The Outreach Engineering Management (OEM) Program is a master’s program offered by the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Florida and is designed for working professionals with various technical backgrounds. Beginning each August, the 20 month program is held in Orlando and features live instruction. No career interruption is necessary, since classes meet only one weekend per month.
Through a combination of ISE and MBA coursework taught by both ISE and business faculty, students go beyond their technical expertise by expanding their skill sets as industrial and systems engineers, learn to mitigate risk and make informed business decisions by using mathematical modeling tools. Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared to employ a broad range of new technical and managerial skills that make them better problem solvers, enhance their leadership capabilities and facilitate change within their companies.
Concurrent MBA Option
In addition to receiving an M.S. degree in industrial and systems engineering, students can also add a year of course work to receive an MBA degree. About 52% of OEM students enroll in the concurrent MBA program.