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Message from the EMSE Department Chair

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE) at Missouri S&T, I would like to welcome you to the EMSE website. The EMSE department was the first to introduce the degree of Engineering Management in 1968, and was one of the first departments to begin offering real-time synchronous distance education that has both the look and feel of on-campus instruction. Today, the EMSE department continues to be a leader in the areas of engineering management and systems engineering research and education.

In addition to offering an undergraduate degree in Engineering Management, as well as a Masters and PhD degree in both Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, the EMSE department also offers a number of four course graduate certificates for students who are seeking to gain additional education in a specific technical area. Successful completion of our graduate certificates also allow entry into our Masters programs in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, and can be applied towards degree requirements, allowing for faster completion of your graduate degree.  Similar to our graduate Masters and PhD programs, our graduate certificates can be pursued at a distance using our outstanding distance education capabilities, providing students the flexibility to begin, finish, or take their entire graduate program online and at a distance.

After reviewing our department website I am confident you will find that regardless of whether you have an existing degree in engineering or science, or you are pursuing your undergraduate bachelors of science degree, you will find that knowledge in engineering management or systems engineering will give you the flexibility and versatility to work and quickly advance in nearly any field. Unlike many other degrees that focus within a specific discipline, most companies and organizations that employ engineers, scientists, and technical personnel have a need for Engineering Management and Systems Engineering graduates who can see the big picture and think critically, provide a systems perspective, manage people and projects, and understand the critical financial and operational aspects of an organization. Having engineering, management and systems experience is a powerful combination. Within the EMSE department you can gain this valuable knowledge and experience.

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