Drexel University’s Engineering Management (EGMT) program has been highly regarded in the Philadelphia engineering community for over 50 years and was started at the specific request of local industrial partners. The goal of the EGMT program today is the same as when the program was created: to develop engineering managers who are equally adept at managing both the technical and business challenges facing their companies.
The program is designed to provide the background in management science necessary to advance from purely technical positions to those including supervisory responsibilities in such areas as research and development, production, engineering design, and technical marketing. Additionally, it teaches how to manage technical resources and focuses on solving problems that require close cooperation between technical and non-technical staff.
Courses in the program are scheduled online in an asynchronous format, making it possible for individuals to earn their degrees part-time while pursuing their careers. The degree may also be completed through full-time study, an option that about 10 percent of our students choose.
Graduates of the program have found their degrees to be highly valued credentials. Many have advanced within their present organizations, while others have accepted responsibilities with new employers or gone on to start their own businesses.