New Master's Degree Offers Innovation/Management Focus

The School of Engineering, in partnership with the School of Business, has launched the Master of Engineering degree with a concentration in Innovation and Management (MENG – IM).

The program targets practicing engineers who wish to enhance their managerial skills, gain an in-depth understanding of emerging technologies, and develop a more innovative approach to problem solving.  The MENG-IM degree coursework will kick off with the fall 2011 term and be offered during evening hours at the state-of-the-art Graduate Business Learning Center, home to UConn’s executive and part-time MBA programs. Courses will be taught by faculty from the School of Engineering and School of Business.

The degree program capitalizes on the popular on-site Master of Engineering program established in 1999, which has enabled thousands of working engineers to take advanced coursework toward a master’s degree while expanding their skills in a range of technical areas. 

Students who complete the MENG-IM degree will find themselves well prepared to pursue a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline or an MBA degree, if they desire.

To earn the MENG–IM degree, students will successfully complete eight 3-credit graduate engineering and business courses along with a culminating 3-credit team project.  The engineering course offerings will include High-Performance Computing; Sustainable Energy Sources and Systems; Principles of Numerical Modeling and Optimum Design; and Introduction to Nanotechnologies.

Among the business course offerings to be offered are: Cost Analysis and Control; Financial Accounting and Reporting; Introduction to Project Management; Management Controls; Managing Organizations; Operations Management; Opportunity Generation, Assessment, and Promotion; Strategy, Policy, and Planning; Marketing Management; and Venture Planning, Management, and Growth.

The Graduate Business Learning Center is located in the center of Hartford at 100 Constitution Plaza and offers covered parking as well as easy access to I-84 and I-91.

Learn more about the MENG-IM program here. Alternatively, we invite you to contact Dr. Thomas Barber, MENG Program Director, at (860) 486-5342 or by e-mail at; or Mr. Afshin Ghiaei, Director, Hartford MBA and Executive MBA Programs, at (860) 728-2400 or by e-mail at

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