MS in Engineering Management

Product Management Program

Industry-Aligned Program

MS in Engineering Management

Product Management Program

Industry-Aligned Program

Multi-Faceted Curriculum

Merrimack’s Product Management program addresses areas such as product innovation, design, scheduling, marketing, data science, accounting and engineering management principles, and consists of 33 total credits.  As part of this credit allocation, eight elective credits are part of a track selection of Life Sciences, Technology Products, or Software/Web/Mobile.

The curriculum is designed to help students prepare to become tomorrow’s leaders by building on their existing knowledge, plus a combination of critical skill sets that are important in establishing inter-departmental relationships, driving innovation and building business strategy. Learning expectations include:

  • Developing product specifications for a range of products or a product portfolio
  • Learning about marketing analysis and analytics tools
  • Learning to envision, design, and develop products that address user needs
  • Developing the ability to lead projects and transform strategic and entrepreneurial goals into innovative solutions
  • Demonstrating communication and leadership skills to promote organizational success
  • Emphasizing optimum use of resources to meet business goals

APPLIED LEARNING FOR MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES

Multi-Faceted Curriculum

Merrimack’s Product Management program addresses areas such as product innovation, design, scheduling, marketing, data science, accounting and engineering management principles, and consists of 33 total credits.  As part of this credit allocation, eight elective credits are part of a track selection of Life Sciences, Technology Products, or Software/Web/Mobile.

The curriculum is designed to help students prepare to become tomorrow’s leaders by building on their existing knowledge, plus a combination of critical skill sets that are important in establishing inter-departmental relationships, driving innovation and building business strategy. Learning expectations include:

  • Developing product specifications for a range of products or a product portfolio
  • Learning about marketing analysis and analytics tools
  • Learning to envision, design, and develop products that address user needs
  • Developing the ability to lead projects and transform strategic and entrepreneurial goals into innovative solutions
  • Demonstrating communication and leadership skills to promote organizational success
  • Emphasizing optimum use of resources to meet business goals

APPLIED LEARNING FOR MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES

Program Curriculum

CORE

Accountant for Small Business

BUSINESS

Choices Include
• Communication
• Marketing
• Finance

8 CREDITS

CORE

DATA SCIENCE &
ANALYTICS

Choices Include
• Data Governance
• Statistical Analysis

8 CREDITS

CORE

With a Master of Science in Management degree you can apply your leadership and management skills to jobs in many sectors

ENGINEERING
MANAGEMENT

• Product Development
• Product Realization

9 CREDITS

ELECTIVES

Accounting skills

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

Choices Include
• Life Sciences

• Software
• Technology

8 CREDITS

Today’s Product-Driven Industries

In developing this Product Management program and curriculum, Merrimack College worked to identify skill gaps that professionals were encountering in product management careers. Having a detailed understanding of the common technology, software systems, and product life cycles is critical to empowering product managers to perform efficiently within their roles.

Program faculty understand the importance of how business analytics drives organizational decisions and strategy, and they also see how the interaction and motivation of cross-functional teams are vitally important to success.  The Product Management program focuses on these key skillsets to better prepare students to advance within or enter a product management role immediately.

Merrimack faculty are industry experts within today’s business environment, so in addition to teaching the concepts in the classroom, they share best-practices and challenges from experience in product management fields.  In addition to being invested in seeing students succeed, our faculty work to ensure students are prepared to address the challenges of tomorrow by understanding the demands in the market today.

Merrimack College Accolades

Founded in 1947 as a nonprofit institution, Merrimack College is ranked among the top colleges in the nation. Located 25 miles north of Boston, we are dedicated to delivering quality degrees designed with your career at the center.

  • Money magazine 2019 Most Transformative College
  • U.S. News & World Report 2020 #46 Best Regional Universities/North
  • U.S. News & World Report 2020 Top 10 Most Innovative School Regional Universities/North
  • The Princeton Review 2020 Best Regional College
  • Transitioning Athletics to Division 1 and joining the Northeast Conference in 2019-20

APPLIED LEARNING FOR MULTIPLE INDUSTRIES