For a Graduate Catalog and more information on any of these programs, please select the “Graduate Catalog” option in drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of this page. Or please call (800) 321-6763, or (414) 277-6763 in the Milwaukee area.
Master of Business Administration
The MSOE MBA is an integrative graduate program focused on strategic business functions, organizational leadership and the effective application of business knowledge by organizational and business leaders. Built upon more than 50 years of tradition preparing engineers and technical professionals for management careers, the MSOE MBA serves students from a variety of industry backgrounds. It features strategic MBA content and analysis of leading edge business cases, and requires you to apply your learning to solve real problems in your business or organization.
The program features strategic MBA content and analysis of leading edge business cases, and requires you to apply your learning to solve real problems in your business or organization. You will experience rich faculty/student interaction that is the hallmark of an MSOE education. MSOE professors possess world-class academic credentials, have substantial business leadership experience, and are outstanding teachers. The innovative and integrated design of the MSOE MBA focuses your learning at the graduate level with no need for refresher, foundation or prerequisite steps once you are admitted. This program is available on a full- or part-time basis.
Master of Business Administration in Education Leadership
MSOE’s Rader School of Business and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation have partnered to create the MBA in Education Leadership program. The innovative program is targeted at teaching professionals with a minimum of three years of PK-12 teaching experience who wish to advance in school leadership roles.
The program, which serves the needs of public, private, charter, and choice school emerging leaders, blends the best of leadership development, business, and educational administration. Two key themes woven through the program are the elimination of the global student achievement gap through better school leadership, and the development of school ecologies that support character formation.
The MBA in education leadership is a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction approved program for principal (51) licensure that offers educators an alternative to traditional Master of Education Administration degree programs. The program is based on a school partner model that involves existing school leadership and MSOE program faculty in the definition of field projects that will advance important school initiatives and provide an authentic embedded learning experience for students.
Master of Business Administration in STEM Leadership
The MBA in STEM leadership focuses on the professional development of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) teacher-leaders, and targets those STEM teachers in K-12 education who aspire to enhance the role of STEM education in their schools, districts or organizations, and communities. In addition, the program enhances the curriculum and leadership education gained by Project Lead The Way (PLTW) teachers and brings graduate credit-granting work under the direct supervision of MSOE graduate program faculty. The primary target audience for the program is thus teachers who participate in the PLTW program and hope to assume STEM-related leadership roles in PK-12 education. This program is available on a full- or part-time basis.
Master of Science in Civil Engineering
MSOE’s Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCVE) program is designed to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice in the 21st century. The MSCVE program satisfies the new civil engineering Body of Knowledge requirements for graduate programs developed by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Students will be able to specialize in one of the following areas: structural engineering, environmental engineering, water resources engineering and construction management. Students may also choose to take up to nine elective credits from MSOE’s Rader School of Business graduate course offerings to help fulfill the specialization requirement. Satisfactory completion of the MSCVE program also fulfills the proposed educational requirement promulgated by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying that calls for a minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent as a prerequisite for professional engineering licensure.
MSOE’s MSCVE program is tailored to the student who already has an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited civil engineering program. Students who do not have an ABET-accredited undergraduate degree in civil engineering will likely have to take one or more prerequisite courses to satisfy ABET civil engineering undergraduate degree requirements prior to graduation from the MSCVE program. This prerequisite requirement is necessary because the MSCVE program will be seeking ABET accreditation when first eligible to do so in 2016-17, becoming one of the very few graduate civil engineering programs in the country to have that distinction.
Note to prospective graduate students: The master’s-degree only portion of the MSCVE program will begin accepting students in Fall 2014. For more information on the freshman-to-master’s degree program, see the B.S. in civil engineering section.
Master of Science in Construction and Business Management
The new Master of Science in Construction and Business Management degree was created in conjunction with the Rader School of Business and the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department. The degree targets professionals who are working in, or have experience in, the construction industry. It teaches professionals the leadership tools necessary to compete in the ever-changing and highly competitive construction management environment. It provides students with advanced skills and understanding in construction project administration and business management.
Courses are focused on business development, new and emerging technologies for construction and project delivery systems, and executive administration of construction firms. The degree prepares graduates for upper-management positions in the construction industry. This program is available on a full- or part-time basis.
Master of Science in Engineering
The Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) program enables graduate engineering professionals to further their problem solving skills through the application of advanced engineering principles and methods. The strength of this program is in its flexibility. The program offers students the opportunity to advance their quantitative skills through a series of mathematics and modeling based courses; and provides for their choice of specialty courses in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering and/or other related fields.
The MSE is aimed toward engineers who are involved with industrial projects. Students are encouraged to take engineering courses both within and outside their discipline. Courses include topics such as simulation and modeling, operations research, quality engineering, advanced engineering mathematics, finite element analysis, advanced mechanics, fluid power systems, data communications, control systems and advanced electronic systems.
A nine credit capstone engineering project option is included as part of the program. The non-project option is also available, which includes two specialty courses and a three credit engineering paper in the specialty. This program is available on a full- or part-time basis.
Master of Science in Engineering Management
The Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program is a technology-oriented management degree designed to meet the needs of engineers, business managers, and other professional and technical personnel desiring to strengthen their management and leadership skills. Graduates of the program possess broad business management knowledge and skills and are prepared to move into general management positions in a wide range of industries.
The MSEM program is based on the philosophy that, for companies to grow and compete domestically and internationally, their managers and leaders need a deep understanding of technology, management and effective leadership principles. Faculty members have extensive business experience and are committed to mentoring students to increase students’ value to current and prospective employers. In addition to their academic qualifications, most are employed in the discipline they teach. Areas of particular emphasis include organizational leadership, project management, operations management, financial management, technical sales and marketing, entrepreneurship, quality and continuous improvement, policy and strategy, supply chain management, and international business. Courses are held in blended-Internet format, meaning they alternate weeks between online and face-to-face formats. This allows for more convenient scheduling while still giving students the ability to meet face-to-face with their professors and other students. This program is available on a full- or part-time basis.
Master of Science in Marketing and Export Management
The Master of Science in Marketing and Export Management program (MSXM) is a technology-oriented leadership program designed to meet the needs of engineers, business managers and other professional and technical persons desiring to strengthen their management and leadership skills specifically relating to the value-added exporting of U.S. manufactured products, services and technology. Graduates of the program possess the broad range of knowledge and skills necessary for management or entrepreneurial positions in a wide range of international markets.
The MSXM program is based upon the philosophy that for organizations to effectively compete in the increasingly international marketplace their managers need a deep understanding of global business practices. This knowledge enables graduates to provide the leadership required to enhance the company’s market presence and competitive value for products and services in a world market. Learning in the MSXM is facilitated by a faculty having extensive knowledge of the global business environment and international markets, as well excelling in a focused business area or field of learning. In addition to their academic qualifications, most are employed in the discipline(s) they teach. Faculty-to-student ratio is kept small to allow extensive interaction among faculty and students. The program offers students a cultural immersion capstone including two weeks of travel to businesses outside the United States. This program is available on a full- or part-time basis.
Master of Science in Medical Informatics
Medical informatics is information science applied to health care. More specifically, it is the applied science at the junction of the disciplines of medicine, business and information technology, which supports the health care delivery process and promotes measurable improvements in both quality of care and cost-effectiveness. The mission of the program is to provide an applied graduate educational experience that prepares professionals to participate in and lead multidisciplinary teams in the development, implementation and management of information technology solutions in health care. This program is available on a full- or part-time basis.
Master of Science in New Product Management
Success in developing and deploying new products depends in large part on providing products that can compete globally, as well as domestically. Effective new product management is a critical success factor for all companies, regardless of their markets.
The Master of Science in New Product Management (MSNP) program provides students a framework to enhance an organization’s ability to effectively identify, develop and deploy new products and services. Students learn how to effectively apply tools and techniques to identify the products and/or services that leverage the unique strengths and position of an organization, including brand identity, reputation, capabilities (current and needed), market opportunities and resources. Further, the MSNP program prepares individuals to identify and capitalize on both domestic and international markets. This program is available on a full- or part-time basis.
Master of Science in Perfusion
Perfusion, the science of supporting or replacing a patient’s circulatory or respiratory function, is an operating room discipline of critical importance in invasive surgery. The program includes extensive clinical experience and emphasizes health science information along with the technology involved in perfusion. The M.S. in perfusion is available on a full-time basis.
Master of Science in Structural Engineering
This program emphasizes building structural design and analysis, and meets the needs of students who desire increased knowledge to design modern building structural systems.
Courses focus on structural design topics such as advanced design of structural steel members and systems, light-gage metal members and structures, reinforced concrete members and structures, wood structures, masonry structures, foundations, and selection of structural systems. Courses on advanced structural analysis, including applications of the finite element method, structural dynamics and structural stability, are also presented to provide a broader theoretical background for structural design. Students with an appropriate undergraduate degree can complete the program in five years on a part-time basis or as little as two years on a full-time basis. This program is available on a full- or part-time basis.