Master of Engineering Management
The Master of Engineering Management (MEM) is a professional degree program offered by Thayer School of Engineering in conjunction with Tuck School of Business. Small classes taught by faculty from both schools and a high faculty-to-student ratio foster a class spirit and create a stimulating intellectual environment. As an integral part of Dartmouth College and its heritage, the 25-year old MEM degree combines valued tradition with innovation.
The mission of Dartmouth's MEM degree is to develop managers who understand both the engineering and business aspects of technology. A recent study of program alumni reveals that MEM graduates consistently perform within the top 20% of their peer group and often rise faster to leadership positions.
Graduates from this program can:
- work in research and development, design, or manufacturing
- thrive in a start-up company as well as in a large industrial complex
- assume positions as analysts or associates in consulting firms
- balance marketing demands with product feasibility and ethical considerations
- apply managerial analysis and risk management across a wide spectrum of industrial, technology, and consulting sector companies
- convey complex technical information to customers in business terms
Why the Dartmouth MEM?
Value of the MEM Degree
Salary statistics reveal that upon graduation, a Dartmouth MEM degree holder commands, on average, a starting salary 36% higher than a holder of a BS degree in engineering, and this difference increases with the number of years past graduation. Ten years out, the Dartmouth MEM degree holder enjoys a compensation that rivals or exceeds that of an MBA degree holder with the same seniority. (Source: Businessweek)
More than 90% of students are inclined to recommend the MEM program to a close friend.
Financial aid is available, based on need and merit.
MEM Programs Consortium
Thayer School is one of the leading institutions and a founding member of the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC). The MEMPC is a small group of highly recognized professional graduate engineering management programs (currently including Duke, Northwestern, MIT, Stanford, Cornell, and University of Southern California) that are working to share best practices and curricular innovations, to raise awareness of the MEM degree among prospective students and industry, and to foster a national network of MEM alumni and faculty. Find out more at the MEMPC website.