An affordable degree for practicing engineers
100% ONLINE DEGREE
Advance Your Career
The Ohio State University Master of Global Engineering Leadership (MGEL) is a degree for practicing engineers who want to increase their technical expertise as well as their management acumen in a single degree. The MGEL makes this possible through a distinctive curriculum taught by Ohio State faculty that includes engineering, business, and public policy.
Be prepared to lead from any level in your organization and empower yourself with the Master of Global Engineering Leadership degree that is offered 100% online. The MGEL will enable you to develop a compelling vision and an understanding of how to tackle strategic initiatives and create more value within your business. Learn new management and technical skills as well as a better understanding of the business-government relationship – all in one graduate degree.
The MGEL is designed to provide maximum flexibility for working, professional engineers too. Students can begin in any semester and choose their own pace in the program, completing the degree in 12 - 28 months or longer if desired.
Enhance Your Technical Skills
A strong technical focus is delivered through the choice of a specialization track and a multi-term project to bring the technology and professional skills together. The technical tracks are built on the strengths of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University.
Current technical track specializations available in:
- Automotive Systems Engineering
- Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Enterprise Services and Architectures
- Radar Systems
- Materials Joining
- Materials Science (in development)
- Or students can design a customized track
Grow As A Leader
The MGEL curriculum includes core leadership courses designed specifically for engineers to teach them real-world management skills and how to apply them within their industry. Previously, engineers who wanted this type of education had to pursue a graduate management degree separate from a traditional research master's degree. Now the MGEL makes this combination possible in a single degree through a partnership with The Fisher College of Business and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.
The core courses include:
- Financial and managerial accounting for engineers
- Leadership and team effectiveness
- Technology strategy and innovation management
- Project management
- Management in public agencies
- The business-government relationship
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What our students are saying:
"I knew that having a Master's degree would help me advance in my career, but I was not excited about the significant research associated with traditional engineering degrees. At the same time, a business degree seemed too far removed from my engineering interests. The MGEL program has proven to be the best of both worlds: A challenging study into advanced engineering applications, along with insightful instruction on essential business and leadership principles. The application requirements made the program very accessible, and the 100% online curriculum provides the flexibility I need as a working professional and part-time student. I immediately saw how the curriculum benefited my current job, and I am excited to see how the degree will advance my career."
Graduating Class 2016
Nationally Ranked Online Degree
The Master Global Engineering Leadership degree is ranked #12 by the Top 50 Online Engineering Management Degree Programs 2016.
Top 25 Online Engineering Degree
The Master of Global Engineering Leadership degree ranked 25th according to US News and World Reports 2016 rankings of online graduate engineering degrees and 22nd among public universities.
Education and experience are important for engineering managers.
The MGEL degree can help you achieve a competitive advantage.