Press Release


New Online Master's in Engineering Management Program at Oakland University

10/1/2012 - Published by Oakland University,  (RochesterMI)

“A Graduate Program with Global Reach” 

ROCHESTER, Mich., Oct. 1, 2012 — Oakland University's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), in cooperation with its School of Business Administration, announces that applications are now being taken for its new online Master's in Engineering Management (MEM) program. Students receive the same high-quality MEM degree that is currently offered on-campus, only the course delivery method will be 100% online. The program imparts the knowledge necessary to successfully manage in environments where technologies are pivotal to organization success. 

Online classes begin in January 2013 with the launch of the online E-Commerce and ERP class. This class integrates IT technology and ERP software with web-based application development in support of E-Commerce business processes. The MEM is for working engineers who wish to expand their career opportunities and is designed to be completed in two calendar years, while concurrently working full-time. It is open to any engineer (Industrial, mechanical, electrical, civil, etc.), no make-up courses are required. 

"There's a huge push for alternative instruction delivery methods, and we've got a mature and successful program that's ready to go online," said Dr. Robert Van Til, Chair of ISE. The MEM Program's goal is to provide engineers with the tools and skills needed for making sound management decisions while retaining a commitment to their engineering field. 

The online Master's of Engineering Management program features: 

  • Advanced engineering courses with a focus on improving productivity. Students select five or six engineering courses including engineering decision analysis, statistical quality analysis, and E-Commerce and ERP.
  • Management courses that are relevant to individual career needs and goals. Students select four or five management courses from several offered by the School of Business Administration in areas like accounting, finance, marketing, and organizational behavior.
  • All students pay low in-state tuition rates (Michigan and non-Michigan residents as well as international students).
  • The program charges no fees, students only pay for tuition and books, even the application is free.

For additional information or to apply for the online Master's of Engineering Management,


or contact the Online MEM Program Coordinator:

Dr. Chris Wagner

(248) 370-2215

About Industrial and Systems Engineering at Oakland University

Oakland University is a nationally recognized university offering students a personal, high-quality education through highly qualified faculty, flexible class schedules, new facilities, student services, classroom technologies, labs, internships, co-ops, and research opportunities with corporate partners. Oakland's Industrial and Systems Engineering Dept. offers undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs in Industrial and Systems Engineering as well as in Engineering Management. To learn more about these programs, visit


Media Contact Information

Contact NameDr. Chris Wagner
Contact Phone(248) 370-2215