Engineering Management & Leadership

Purdue is Ranked #1 in Best Online Masters' in Engineering Management

Our Program

The online master's program in engineering management and leadership (ENML) at Purdue University is ranked #1 online engineering management master's programs by U.S. News and World Report.  The 33 credit hour online master's program is a concentration packed in our Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE/MS) degree in partnership with Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. This program was created for professionals who wish to build a competitive edge in a wide variety of industries. As a student in this program, you will focus heavily on increasing engineering and technical skills, particularly at the systems level, while building strategic management skills, particularly those associated with leadership in the global marketplace.

You'll learn from the same renowned faculty who teach on campus at Purdue and Indiana University and graduate with an MSE/MS from Purdue and certificate in Business Management from IU.

In 2022, Purdue University is ranked #1 in Best Online Master's in Engineering Management Programs by U.S. News and World Report. Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is consistently ranked in the top ten programs by U.S. News and World Report, along with the IU Kelley School of Business graduate program nationally ranked by the U.S. News and World Report.

Courses offered in the following topic areas:

Systems Design and Development Strategic Business Planning
Accounting and Decision Making Strategic Marketing and Operations Management

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. 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 IU’s Kelley School of Business.

The business courses will be taught by Indiana University, Kelly School of Business.

For planning purposes, an example POS for the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Engineering Management & Leadership degree is available, as well as an extensive course menu that lists classes available over the next several years.

Go to the ENML concentration requirements page or view a sample plan of study.

There are separate tuition costs for your online engineering courses and online business management courses you will be taking in this program.  The current tuition rate for the online Kelley courses is $1,145 per credit hour (Tuition and fees are subject to change every academic year). 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 Online-College of Engineering. More information about admissions can be found by visiting the program's admissions page.

Go to the Interdisciplinary Engineering application requirements page or APPLY NOW!

Alumni Testimony

David Price"David Price"

Engineering Manager, General Electric Aviation
Graduated 2013
Interdisciplinary Engineering, Concentration in Engineering Management & Leadership

“After 20 years in the aviation and aerospace engineering industry, David Price decided to go back to school for a Master’s in Interdisciplinary Engineering with a concentration in Engineering Management and Leadership. The prestige of Purdue’s engineering programs made Purdue an obvious fit for acquiring advanced technical engineering skills, and the management and economics classes Price completed gave him a holistic perspective on engineering management. When Price was completing his degree, he worked for Honeywell Aerospace where he had risen to the level of being the global site leader for all aerospace engineering activities in Russia and Central Europe. Purdue’s program gave Price a stronger foundation in leading global teams, which ultimately enabled him to take his career to new heights. Now he works at General Electric Aviation as an engineering manager and as part of the engineering leadership team, overseeing several product lines and developing state-of-the-art flight management systems. By working to increase the precision of flight management systems, Price hopes to further improve safety of flight while also making it easier for mission-specific aircraft to complete, for instance, humanitarian missions.

“There is always so much to learn in this field, new technologies and new business approaches that are changing the landscape all the time,” Price said. “And I think there’s always a lot to learn from working with young students. I want to understand the perspectives that kids today have on the industry and where it can go in the future.” 

"While Purdue has an amazing history and tradition of excellence, it's the present and future that excite me the most.  I now feel a connection to an amazing talent pipeline to the future."

To learn more about Price’s story, click here.