each semester with in-residence classes in either Beacon, New York or Burlington, Vermont.  These state-of the-art education facilities help to facilitate a cutting-edge, "learning-centric" experience with flexible settings to support the programs creative and innovative curriculum.

Interactions continue online, as students and faculty transition to the virtual classroom for the remainder of each semester, working together during follow-up, synchronous online meetings.

Program Highlights

  • Study core concepts via synchronous and asynchronous methods while interacting with peers and faculty throughout email, social media, web-conferencing, and other technologies.
  • Focus on building expertise in project management, financial management, quality management, and operations strategy while having the opportunity to apply what you have studied in a final capstone project that will be completed in conjunction with your organization.
  • Engage with a supportive cohort of goal-oriented professionals and peers enhancing their professional development while managing responsibilities at work and home.
  • Attend several weekend residency sessions in Beacon, NY or Burlington, VT, and connect with fellow classmates, faculty, and prominent members of the Clarkson Community while taking part in classes and exercises that focus on communication, collaboration, and creativity.

Click here to download the Fall 2014 Cohort Schedule

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The MSEM curriculum contains ten core courses along with a capstone project that is completed during the final semester of study.  Courses include:

  • Strategic Project Management
  • Optimization Methods
  • Organizational Strategy & International Competitiveness
  • Cost Management
  • Quality Management & Process Control
  • Negotiations & Relationship Management
  • Financial Management
  • Environmental Sustainability & Risk Analysis
  • Marketing Management for Innovation
  • Business & Environmental Law
  • Capstone Project

*Please note that classes may change at any time

To access the proposed 2014 cohort schedule, click here.

US News & World Report has named Clarkson's online graduate business programs 12th in the United States in 2013