Program Overview

Oakland University offers an online Master of Science in Engineering Management which seeks to impart the knowledge necessary to properly manage environments where technologies are vital to successful operations.  The degree is jointly administered by the ISE Department and the School of Business Administration.  The coursework consists of five to six engineering courses and four to five management courses in a flexible online format.

Oakland University’s online programs combine traditional education with new, innovative technologies that allow for students to complete all or most of their degree through computer coursework.  Online courses share many of the common features of traditional classes such as a teacher, peers, a syllabus, reading material, course activities, and evaluations.  The difference, of course, is that most participation occurs online rather than having face-to-face discussions in a classroom, so, for instance, students would discuss material on a threaded discussion board, or as part of a chat room.  Some students may appreciate a flexible blend of online and on-campus courses.  Online courses are usually synchronous in format (meaning that course work follows the same schedule as on-campus class equivalents and assignments are due on the same dates).

The MS in Engineering Management is a 30 credit hour program.  Four courses in Engineering Productivity are chosen from among: E-Commerce and ERP, Statistical Quality Analysis, Foundations of Systems Engineering I, and Engineering Decision Analysis.  The student also chooses four courses in Management: Financial Accounting, Legal Environment in Business, Financial Management, Marketing Management, Organizational Behavior, and Operations Management. Individuals must choose one elective course in either: Managerial Accounting, Economics for Managers, or any fifth course from the above lists.  The final required course  students must complete is Statistical Methods in Engineering.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    The program is for Engineers with a bachelor’s degree from any field of engineering - Industrial and Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, Civil, etc.  No preparatory courses are required.

    School Overview

    Oakland University was founded in 1957 when Matilda Dodge Wilson and her husband Alfred Wilson donated their 1,500-acre estate to Michigan State University. In 1959, what is now Oakland University opened under the name Michigan State University-Oakland. When it first opened there were only 570 students and the campus was comprised of just three buildings. In 1963, Michigan State University-Oakland was renamed Oakland University. Today it remains the only major public research university located in Oakland County, Michigan. Part of the mission of OU is “...In all its activities, Oakland University strives to exemplify educational leadership in a diverse and inclusive environment."

    Students enrolled at Oakland University have the choice of choosing a major in one of six different schools:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • School of Business Administration
    • School of Education and Human Services
    • School of Engineering and Computer Science
    • School of Health Science
    • School of Nursing

    To accommodate the busy lives of many of the students at Oakland University, there are a slew of online courses and many bachelor's and master's programs that can be completed entirely online. There are also numerous certificates that can be completed online and other degrees that can be completed partially online.


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