Engineering and Technology Management

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Engineering and Technology Management

Online at Colorado School of Mines

Online Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management

The Mines Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) program is a 30 credit non-thesis Master’s Degree program designed for graduates of science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) undergraduate programs who seek to enhance their knowledge, marketability and career potential. The ETM program enriches a STEM background with contemporary business management tools, skills and insights that are needed in rapidly changing, technology-focused enterprises. The unique ETM curriculum focuses on building leaders who can effectively create, build and manage complex technology intensive organizations, both public and private.

The program offers an attractive alternative to more specialized one-year management programs and traditional MBA programs for students with the appropriate technical background. Enhancing your strong technical undergraduate training with knowledge of business and management will make you a better engineer or applied scientist. The combination of a STEM undergraduate and the ETM MS degree creates a powerful combination of technical depth and quantitative management tools to position you for increased career opportunities, higher starting salary and significantly higher lifetime earnings.

Online Master’s in Engineering and Technology Management Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree: STEM degree required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required if GPA is below 3.0 (US degree GPA or equivalent)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
  • For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the English Proficiency requirement

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

Tuition

CREDIT HOURSTOTAL ONLINE TUITION & FEES Fall and Spring 2022-23
1.0$1,151
2.0$2,211
3.0$3,271
4.0$4,331
5.0$5,391
6.0$6,451
7.0$7,511
8.0$8,571
9.0$9,631
10.0$10,691
11.0$11,751
12.0$12,811
13.0$13,871
14.0$14,931
15.0$15,991
  • Employer contributions are routinely applied to cover a portion of this cost.
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Fees

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WHY CHOOSE ETM OVER AN MBA?

Rapid and discontinuous changes in technology demand increased organizational responsiveness through the design, development, and implementation of innovative strategies, products, services and processes.

To deal with these technological changes, technology intensive firms must rapidly integrate, modify, and replace their existing organizational practices to remain competitive. The over-arching goal of the Mines ETM program is to provide an understanding of the complexity and dynamism of modern high-technology enterprises. More specifically, the ETM program enables students to examine the strategic use of technology and innovation to gain and sustain the competitiveness of industrial economies.

The ETM program is intended to enable students to think critically about the wide range of cross-disciplinary issues. The strong analytical and managerial aspects of the curriculum provide graduates with a skill set that will enable them to assume leadership roles in industry and government.

There are several aspects that distinguish the Mines ETM program from a traditional MBA program.

SERVING DIFFERENT STUDENT NEEDS

Many students are attracted to traditional full-time MBA programs as a vehicle to transition into new careers or industries. Examples include changing from customer service to corporate finance, or moving from the insurance industry into the banking industry.

The Mines ETM Program serves different student needs. The program is designed specifically for students who have STEM backgrounds and wish to leverage that background into engineering management and the management of technology with a focus on developing quantitative based analytic skills. The ETM program enhances and amplifies a technical degree to help engineers and applied scientists accelerate their careers into increased responsibilities and opportunities.

CURRICULUM FOCUS

Many MBA programs typically include a curriculum of required business courses that cover numerous general business functions applicable to both small franchise businesses and large multinational consumer product businesses. The breadth of the required curriculum results in the typical two-year program duration.

Mines’ ETM program is more focused, and shorter in duration. The program is responsive to the changing needs of industry and governments that require engineers and scientists to work collaboratively across business functions and to manage and lead large and complex technical projects globally.

COMMUNITY

Because our ETM students come from STEM backgrounds, they share strong quantitative skills, the rigor to tackle complex problems, and the curiosity to explore new ideas and concepts. These traits help form immediate bonds and mutual respect, resulting in a strong sense of community among ETM students.

MINES ETM PROGRAM ADVANTAGE

SMALL PROGRAM SIZE

The ETM program is a small program by design. The small cohort of students entering the ETM program each year get to know each other quickly and build personal and professional relationships that last a lifetime. One of the benefits of a graduate business education is the professional relationships you create; the ETM program provides opportunities to build a wonderful network of like-minded individuals – curious, determined, and eager to propel tomorrow’s technology today.

ONE-YEAR PROGRAM

The ETM program is designed to be completed in one academic year (two semesters, 30 credit hours) as a full-time student. Compared with typical two-year MBA programs, the ETM program is more focused, allowing you to graduate quickly and begin to make an impact sooner. Most students enter the ETM program in the fall and graduate at the end of the following spring semester, some entering directly following completion of an undergraduate degree. Students can also choose to attend part-time, or can enter the program in the spring semester.

UNIQUE COURSE OFFERINGS

The ETM curriculum provides access to a wide range of classes focused on the unique demands of global industries like technology, energy, and manufacturing. Many classes emphasize quantitative analysis and predictive methodologies, tools that are in high demand within rapidly changing competitive business environments. These classes leverage the quantitative competencies of STEM graduates to build the foundation for better management and decision-making.

LEADERSHIP ENHANCEMENT

Many ETM classes provide focus on the “soft” skills that typical STEM programs leave out: interpersonal communications; team building; managing projects; the ethics of decision making; and exercising formal and informal leadership.  For example, every ETM student completes an intensive communications workshop that includes video analysis of his or her presentation skills.  Recognizing that most business activities are executed by teams, many ETM courses culminate in completion of team projects rather than final exams.

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

Mines is an internationally recognized research institution whose graduates are in high demand. We believe students earning a Mines ETM degree represent the best of the best – students with a strong undergraduate background in one of the STEM or related fields, supplemented with additional knowledge, skills and insight from the management sciences, ready to make a positive impact on the world today.

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

ETM students benefit from the extensive industry connections built across the entire Mines community. In addition to the annual ETM Executive in Residence seminar series, ETM students have access to the numerous and frequent on-campus speakers who visit from a wide range of industries and disciplines. ETM students also have full access to vibrant Mines career services and job search activities happening each semester, including career fairs where hundreds of companies come on-campus to recruit Mines students.

Engineering and Technology Management Faculty

David N. Culbreth

David N. Culbreth

Rank - Professor of Practice

Department - Economics and Business

Email - dculbreth@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3492

Crystal Dobratz

Crystal Dobratz

Rank - Teaching Assistant Professor

Department - Economics and Business

Email - cldolbratz@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3481

Tulay Flamand

Tulay Flamand

Rank - Assistant Professor

Department - Economics and Business

Email - tflamand@mines.edu

Phone - 303-273-3757

Patrick Leach

Patrick Leach

Rank - Professor of Practice

Department - Economics and Business

Email - peleach@mines.edu

Qiaohai Hu

Qiaohai Hu

Department - Economics and Business

Email - qhu@mines.edu

Paul Zink

Paul Zink

Rank - Professor of Practice

Department - Economics and Business

Email - pzink@mines.edu

Value in Action

The annual salary survey
consistently demonstrates
the value  of a Mines degree.