Flexible Study Options

The flexible nature of our program allows for different routes of completion. Many of our students are working professionals who study part time in the evening and on Saturdays, and a growing percentage are full-time students. Learn more about our current student body.

Part-Time Study

Part-time students earn their Master of Engineering Management (MEM) degree while continuing full-time employment. The program has been designed to fit the schedule of busy working professionals.

Program Details

  • Evening classes are held Monday through Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday morning 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Occasionally elective classes are held Friday morning.
  • All classes are offered on the Evanston campus.
  • Courses are offered each quarter throughout the year but students do not have to take classes every quarter.
  • Students can apply and begin the program during any academic quarter.
  • Students complete their degree within 2 to 3 years, depending on whether they take one or two courses per quarter.
  • The curriculum consists of 12 courses.
  • There are seven required core business courses, a choice of two advanced engineering courses, and three electives from a wide selection of courses.

Full-Time Study

A large portion of MEM students, especially international candidates, are full time students, taking 3 to 4 courses per quarter. You take the same evening classes with working students on Monday-Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday morning, as well as elective courses of your choice which may be offered during the weekday.

Program Details

  • Students may take three or four classes per quarter. The fourth course carries a reduced tuition rate.
  • Because of the sequential nature of MEM courses, full-time students must start in the fall.
  • You can graduate in June (three quarters) with a schedule of four courses per quarter.
  • You can also elect to take three or four courses and extend studies through the next fall recruiting season.
  • As a professional degree program, there are no teaching or research positions available.

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