Program benefits

Why Wayne State's EMMP is unique

How Wayne State's EMMP differs from other master's programs

The engineering management core covers subjects that are important to managing an engineering, manufacturing or technical function. The business core presents an overview of business topics critical to the engineering manager. Instead of organizing courses into traditional structures, EMMP organizes them to target critical issues facing technology-based product development and manufacturing enterprises. This format results in a program focused on engineering management issues. Courses cover analysis and system design tools supporting strategies for success.

Engineering and business together

EMMP is a unique program that capitalizes on the synergy between the College of Engineering and the School of Business Administration at Wayne State University. This combines the strengths of faculty members in disciplines into a powerful and unmatched set of analytical skills.  

Automotive engineering management

The WSU EMMP is one of the only programs of its kind with a specific automotive focus. It is located in Detroit, at the core of the North American automotive industry. The EMMP faculty and advisors are industry experts with many years of experience in the automotive industry. EMMP combines the latest developments from the academic disciplines of business and engineering with leadership experience in complex product development and manufacturing organizations. Students gain knowledge and skills that can be applied immediately within their organizations.

Key Benefits

Real-world problem solving: 

Students learn to apply EMMP tools such as decision and risk analysis to opportunities arising in the context of their everyday roles. The hands-on student environment, coupled with targeted team projects, makes EMMP unmatched by other engineering management programs. 

Business and engineering university partnership: 

The College of Engineering and School of Business Administration have partnered to produce a unique program, specifically focusing on the needs of future engineering managers by integrating the most pertinent ideas and tools from each discipline. 

Global perspective: 

Students gain an understanding of best practices for cross-cultural business, communication and negotiations and the global environments of marketing, product development, and manufacturing. 

Unique automotive focus: 

EMMP advisors and faculty have decades of automotive industry experience and bring expertise to bear in continually refining the program in light of industry changes. The combination of students’ knowledge and WSU’s experience make for a unique and highly-focused synergy.

Leadership networks:

EMMP draws Ford Motor Company leadership into the classroom for relevant topic discussions. Guest visits by upper level management such as Alan Mulally, Scott Monty, Mark Fields and Raj Nair, and many others contribute to the student’s learning and networking opportunities.

Immediate value: 

Not only does EMMP provide a quick ROI for the organization through high value team projects, it also provides immediate value to the students through skill development that can be utilized in the working environment.