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The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program is designed for experienced STEM professionals who wish to develop management and leadership skills while deepening their understanding of traditional and emerging technologies.
Students complete a core curriculum in management, quantitative analysis, and behavioral science, then augment their education with advanced engineering electives in their area of specialization. This combination of education in business with sought-after graduate-level engineering coursework prepares our graduates for top leadership roles in the most technologically sophisticated companies.
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Innovation — Taught from a product development and organizational perspective, students have the opportunity to focus on the development of an individual product as well and an entire business.
Strategic Thinking — Students develop the ability to discern the long-term business implications of financial performance and external factors.
Leadership — Students focus on issues surrounding team leadership such as: followership, communications, conflict resolution, decisiveness, task orientation, and self-management.
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International students and students who plan to live off campus should anticipate annual cost of living expenses of $20,000 to $25,000.
Depending on the length of stay in the program, the total cost of the MEM degree, including living expenses, will be anywhere between about $87,934 to $110,212, depending on the student’s needs. Merit-based Financial Aid is limited but all applicants are considered based on information included in the application.
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In June 2020, 37 graduates from Northwestern University MEM applied to top firms in their preferred sectors. Out of these, 2 were still looking for work, while 35 were already employed. Most of them were able to find jobs in the industry they chose. The typical job titles of the graduates were Product Manager, Business Owner, Project/Program Manager, Business/product analyst, Supply Chain Manager, and Systems Engineer.
The following is a comprehensive list of all the admissions requirements:
|Round||Applications Due||Decisions Sent||Reply and Deposit Required|
|Round 1*||December 15||February 15||March 15|
|Round 2||February 15||April 15||May 15|
*Round 1 waitlist candidates will be notified by April 15 regarding their admission decision.
|Quarter||Applications Due||Decisions Sent||Reply and Deposit Required|
|Fall||1 May||May 8||May 15|
|Winter||November 15||November 22||November 29|
|Spring||February 15||February 22||March 1|
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For letters from current and former employers, we would appreciate an assessment of the applicant’s career progress, management potential and leadership skills. For academic references, we would appreciate an evaluation of the applicant’s potential for graduate work.
In addition, the admissions committee looks for comments on the following (where applicable):
Please note: The application system will email your recommenders at the email address you provide. Recommenders will receive a request to address the questions outlined above and instructions on uploading their completed letter to the application system. Recommenders may use standard word processing software for letters.
Professor Rubenstein founded the Master in Engineering Management (MEM) program in 1976 to provide high-quality engineering management education for engineers and scientists in the Chicago area and directed the MEM program from 1977 until 1992. A scholarship was formed in his honor with the goal of recruiting top graduate student talent, and the Master of Engineering Management program offers a limited number of these scholarships each year. The Albert H. Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship is based on merit and is awarded during the application process. No additional application or documents are required for consideration.
In addition to the Albert H. Rubenstein Memorial scholarship offered directly through the program, Master of Engineering Management students may be eligible for other types of support. Resources may be found at the McCormick School of Engineering Fellowships and Internships page or at Northwestern University’s Office of Fellowships.
Students in the Master of Engineering Management program are eligible for financial aid depending on the number of courses taken in a quarter. Prospective students should familiarize themselves with the options for financial aid and contact the Evanston Office of Graduate Financial Aid with any questions.
Students using financial aid to fund their graduate degree must comply with the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy to maintain eligibility.
The strength of the MEM Program is its multidisciplinary approach, combining a core curriculum in marketing, finance, accounting, and engineering management with a graduate level engineering education. Students learn the basics of management, quantitative analysis, and behavioral science and choose advanced engineering electives in their area of specialization.
In order to tailor the program to their area of specialization, students choose electives from selected courses from other professional masters program:
To know in depth about all the subjects and electives Click here.
No. GRE and GMAT scores are now optional for all applicants. You are welcome to report and upload your scores if you feel they will help strengthen your application, and if you upload them the Admissions Committee will include them as part of their holistic review of your application. However, if you choose not to upload GRE or GMAT scores this will have no negative impact on your review whatsoever.
Please view our admissions page to get a better understanding of our admissions deadlines for part-time, full-time, and international students.
You can enter all types of work experience in the Education and Experience section as well as detailing these experiences on your CV (Resumé).
A completed application requires a $50 application fee payable in US funds. All application fees are paid through the application system. Please note that applicants who attend a MEM Information Session will have their application fee waived. Online sessions are available. These are scheduled monthly and available primarily in the fall and winter, so if you intend to request a fee waiver, you should plan to attend a session at least 1 month prior to your target submission date.
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