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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Prerequisites: BUSI 5233 and BUSI 5423 or equivalents or permission of instructor.
  • BUSI 5613 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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

  • ENGR 5103 Systems Analysis
    Processes that enable a successful implementation of complex systems theory, optimization, robust design, modeling and simulation.  Prerequisites: All courses in the MEM sequence must be completed prior to enrolling in this course.



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 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