The goal of the MBS Engineering Management concentration is to educate students in the essential skills relevant to managing cross-disciplinary engineering and science-based teams in industries. Such teams are typically responsible for new product development, getting innovations to market, developing new technologies, implementing product improvement, or establishing or improving organizational infrastructure. Students will be taught the fundamentals and applications of engineering and science management and will receive training in finance and accounting, project and execution management, marketing, communication and leadership, management of innovation, science and technology, ethics and entrepreneurship. In addition, students can choose technical electives in a wide range of subjects from many different engineering and technical disciplines. Rutgers location in close proximity to the telecommunication and high-tech industry, as well as pharmaceutical, healthcare, chemical, biomedical and biotechnology companies makes the MBS degree attractive to students and practicing professionals in these industries. A Master of Business and Science in Engineering Management will provide an intellectual climate for the preparation of individuals for professional advancement and train individuals with the requisite skills to work in the rapidly evolving and increasingly globalized industries.
Admission to the Graduate Program in Engineering Management is based on careful evaluation of the students’ scholastic record, letters of recommendation, and performance on the Graduate Record Examination (General). Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in English unless the official language of their country is English – TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer based test), or Writing 22, Speaking 23, Reading 21, and Listening 17 (internet based test).
A Bachelors’ degree and background in engineering is required.
Domestic applicants for this concentration must have at least 1 year of industrial experience in the engineering field.
International applications for this concentration must have at least 2 years of industrial experience in the engineering field.
An internship at an engineering company does not count toward this requirement.
Please attach a resume along with your documents. Students with backgrounds in other scientific areas may be eligible. Please contact concentration coordinator for more information.
A number of our concentrations are geared towards professionals who have experience in their respective fields but are interested in enhancing their scientific and business knowledge. Many courses in these concentrations are either online or exec-style (concentrated curriculum). Please contact our office for more information.
For the Master of Business & Science (MBS) degree, students take 8 courses (24 credits) in the sciences and 19 credits in business. The business requirements include courses in finance & accounting, marketing, communication & leadership, capstone, ethics and electives. The business curriculum is listed here. The science courses for the Engineering Management concentration are given below.
I. Business Courses
A total of 19 credits are required in the business curriculum. Six courses are required - all but one of the courses are for 3 credits each. Descriptions of the required Business Courses can be found here:
and 2 business electives - 6 credits (e.g., project management, supply chain, Intellectual property, etc.)
As part of the MBS degree, students take:
- 8 technical courses (24 credits) in engineering/technology management
- 3 in General Engineering Management
- 5 electives from any area of engineering or science
- 19 credits in business including communication, leadership, finance & accounting, marketing, and management.
For the 24 credits in the 8 technical courses, students choose 3 courses in general Engineering Management and then 5 courses from any field in engineering or science. These engineering or science courses could be concentrated within a discipline, as shown below or can be general. Students are limited to a total of 9 credits of undergraduate courses (400 level) that can contribute towards the 24 credits.
Engineering Management Courses (Required to take 3 out of 8 science courses from the following list)
16:137:560 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering for Engineering Management (**required course) (Fall)
16:540:580 Quality Management (Fall)
16:540:585 Systems Reliability Engineering I (Fall)
22:799:692 Supply Chain Management Strategies (MBS SECTION ONLY) (Fall and Spring)
22:799:691 Project Management (MBS SECTION ONLY) (Fall and Spring)
16:180:545 Advanced Construction Engineering Management I
16:180:546 Advanced Construction Engineering Management II (Fall)
16:540:520 Supply Chain and Logistic Engineering
16:540:560 Production Analysis (Spring)
16:540:575 Advanced Engineering Economics I (Spring)
16:540:594 Risk Analysis and Mitigation
16:540:595 Software Reliability
14:540:491(02) Introduction to Reliability Engineering
16:137:602 Design Innovation: Make & Market Anything
For the Business portion of the degree requirements (19 credits), the following are mandatory for this concentration:
16:137:502 Principles of Communication & Professional Development for Science & Technology Management (3) (Fall and Spring)
16:137:530 Principles of Finance and Accounting for Science and Technology Management (3) (Fall and Spring)
16:137:507 Market Assessment for Business and Science
16:137:600 Science & Technology Management Capstone (3) (New Business Venture Development) (Fall and Spring)
16:137:500 Ethics in Science & Technology Management (1) (Fall, Spring, Summer, Online)
Two Electives from business (note: students must take Project Management either as part of their business electives or technical courses. Students are also encouraged to take the Fundamentals of Intellectual Property as an elective.)
Prof. Deborah Silver
The MBS (Master of Business & Science) is a Professional Science Master's Degree combining graduate science courses (MS level) in a particular concentration with courses in business.