Offered in the Hudson Valley at Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries | Clarkson University

Cohort begins January 18, 2013 - Apply Now!

Engineering Enterprise
A clear, competitive advantage

  • Designed for working professionals from around the nation.
  • Hybrid program of online and in-person courses taught by Clarkson University faculty and highly qualified industry experts
  • All in-person classes are held at Beacon Institute’s “green” facilities in an historic state park on the Hudson River
  • Convenient and accessible — just 90 minutes north of New York City via Metro North or 90 minutes south of Albany by car
  • Curriculum developed by industry executives and the top-rated Clarkson University usiness and engineering faculty
  • Accredited by AACSB

One in five Clarkson alumni is already a CEO, president or senior executive of a company

Today’s global marketplace demands technical professionals grounded in engineering innovation and best practices in business.

Clarkson University offers both – in one 30-credit master’s program that can be completed by busy working professionals in just two years. Join the next generation of technology leaders to gain the insight and knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s multifunctional, multidisciplinary, high-tech business environments.

This new Master of Science in Engineering Management brings Clarkson University’s academic excellence — top rated by U.S. News & World Report — to the Hudson Valley, serving professionals from around the nation. The program has been developed in partnership with industry leaders to meet the growing demand for sophisticated business and organizational skill set development in early to mid-career engineers and technical employees.

In the program, you’ll experience live (or “synchronous”) online classes — so you’ll be part of a virtual classroom, interacting with faculty and classmates in real time, plus “asynchronous” coursework that you accomplish online, on your own schedule. You’ll also connect in-person with Clarkson’s Business and Engineering Management faculty, well-placed industry experts and your professional classmate peers at Beacon Institute’s campus in the Hudson Valley.



As a student in the program, you'll gain knowledge and proficiency in five key areas:

  • Thinking and Reasoning:
    Learn to manage projects and people in real-world models
  • Communication:
    Hone skills in managing business relationships and strategic negotiations
  • Global Perspectives:
    Compete globally by identifying the most desirable and sustainable solutions
  • Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills:
    Learn the latest developments in your field and see future potential in Project Management, Quality Management and Optimization Methods
  • Cross-Disciplinary Knowledge and Skills:
    See how financial, legal and marketing strategies can help engineering and innovation thrive

Core Coursework

AC630 Cost Management
EM670 Optimization Methods
ES530 Environmental Sustainability and Risk Analysis
FN540 Financial Management
LW620 Business and Environmental Law
MK640 Marketing Management for Innovation
OM650 Operations Strategy and International Competitiveness
OM680 Strategic Project Management
OM685 Quality Management and Process Control
OS666 Negotiations and Relationship Management
EM690 Capstone Project

Who Should Apply

The Master of Science in Engineering Management is specifically tailored for working professionals with the ability to travel from anywhere in the U.S. who have:

  • An undergraduate degree in engineering (or possibly another technical discipline);
  • The need to enhance managerial and business training for career acceleration
  • The ambition to network with professional peers, renowned faculty and industry leaders;
  • The desire and dedication to commit two years to an intensive cohort-based program designed to accommodate demanding schedules.

The Program

Starting with a weekend intensive in Beacon, NY, the first compressed semester will kick off with two courses that will give you and your employer immediate return on your investment:  

  • Strategic Project Management (3 credits)

  • Cost Management (2 credits)

Subsequent semesters will follow the traditional academic schedule. The cohort will conclude with a capstone project that relates directly to your current employment and provides value to both you and your employer.  
The cost is typical for Clarkson graduate programs at $1259 per credit hour, and may be eligible for employer tuition reimbursement plans (please confirm this with your manager). 

How to Apply

  • The streamlined admissions process begins with completion of application form, returned via email to Michael Walsh at Admissions interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis upon application receipt and review. 

  • Request official transcripts from your undergraduate institution, and three letters of recommendation from supervisors familiar with your work. Please have these mailed as soon as possible to: 

    Michael Walsh
    Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries | Clarkson University
    199 Main Street
    Beacon, NY 12508

Apply Today!

There are only 20 openings for this cohort -- submit your application early to ensure full consideration.

Any questions, please contact Michael Walsh at:

845-838-1600 ext 13 Office 

845-838-6613 Fax 

Master of Science in Engineering Management Course Schedule


Each semester will consist of one weekend residential session held at Beacon Institute's Center for Environmental Innovation and Education (CEIE) in Beacon, NY. A total of fourteen online sessions per class will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings; Expected workload in addition to class is 3.5 hours per class. Capstone will be a faculty-directed project accomplished at student workplace (no residential session/online classes).

Spring 2013 | Residential Session: Friday, January 18 through Sunday, January 20

Strategic Program Management (3 credits)
Cost Management


Summer 2013 | Residential Session: Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28

Environmental Sustainability and Risk Analysis (3 credits)
Financial Management


Fall 2013 | Residential Session: Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8

Optimization Methods (3 credits)
Negotiations and Relationship Management (3 credits)


Spring 2014 | Residential Session: Friday, January 17 through Sunday, January 19

Marketing Management for Innovation (3 credits)
Operations Strategy and International Competitiveness (3 credits)


Summer 2014 | Residential Session: Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4

Business and Environmental Law (3 credits)
Quality Management and Process Control (3 credits)


Fall 2014 | At-work project begins Monday, September 8 (no residential session/online classes)

Capstone Project (2 credits)



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