Global Engineering Leadership

The Ohio State University

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12 months
1067 USD/credit
1067 USD/credit
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The Global Engineering Leadership program from The Ohio State University is a degree for practicing engineers who want to increase their technical expertise as well as their management acumen in one degree.


The MGEL makes this possible through a distinctive curriculum taught by Ohio State faculty that includes engineering, business, and public policy. 

The Global Engineering Leadership program from The Ohio State University is designed to provide maximum flexibility for busy, working, professional engineers. It is delivered completely online and students choose their pace in the program completing the MGEL degree in 12 - 28 months, or longer if desired. 

The MGEL curriculum includes core leadership courses designed specifically for engineers to teach them real-world management skills and how to apply them within their industry. The core courses include: financial and managerial accounting for engineers, leadership and team effectiveness, technology strategy and innovation management, project management, management in public agencies, and a course about the business-government relationship.

Previously, engineers who wanted this type of education had to pursue a graduate management degree separate from a traditional research master's degree. But now, the MGEL makes this possible in one degree through a partnership with The Fisher College of Business and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. 

Strong technical focus

A strong technical focus is delivered through the choice of a specialization track and a multi-term project to bring the technology and professional skills together. These technical tracks are built on the strengths of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. 

Current technical track specializations available: 

  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Welding Engineering 

Or students can design a customized track!

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting for Engineers 
  • Technology Strategy and Innovation Management 
  • Engineering Ethics and Professionalism
  • Project Management for Engineers 
  • The Business-Government Relationship
  • Leadership and Team Effectiveness
  • Management in Public Agencies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate or professional degree (or equivalent foreign credential) from an accredited college or university, earned by the expected date of entry into your graduate program.
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last degree earned.
  • Prerequisite training that will enable you to pursue your program. Evidence usually comes in the form of transcripts or other credentials documenting that you have completed prerequisite academic work. 
  • Standardized test score (GRE or GMAT) if the score is required by your program. Scores must be sent electronically from the testing agency; faxed or emailed scores are not considered. Note: Scores are valid for five years after your test date.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1067 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1067 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1067 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1067 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Global Engineering Leadership
The Ohio State University


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