Master's Degree

MEM Curriculum and Credit Hours:

The Master of Engineering Management degree program requires 30 credit hours: 12 MEM core credits, 9 MEM elective credits, and 9 MBA (business) minor credits. This degree is offered with courses provided through the College of Engineering and the College of Business Administration online MBA program. All MEM and MBA courses are 3 credit-hours, delivered fully online (asynchronous, web-based format), and 8-weeks in duration.

To earn the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree:

  1. Apply and be admitted
  2. Work with a team member in the Master of Engineering Management program to develop a plan of study.
  3. Complete 30 credit hours (courses described below).

4 MEM Core Courses (12 Credit Hours)

The following are CORE courses and required for the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree.
EMGT 805 EMGT 805 - Teamwork for Organizational Commitment and Collaboration 3 cr. hours
EMGT 806 EMGT 806 - Decision and Risk Analysis 3 cr. hours
EMGT 809 EMGT 809 - Engineering Economy for Decision Making 3 cr. hours
EMGT 905 EMGT 905 - Strategic Management and Planning 3 cr. hours

3 MEM Electives (9 Credit Hours)

Choose four courses from the following list. Additional electives are under development.
EMGT 807 EMGT 807 – Project Management 3 cr. hours
EMGT 808 EMGT 808 – Engineering Leadership 3 cr. hours
EMGT 811 EMGT 811 - Legal Considerations for Engineering Managers 3 cr. hours
EMGT 819 EMGT 819 - Applied Management Science for Engineering and Operations 3 cr. hours
EMGT 820 EMGT 820 - Quantitative Analysis for Engineering Management Decisions 3 cr. hours
EMGT 891 EMGT 891 - Special Topics in Engineering Management 3 cr. hours
EMGT 901 EMGT 901 – TQM Using Six Sigma Techniques 3 cr. hours
Note: At least 21 credit hours must be completed in engineering coursework (12 MEM core credits and 9 MEM elective credits). Additional MEM elective courses are under development. Please contact the MEM Program Coordinator for more information.
3 MBA Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Three business courses are required to fulfill the business minor. The following courses have been the most common among MEM students.
GRBA 808 GRBA 808 - Introduction to Business Strategy 3 cr. hours
GRBA 809 GRBA 809 - Financial Accounting 3 cr. hours
GRBA 811 GRBA 811 - Managerial Finance 3 cr. hours
GRBA 812 GRBA 812 - Managerial Economics 3 cr. hours
GRBA 813 GRBA 813 - Managerial Marketing 3 cr. hours
GRBA 814 GRBA 814 - Applied Organizational Behavior 3 cr. hours
GRBA 815 GRBA 815 - Supply Chain Management 3 cr. hours
GRBA 816 GRBA 816 - Strategic Human Resource Management 3 cr. hours
GRBA 851 GRBA 851 - Business Analytics 3 cr. hours
Electives Other electives available

Additional MBA courses may be available through subject areas such as:
Supply Chain Management and Analytics (SCMA), Finance (FINA), Marketing (MRKT), Management (MNGT), and Economics (ECON).

Master's Degree

Official transcripts are required for admission

To be fully admitted, The Office of Graduate Studies requires official transcripts. Admission with full standing requires a grade point average (GPA) for all undergraduate work of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale). All deficient courses stipulated at the time of admission must be passed with a grade of C or better.

Provisional Status: Applicants with a GPA below a 3.00 or with deficiencies will be evaluated and admission may be granted on a provisional basis until proof of an ability to complete graduate level work is satisfactorily shown.

GMAT or GRE Score not required

It is not required to submit standardized test scores such as the GRE or GMAT.  However, applicants may include the information in the online application to supplement their application. 

Personal Statement

All applicants are required to submit a personal statement.

  • Briefly describe your past professional experience and relevant skills.
  • What are some of your short and long term professional goals?
  • How would a University of Nebraska MEM assist you in achieving your goals?


A professional resume should be submitted. Include the following: relevant work experience, skills, involvement and education. 

Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of  recommendation are needed. All three contacts must be former or current supervisors or professors. 

Prerequisite Requirements

To enter the Master of Engineering Management program, the following prerequisites are required:

  • Relevant work experience: Experience in engineering and technology industry; minimum of two-years is strongly recommended; engineering co-ops and internships may be considered as part of work experience.
  • GPA: 3.00 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Conditional acceptance may be granted on a case by case basis.
  • Previous earned degrees: A Bachelor of Science (or higher) degree in engineering or quantitative area
  • Courses:
    • Calculus I
    • A course in probability and statistics
    • Provisional status may be granted if deficiency is removed, in consultation with MEM administrators, prior to enrolling in MEM core courses.
  • English proficiency: See section related to International Applicants

Online versions of prerequisite courses may be available upon request from the University of Nebraska. None of the prerequisite courses may be used in the student's MEM program of study. All prerequisite courses must be met before 15 hours of graduate course work is completed. Please contact the MEM Program Coordinator for more information about prerequisite courses.

International Applicants

  • If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency using one of the following tests:
    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL; 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL, or
    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.5.
  • Language proficiency requirement may be waived for individuals whose native language is not English, if they have:
    1. earned a college degree in the USA, or
    2. documented history of relevant employment (in engineering & technology industry) in the USA

Please note:

  • This is an online degree program. It is not possible to obtain a Visa to study in the U.S. when enrolled in our program.
  • This is a professional master’s degree. We are unable to offer teaching or research assistantships, internship, or other forms of support. A majority of our students receive tuition reimbursement from their employers.