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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Engineering Management, M.S.

Offered by: College of Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

The Master of Science in Engineering Management is a unique program developed to meet industry need for highly qualified and well trained engineering managers. The program gives engineers advanced multidisciplinary training in manufacturing, production and operations management, business, and finance. It is such an interdisciplinary program to be offered by the College of Engineering in cooperation with the College of Business Administration. Most of the applicants to the program are expected to have work experience, to be working full-time, and to enroll as part-time students. The curriculum is structured so that the student can complete a course of study tailored to the student's unique talents and career goals. It culminates in an engineering management research experience that addresses students and industry needs. Students will be given the option of performing thesis research on individual topics or to join research teams sponsored by one of the programs' industry partners.

Address: 3801 W. Temple Avenue, Building 17-2643
                 Pomona, CA 91768
Telephone: 909-869-2555

Kamran Abedini, Chair and Graduate Coordinator
Abdul B. Sadat, Professor and Graduate Coordinator

Admission to the Program

All applicants for the Masters in Engineering Management must file an admission application on line at To receive unconditional admission to the MSEM program applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree in engineering, or engineering technology (Applicants holding engineering technology degrees may be required to take the GRE Test and/or some preparatory courses with no graduate credit) from an ABET-accredited program. In addition, the applicant must have attained a grade point average of at least 3.0 in all undergraduate upper division mathematics, science and engineering courses, and, likewise in all courses attempted with graduate standing. The degree must have been granted within five years prior to the proposed beginning of the graduate program. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required if the degree granted is not within the five year period. Conditional admission may be granted in very special cases in which the applicant does not satisfy the criteria for unconditional admission, but can demonstrate aptitude for graduate study by submitting test scores of the Graduate Record Examination, letters of recommendation and other relevant documents. Test score required for GRE is a minimum of 306 in the Quantitative and Verbal sections of the exam and must be submitted prior to admission. All applicants from foreign countries are required to take GRE and contact the Office of Admissions at least one year in advance of application so that all required materials may be supplied in time for evaluation. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) prior to admission.

Program Requirement

A minimum of 48 quarter units of course work is needed. This should include at least 24 units of graduate business administration (GBA) courses, and a minimum of 24 quarter units of engineering graduate (EGR/EMT) courses. A maximum of 8 quarter units at the 400 level may be accepted for graduate EGR/EMT or GBA courses. The program of study includes at least 20 quarter units of core courses and 20 quarter units of technical emphasis courses. The remaining units consist of at least 6 quarter units of electives, and an Independent Study with a Report. A grade point average of 3.0 or better must be maintained. During the first quarter each student will develop a program of study approved by Graduate Studies Committee. A total of 13 quarter units of transfer, Extended University or units petitioned for graduate study, or any combination of 13 units may be included in a Master's contract. The stipulated time limit of 7 years applies to all of the above.

Admission to the program does not admit a student to candidacy for a degree. Advancement to Candidacy is granted upon the recommendation of the graduate faculty and implies a readiness to attempt the thesis or independent study. Students who are not candidates are not eligible to register for EMT 691 , EMT 695 , EMT 696  or EMT 699 . In order to advance to candidacy the student must:

  1. Satisfy all admissions conditions, if any.
  2. Have an approved program of study
  3. Complete at least 48 units of graduate coursework with a grade point average of 3.0 or better; and
  4. Satisfy the Graduation Writing Test.