Students entering the program should have a regionally accredited undergraduate degree in engineering, business, economics, math, computer science or other physical sciences and at least two years of practical work experience. The program requires an course work in probability and statistics, that can be satisfied by completing IMSE 510 as an approved elective within the first two semesters of the program. Two letters of recommendation are also required, with at least one from a person familiar with the candidate’s academic performance.
The undergraduate cumulative GPA is a large factor in master’s admission consideration and typically 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) is expected.
Core Courses (21 credits)
- IMSE 515: Fundamentals of Program Management (3)
- IMSE 516: Project Management and Control (3)
- IMSE 517: Managing Global Programs (3)
- IMSE 5215: Program Budget, Cost Estimation and Control (3)
- IMSE 5205: Engineering Risk-Benefit Analysis (3)
- OB 510: Organization Behavior (3)
- EMGT 590: Capstone Project (3)
Electives (9 credits)
- IMSE 510: Probability and Statistical Models (3)
- EMGT 500: Management for Engineers (3)
- EMGT 525: Total Quality Management and Six Sigma (3)
- EMGT 520: Production and Operations Engineering (3)
- IMSE 519: Quantitative Methods for Quality Engineering (3)
- IMSE 570: Enterprise Information Systems (3)
- EMGT 580: Product and Process Design (3)
- IMSE 5655: Supply Chain Management (3)
- IMSE 586: Big Data Analytics and Visualization (3)
- HRM 561: Human Resource Management (3)
- ACC 505: Developing and Interpreting Financial Information (3)
- CIS 575 Software Engineering Management (3)
Additional elective courses from other units at UM-Dearborn may also be considered with advisor approval.
Thesis option may be elected with the approval of the graduate advisor. The thesis will count for six (6) credit hours of graduate coursework, replacing the capstone project (EM 590) and three (3) credit hours of elective coursework. Students electing a thesis option must elect at least one more graduate-level cognate course in place of EM 590 for a minimum of three credit hours from departments other than IMSE to satisfy the cognate requirements for graduation.