M.Sc. On Campus

Engineering Management

Northern Illinois University

24 months
873 USD/credit 13968 USD/year
504 USD/credit 8064 USD/year
504 USD/credit 8064 USD/year
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With the Engineering Management specialization in the master of science in industrial and systems engineering program, Northern Illinois University students will learn to think globally, communicate effectively, creatively solve problems, and manage teams of diverse people - business skills that you can apply in the technical world of engineering. 


The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Northern Illinois University offers an M.S. degree with a major in industrial and systems engineering. Students may choose to pursue the degree culminating in a thesis (to develop research abilities in industrial and systems engineering), or in a project (to prepare for advanced practice in industrial and systems engineering). Industrial and systems engineers are employed in a broad variety of organizations, including manufacturing industries, utilities, transportation, health care systems, financial institutions, and all levels of government agencies. 

Educational Objectives

The department’s graduate Engineering Management program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and tools to become proficient in the application of advanced industrial and systems engineering concepts and techniques to design, analyze and improve manufacturing, as well as service systems; become capable of conducting in-depth, independent research/projects and reporting the results of that research in both written reports and formal presentations; and to recognize the need for engaging in life-long learning.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Financial Accounting Concepts
  • Fundamentals of Financial Management
  • Six Sigma Performance Excellence and Modern Problem Solving
  • Engineering Management
  • Systems Engineering Management
  • Economic Analysis of Industrial Projects
  • Experimental Design for Engineering 
  • Introduction to Data Analytics for Engineers 
  • Decision Analysis for Engineering 
  • Advanced Experimental Design for Engineering 
  • Data Analytics for Engineers 
  • Advanced Decision Analysis for Engineering 
  • Risk Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or one with equivalent recognition.
  • Achieved a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.00 scale, or the equivalent.
  • If you received a three-year degree awarded through the Bologna process in Europe or a three-year Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Business Administration awarded in India, you are eligible to apply (provided you are seeking admission to the MBA or OMIS program).
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Test scores (if required).
  • Resume or curriculum vitae (optional)
  • Additional materials required by your program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13968 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 873 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 504 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for DeKalb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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