Program courses develop core management skills while staying on the cutting edge of technology.Program courses develop core management skills while staying on the cutting edge of technology.


The strength of the MEM Program is its multidisciplinary approach, combining core business principles with graduate level engineering education. Students learn the basics of management, quantitative analysis, and behavioral science and choose advanced engineering electives in their area of specialization.

Degree Requirements

A minimum number of 12 courses is required to earn the Master of Engineering Management degree. Among them are:

Required Courses (7 Courses)

*Starting with the incoming class of Fall 2015, MEM 424 Leadership will be a required core course - increasing the required core from six to seven courses. Students enrolled prior to Fall 2015 are grandfathered into the six core requirement.

Advanced Engineering Methods for Management (2 Courses)

You must select at least two from this list of advanced engineering courses. These courses differentiate MEM from other business programs because they rely on your engineering or quantitative background. These are courses that will help you get in-depth knowledge in the field you want to pursue in the future.

Electives (3 Courses)

You choose three electives from a variety of courses within MEM and programs within Northwestern University (limit of two courses from outside the engineering school). These courses give you the flexibility to tailor the program to meet your needs. You may choose courses from:

MEM Electives:

Other Schools/Departments have limited courses available: