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Master of Science in Systems Engineering and Management (P-SEM) - Executive Education

A MS degree in Systems Engineering and Management is an ideal advanced degree for professionals with a solid engineering or quantitative background and a desired managerial and leadership career path with a significant technology component. A P-SEM degree can help its graduates perform better in their current positions or even assume roles of greater responsibility within their organizations.

A MS P-SEM degree gives students a holistic view of the technical workplace that sheds light on how every process, project and design concept - along with their management and development - affects the performance, revenues and profitability of the business.

The degree provides flexibility and scalability with industry-specific management and development, as well as the tool set necessary for future professional movement into positions requiring greater leadership and management skills. The MS P-SEM is a program of courses that provides students with both practical and theoretical knowledge required to have a career in the systems function of the organization. The curriculum prepares graduates who understand business processes and how various systems support these processes. Graduates can utilize critical thinking skills to identify and analyze systems requirements that will be used in the development or selection of organization-wide systems and support managerial decision making. Graduates from the program can pursue a wide variety of careers in different vertical sectors that involve various types of systems such as IT Systems, including software development, web development, data analytics, cybersecurity, systems administration, database administration, and operating systems; Global Supply Chain Systems; Aerospace and Defense Systems, HealthCare Systems; Telecom Systems; Embedded Systems; Energy Systems; Transportation; Satellite Systems; Audio-Visual Systems; etc. Graduates from the program will have the following skills:

  • Technical management and leadership: Ability to manage personnel and resources critical to ensure efficient and profitable processes are implemented across an organization
  • Communications, organization and presentation: Ability to communicate both managerial and technical concepts to people from different backgrounds and cultures across a range of mediums - including verbal, written and visual communications
  • Problem-solving: With a broad view of how technical organizations operate, develop solutions that not only address challenges within individual areas or departments, but that also take into account the mission and culture of the entire business
  • Engineering management: Incorporate mathematical and quantitative skills, coupled with critical management and leadership training, to manage the complexities of highly technical organizations
  • Technical project design, management and development: Ability to leverage advanced engineering management skills to effectively design, develop and manage both large and small-scale projects using proven industry methodologies