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Course Requirements

The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) is a professional degree to prepare engineers and technology professionals for program management or R&D positions in large enterprises, whether in aerospace, energy, engineering or technology.

Below is an outline of course requirements for the Master of Engineering Management. Courses are offered online and can also be offered in hybrid on-site formats tailored for industry clients.

 


Core Courses

  • LETU 5000 Graduate Orientation
    Introduces the history and culture of the university and highlights important policies and procedures. Students explore the writing skills and library resources needed to undergird a successful graduate experience. Students utilize online course management tools and become familiar with Blackboard by completing a practice exercise in the course discussion forum area, safe assignment area, and completing an assessment quiz. This course takes approximately 12 hours to complete. Class 0.
  • BUSI 5113 Entrepreneurial Leadership
    Based on exemplars of invention and engineering such Thomas Edison, R.G. LeTourneau, and Wernher Von Braun, this course explores the ingenuity and faith that leaders need to create, found, adapt and manage new ventures in today’s global integrated economy. Students learn a generic process to design new innovative business models and assess their leadership style with respect to entrepreneurship in new and existing corporations. Class 3.
  • ENGR 5103 Systems Analysis
    Processes that enable successful implementation of complex systems, including systems theory, optimization, robust design, modeling and simulation. Class 3.
  • BUSI 5233 Managerial Accounting
    This course presents a review of financial accounting techniques and an in-depth examination of the uses of accounting information from a management perspective. Students examine the preparation and analysis of financial reports for control, costing, methods, and systems of planning and control. Emphasis is placed on the use of computerized tools in the preparation and analysis of accounting reports. Class 3.
  • BUSI 5503 Managerial Finance
    This course is designed to help managers understand financial analysis so that they can work effectively with financial decision-makers in organizations. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, risk and return, discounted cash flow analysis, the cost of capital, capital budgeting, long-term financing, and working capital management. Class 3. Prerequisites: BUSI 5233 or equivalents.
  • BUSI 6743 Project Management
    Examines all facets of software or engineering project management, including initiating, planning, executing and evaluating complex projects. Topics include integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, HR management, communications management, risk management, and procurement management. The course adheres to principles of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and may be helpful in qualifying for the PMI’s certification exams.

 


Capstone Course

  • BUSI 6703 Engineering Management Design
    Application of engineering management principles to a capstone project related to the student’s current job. Each student will obtain the instructor’s approval of a proposal prior to beginning work. Prerequisites: All courses in the MEM sequence must be completed prior to enrolling in this course. Class 3.

 


Specializations

    • BUSI 5613 Oil & Gas Industry
      Examines the fundamentals of the Oil & Gas industry from the geologic, engineering, business sides of the energy sector, from exploration, refinement to supply chain logistics. Topics also include mineral rights, contracts, IT applications, plus legal, regulatory and environmental issues. Class 3. Prerequisites: BUSI 5503.
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    • BUSI 6723 Asset Valuation
      Examines business valuation and security analysis, along with the techniques, models and industry practices finance managers use to create institutional equity portfolios. Quantitative and fundamental analysis of businesses are covered, along with valuing of financial contracts, options, futures and derivatives securities. Class 3. Prerequisites: BUSI 5503.
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    • BUSI 6763 Petroleum Finance
      Examines financial practices of petroleum companies by project managers and financial officers. Topics include project investment analysis, calculation of margins, economic models and spreadsheet design, methods for risk and sensitivity analysis, along with obtaining finance for oil and gas deals. In addition, financial reporting, performance measurement, cash flow analysis tools are covered. Class 3. Prerequisites: BUSI 5503.
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    • BUSI 5613 Engineering Program Management
      Examines how program managers group projects together to achieve corporate strategic value, and manage these collections. Program management studies include strategic project alignment, benefits management, stakeholder engagement, program governance, life cycle management, and the supporting processes of planning and evaluation. Class 3. Prerequisites: BUSI 5503.
    • BUSI 6233 Quality and Operations Management
      In this course, a strategic approach to continuous quality improvement is established and quality paradigms are examined. Operations management concepts are integrated with quality concepts to produce an organization-wide approach to quality. Graduate learners are given the opportunity to analyze the operations of their workplace and develop a continuous improvement plan. Class 3.
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    • BUSI 6433 System Safety and Risk Analysis
      This course addresses the issues of system safety, risk analysis using probabilistic measures. It will cover life-cycle events and address both the probability and severity of risk analysis, along with the concept of Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). Class 3.
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    • BUSI 6453 Integrated Logistics
      Covers logistics in the context of integration within a firm’s Supply Chain operations to gain competitive advantage. Supply Chain Management is covered through in-depth study and case studies to highlight how firms deal with operational challenges, including the design and integration of operational logistics within a global supply chain, cross organizational collaboration and performance measurement, and managing risk to achieve sustainability. Class 3.
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    • BUSI 5613 Engineering Program Management
      Examines how program managers group projects together to achieve corporate strategic value, and manage these collections. Program management studies include strategic project alignment, benefits management, stakeholder engagement, program governance, life cycle management, and the supporting processes of planning and evaluation. Class 3. Prerequisites: BUSI 5503.
    • BUSI 6813 Software Engineering
      Explores how firms have leveraged technology for competitive advantage. Examines the methods, tools, and techniques used throughout the life cycle of an information system that enable firms to employ supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence (BI), management information systems (MIS), decision support systems (DSS), and enterprise resource planning systems (ERP). Class 3.
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    • BUSI 6823 Computer Security
      Examines cyber-crime and security. Topics include techniques and tools within a systems engineering process to provide data security including software and network security. Students will develop a managerial view of security that encompasses target system assessment, assessing Internet fraud, industrial espionage in cyberspace, cyber terrorism, and how to resist the forces to which they may be subject. Class 3. Prerequisites: BUSI 6813

      BUSI 6833 Strategic Data Management
      Examines the strategic value of data and how to exploit its worth. The emphasis will focus on proven and mature data management computing technologies and practices. Topics will include an overview of data marts, databases, data warehouses, cloud computing, data mining, and data center management. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BUSI 6813

    • BUSI 5613 Engineering Program Management
      Examines how program managers group projects together to achieve corporate strategic value, and manage these collections. Program management studies include strategic project alignment, benefits management, stakeholder engagement, program governance, life cycle management, and the supporting processes of planning and evaluation. Class 3. Prerequisites: BUSI 5503.
    • AERO 6203 Safety Classification and Cause Analysis
    • A study of safety classification systems and root cause analysis tools used by safety professionals to identify and resolve safety issues. Students will explore several different classification systems with an emphasis on applying the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS). Emphasis is placed on application of classification systems to Safety Management and Reliability Management. Class 3.
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    • AERO 6233 Aviation Safety Management Systems
    • A study of the theory and practice of Aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS). The students will examine theory of SMS, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recommendations, and FAA regulations as they relate to safety systems. Emphasis is placed on application of SMS guidelines and best practices. Class 3.
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    • AERO 6243 Aerospace Regulatory Issues
    • An in depth investigation of both the Federal Aviation Regulations, space operations regulations, and legal issues unique to the aerospace industry. Both FAA and ICAO regulations and procedures will be discussed. Legal issues such as liability will be covered. Class 3.
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    • AERO 6403 Airport Operations and Management
    • Students will be introduced to the responsibilities of the airport manager as well as the rules and regulations governing airport operations. Both the operations of an airport and the operation of a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) will be included. Issues such as the process of creating or expanding an airport will be covered. Class 3.
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Graduation Requirements

To earn the Master of Engineering Management degree, students must complete the following satisfactorily:

  • The required curriculum with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00, with no more than 20% of the program hours with grades of C in the required curriculum. A grade of D will not apply toward graduation requirements.
  • A minimum residency of 75% of program hours completed through LeTourneau University.
  • All graduation requirements completed in no more than seven years at LETU.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees.
  • Approval of the faculty and the Board of Trustees

 

 

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