Published: May 27, 2022

The Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program at CU Boulder has been preparing technical professionals to be successful business leaders since 1992 through its on-campus and distance-learning degrees.

Now, the program is making graduate education even more accessible and flexible with the launch of a fully online Master of Engineering degree and graduate certificate in partnership with global learning platform Coursera. 

Christy Bozic, director of the Engineering Management Program, said the degree and certificate are uniquely structured to be accessible to students from diverse backgrounds.

“Admissions are entirely application-free, based instead on performance in a series of gateway courses,” she said. “All students who maintain a B average are automatically admitted.”

Courses are taught by the same instructors as the on-campus degree, with core coursework focused on finance for technical managers, project management, authentic leadership and engineering communications. Students then choose from a slate of elective courses to complete 30 credit hours, earning a master’s degree in as little as two years.

“We are proud to expand our partnership with Coursera to make engineering management education more accessible and flexible with this new degree modality,” Bozic said. “Having the program on Coursera helps us reach working professionals around the world who are looking to translate their learning into career advancement — often while still working full-time.”

EMP is also introducing a nine-credit graduate certificate, which can be completed in as little as six to nine months. The certificate can count for credit toward the master’s degree, which makes it a good option for students looking to try courses before they commit to a master’s.

Enrollment for the master’s and certificate programs will open Aug. 8.