Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Students seeking a master’s degree in Engineering Management (MEM), like all students, choose their educational program for a variety of reasons. This study of 165 accepted applicants, students and graduates examines factors influencing their choice to obtain an MEM degree. Respondents were affiliated with six of the nine schools comprising the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium. The study compares the motivating factors for U.S. students and International students, and draws on a similar study of graduate students at the University of Michigan in 1995. The results suggest that while small gradations in factors exist between U.S. students and International students, both groups’ motivations to enroll in a MEM program align closely with their career goals.
Graham, R., & Sheff, P. H., & Torres-Alfaro, E. C. (2018, June), Comparing U.S. and International Students’ Motivations for Selecting a Master's in Engineering Management (MEM) Program Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30207
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