Engineering Management & Leadership

Our Program

The online Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with specialization in Engineering Management and Leadership is a great fit for engineers aspiring to advance their career along a path of steadily increasing responsibility within an engineering or technology based organization.

Degree Options

The 33-credit hour curriculum focuses on increasing engineering and technical skills, particularly at the systems level, and building strategic management skills, particularly those associated with leadership in the global marketplace. As a student, your engineering courses will be administered by the Purdue College of Engineering. You will be embedded in classes composed of engineers who are seeking graduate degrees in various engineering disciplines. The business courses will be taught by Indiana University, Kelly School of Business.

Online Plan of Study Details

The MSE/MS master’s program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load. For planning purposes, an example POS for the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Engineering Management and Leadership degree is available, as well as an extensive course menu that lists classes available over the next several years.


There are separate tuition costs for your online engineering courses and online business management courses you will be taking in this program.  The 2014-2015 tuition rate for the online Kelley courses is $3,000. As part of your Kelley studies, there are additional costs for books and a $150 financial accounting prep course.


You must already hold an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program or one with equivalent standards. You must apply and be admitted to Purdue Engineering Professional Education (ProEd). More information about admissions can be found by visiting the program’s admissions page

As you customize your plan of study with a wide selection of in-demand engineering courses, you will also be able to expand your management skills with these topics from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business: Accounting, Strategic Management, Strategic Marketing and Operations Management.