Comparing an MEM to Other Degrees
The mix of management concepts and technical focus presented in MEM programs allows new graduates and working professionals to acquire the management skills necessary to advance in today's technical world.
- Unlike a graduate degree in a science or engineering specialty, an MEM degree offers the practical business perspective needed by technical managers.
- Unlike a traditional MBA program, MEM programs emphasize skills specifically required in technology-based organizations.
For most programs, a student with an undergraduate engineering degree and a technical management career goal in mind may want to choose between an MEM and an MBA. Below is a chart comparing the skills acquired during an MEM degree with the skills acquired during an MBA.
Data provided by Robert Hauck, General Manager, Office of the Chief Engineer, GE Healthcare Surgery