The Master of Global Engineering Leadership (MGEL) is a minimum 33-credit hour degree with a curriculum that aims to transform engineers into exceptional leaders in their field. Students will enhance their engineering expertise with specialized technical tracks consisting of four advanced engineering courses and grow as leaders with management courses taught by Ohio State University faculty experts from the College of Engineering, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, and The Fisher College of Business.
The combination of advanced engineering and leadership courses separates the MGEL from other graduate programs. MGEL students don't just want to climb the corporate ladder; they want to engineer a better future.
The MGEL can be completed at a student's desired pace in as little as 12 months. Most students elect to take two courses per semester and complete the degree in about two years.
Core Leadership Courses (16-17 cr hrs)
ENGR 6220 Financial and Managerial Accounting for Engineers (3 credits)
ENGR 6230 Technology Strategy and Innovation Management (3 credits)
ENGR 7200 Engineering Ethics and Professionalism (1 credit)
ISE 6801 Project Management for Engineers (3 credits)
PUBAFRS 5750 The Business-Government Relationship (3 credits)
ENGR 6210 Leadership and Team Effectiveness (3 credits) or PUBAFRS 6050 Management in Public Agencies (4 credits)
Global Engineering Leadership Certificate
Students who do not want to pursue the entire MGEL degree may be interested in the Global Engineering Leadership Certificate. The GEL Certificate is awarded to graduate non-degree seeking students who complete at least 5 of the core leadership courses offered in the MGEL curriculum with a grade of C or higher. Learn more.
Technical Tracks (12 cr hrs)
MGEL students select one technical track to complement their leadership curriculum. Technical tracks are available in the following areas.
Automotive Systems Engineering
courses available in advanced propulsion systems, powertrain modeling and control, and dynamic systems and engine modeling. course descriptions
Civil and Environmental Engineering
courses include surveying for smart cities, designing for environmental health, and more. course descriptions
courses in metallurgy, weldability, analysis and more. course descriptions
Enterprise Services and Architecture
courses include database systems, software engineering, and more. course descriptions
Additive Manufacturing (pending approval)
courses in computational modeling for additive manufacturing, AM for bio-medical devices, and more. course descriptions
courses in wireless propagation, medical imaging and processing, and more. course descriptions
Students can design their own technical track consisting of a minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate courses offered by the College of Engineering. Learn more.
Integrative Project (5 cr hrs)
The integrative project is an opportunity for students to combine the leadership and technical skills they have learned throughout the program in a final project. Students will work with a faculty member from their technical track on a real-world or hypothetical engineering problem or issue. Read more.