McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
Part-Time Master's Degree
McCormick offers a variety of master’s programs designed for working professionals, with respect both to their scheduling and the immediate utility of their course contents. Dedicated working professionals will find these master's programs fit their work schedules readily.
The Master of Engineering Management Program (MEM) is designed for engineering and science professionals who want to develop core management and leadership skills while keeping on the cutting edge of technology. The curriculum enables engineers to communicate more effectively and to move from thinking tactically to thinking strategically. The program is dedicated to the belief that if you want a great technical manager, you should start with a great engineer.
The MS in Information Technology gives IT professionals a cross-functional perspective of information technology and its place in business operations. By learning the engineering principles behind information technology and the business context in which IT decisions are made, our graduates are prepared to implement better IT solutions that reflect the demands of today's evolving marketplace.
The Master of Product Design and Development program is designed for professionals who are eager to excel in the field of product design and development. Students learn every aspect of the design and development process, including creativity and design, form and function, project management, customer-focused innovation, marketing and marketing research, and financial issues, all in a highly-focused curriculum. The program is uniquely structured to address both business and design concepts, with half its coursework devoted to basic business management issues affecting professionals in product design and development, and the other half devoted to advanced managerial concepts.
Designed to accommodate the busy schedules of design, engineering, and technical professionals, the part-time program is typically taken as a two-year graduate program on Northwestern University's Evanston campus one day per week on alternating Fridays and Saturdays. Three- and four-year options are also available. The program is a must for mid-to-senior level design and development professionals who are currently involved or will be involved in the management of design and development of new products.
The Master of Project Management Program (MPM) is designed to prepare technically qualified individuals for responsible management roles in the design, construction, operation, and management of major civil and environmental engineering projects. The 12-course program consists of a nucleus of managerial courses complemented by a choice of specialization courses. The program is flexible enough to accommodate both full-time and part-time students.