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Engineering & Management Program

The Engineering & Management Program is a prestigious 5-year program that integrates the full course load of an undergraduate engineering education with the core course requirements of a business degree.

Throughout their studies, students develop valuable project management and leadership skills, as well as the ability to excel in corporate and entrepreneurial environments. Graduates of the Engineering & Management program are eligible for an accelerated MBA.

About the Program

The Engineering & Management Program is a prestigious 5-year program that integrates the full course load of an undergraduate engineering education with the core course requirements of a business degree.

Throughout their studies, students develop valuable project management and leadership skills, as well as the ability to excel in corporate and entrepreneurial environments. Graduates of the Engineering & Management program are eligible for an accelerated MBA.

This integrated program has the following advantages:

  1. Opportunity for students to explore both their management and technical potential
  2. High rates of employment at graduation
  3. Starting salary premium at graduation
  4. More rapid progression to senior management positions
  5. One year’s credit towards an MBA at McMaster and other universities

In addition the program offers the option of up to 28 months of co-op work experience and opportunities to go on international student exchanges.

The McMaster Engineering and Management Program includes all the learning of a fully accredited engineering degree with the core business learning from a fully accredited business school, plus the integrating courses and experiences which mobilize the synergies of the combination.

What you will study?

In addition to completing the requirements of an engineering degree, students complete a total of 15 courses in areas such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Organizational Behaviour, Business Analysis, and Strategy.

Engineering & Management students also have the opportunity to take commerce electives in business-related topics of their choice, including advanced studies in Finance, Sales, Marketing, and Business Strategy.

Sample Courses:

  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Communication Skills
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Human Resource Management and Labour Relations
  • Business Policy: Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurial Processes and Skills

*For details about these courses and to view the full list of upper year courses, visit the Academic Calendar. The Academic Calendar is the most up-to-date resource for information related to courses. Should there be any discrepencies between information on this page and on the Calendar, the Calendar will be correct

Why Engineering & Management

From start-ups to multi-national corporations, technological innovation is driving commerce like never before. Graduates from the Engineering & Management program are well-rounded and capable individuals who can excel in a wide variety of roles across any business. 

"Engineering & Management gives you the skills and tools that you simply cannot get in a 4-year Bachelor's of Engineering. The knowledge of business operation and management skills specific to the engineering industry coupled with your technical engineering degree is impossible to beat." - Michael Popovich, Mechanical Engineering & Management

Entrepreneurship

For students who aspire to develop their own businesses or technological innovations, the Entrepreneurial Stream offers a unique opportunity to gain exposure to new business start-up theory and valuable mentorship.

Pursuing this optional stream will give students the ability to apply for an accelerated degree for a Master's in Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEEI).

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