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MS in Engineering Management

MS in Engineering Management

Batch Starts 31st Dec'2023

Abroad Intake Jan'2025

Key Benefits of the Program

  • INR24 Lakhs

    Significant savings of upto INR 24 Lakhs compared to studying full degree in USA

  • Upto36 Months

    Eligible for PGWP/Post Study Work/OPT visa application after graduation

  • INR78 Lakhs

    Average salary in USA after completion of the course

Program Structure and Fees

MS in Engineering Management is a 23 months course where in the first 11 months you will be studying online with IMT Ghaziabad. Tuition fees for Online course is INR 4,07,000 (Exclusive of all taxes). For the next 12 months, you will be going to the USA and studying on-campus at Drexel University. Tuition fees for Drexel University is approximately 29,000 USD. You will also have to incur approximately 17,000 USD  per annum as living costs in USA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Drexel MS in Engineering Management—a program that seamlessly integrates core business principles with advanced engineering education, setting the stage for unparalleled success. The multidisciplinary approach forms the bedrock of this transformative experience, where systems analysis, foundational sciences, and a specialized focus on management functions converge. Drexel's rigorous curriculum, featuring modules like Engineering Management, Quantitative Analysis, Economics, and Financial Management, along with immersive capstone projects, creates the crucible in which students forge their business acumen. This dynamic blend ensures that graduates not only possess technical expertise but also the strategic insight required to navigate complex technical environments. Prospective students are invited to embark on a journey that transcends conventional education, propelling them into a realm where innovation, leadership, and proficiency converge to shape the future of engineering management.
  1. Country


    Course Name

    • Advanced General Management Program


    • B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc with minimum of 60% or above marks. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10.

    Tuition Fees

    INR 4,07,000 (Exclusive of all taxes)

    Cost of Living


    Mode of Teaching



    11 months

  2. Country


    Course Name

    • MS in Engineering Management


    • The applicants must successfully complete the Advanced General Management Program from IMT, Ghaziabad with an aggregate of 60% and above and a minimum of 60% in each course.
    • TOEFL iBT >= 90 or 600 written or IELTS score >= 6.5 or equivalent across all bands or PTE >= 60 or Duolingo >= 110.

    Tuition Fees

    ~ USD 29,000

    Cost of Living

    ~ USD 17,000 per annum

    Mode of Teaching



    1 year

Other Benefits

  • Dual certification - IMT Ghaziabad as well as Drexel University, USA
  • Drexel University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • Eligible to apply for up to 36-months STEM OPT after graduation
  • Drexel is ranked #105 on National Universities Ranking in the US as per US NEWS 2023
  • Drexel offers AACSB-accredited programs, placing them among 6% of university programs globally accredited by the body
  • World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
  • End to end support for applications and visa
  • Dedicated Student Success Team
  • In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
About IMT Ghaziabad
Established in 1980, Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad (IMT-G) is India’s premier management school and is the 4th business school in the country accredited by the coveted AACSB. Strategically located in Delhi-NCR region, IMTG has distinct focus on grooming leadership through innovation, execution, and social responsibility. IMT Ghaziaba is the proud alma mater of more than 300 C–suite executives. ...Read more
About Drexel University
Drexel University is a private university for research purposes and this famous educational organisation has its main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anthony Joseph Drexel was the founder of this famous university named Drexel University and it was founded in the year 1891. It is established in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and thisuniversity includes a world-class extensive research program. Students from different places come to be a part of this reputed university to experience global leadership in developmental education. ...Read more
About USA
The USA is one of the most sought-after countries for international students, given the scope of academic and professional opportunities. Let us discuss some more reasons that make it worth studying in the USA:1.World-Class EducationThe U.S. has nearly 4,000 accredited higher-education institutions. It has the highest number of universities in the op 100 and 200 globally (per QS World Rankings 2024), making it a hub for excellent education.2. Internationally-recognized DegreesThe U.S. degrees are recognized worldwide. A U.S. college or university degree allows students to enhance their careers through advanced learning and better career opportunities.3. Student-Friendly CitiesThe U.S. has four cities (Boston, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles) ranked among the top 30 QS Best Student Cities 2024, solidifying the country's reputation not just for academics but also for facilitating an education-intensive environment that is open and welcoming.4. Higher ROIStudying at a reputed U.S. university helps students earn high salaries post-completion of their program, thus providing higher ROI.5.Earn While LearningThe U.S. F-1 study visa allows students to work on-campus for 20 hours per week during a semester and full-time on holidays. ...Read more


up to 1000 USD scholarship


up to 1000 USD scholarship

Award Amount :
1000 USD
Eligibility :
  • If you score b/w 60-65% in Undergraduate & 3.4 GPA in your IMT-G AGMP coursework.

up to 2000 USD scholarship


up to 2000 USD scholarship

Award Amount :
2000 USD
Eligibility :
  • If you score b/w 60-65% in Undergraduate & 3.7 GPA in your IMT-G AGMP coursework.

Career Opportunities


IMT GhaziabadAdvanced General Management Program


Drexel UniversityMS in Engineering Management

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Frequently Asked Questions

Course Curriculum

What is the MS in Engineering Management with upGrad?

This MSEM degree is an ideal degree for anyone looking for a career in engineering management with an international scope and to build a professional network around the globe. Students in this program will receive dual certification, an Advanced General Management from IMT Ghaziabad and an MS in Engineering Management from Drexel University. Students will study for 11 months online with IMT to complete the AGM program and will be transferred to Drexel University after meeting the eligibility criteria as mentioned in the brochure.

What should I expect from the MS in Engineering Management programme?

You should expect to develop skills for any level of leadership across a wide domain of technological industries from a project / lead engineer, a functional manager, director, program manager, plant manager and / or CEO. Graduates of the program will automatically qualify for the Certified Associate in Engineering Management (CAEM), or Certified Professional in Engineering Management (CPEM) without having to take the certifying exam. Upon completion of the program, you will have the option to apply for OPT in the US as well as get support from Drexel University Career Services to build a career in the US.

Which topics are going to be covered as part of the programme?

The programme will be delivered on a new technology platform to create a superior learning experience for participants who want to be on the cutting edge of the management. With this programme, IMT-G & Drexel University, US together seek to develop the next generation of leaders. The topics that are going to be covered in the initial online program are Marketing Management, Business Communication, Accounting & Finance, Decision Sciences, Business Economics, OB, HR Legal, Sales & Distribution, Business Strategy, Supply Chain Management.

What type of learning experience should I expect?

The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will offer students the opportunity to engage directly with faculty.

Is any certification granted at the end of the programme?

Post successful completion of the program, a Advanced General Management Program would be granted from IMT Ghaziabad and a Master's degree - MS in Engineering Management from Drexel University, US.

About Drexel University, USA

Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

All students in the USA with a valid F-1 Visa are not eligible to work off-campus. Rather, such students are eligible to work on-campus as graduate assistants or research assistants or other on-campus ad-hoc jobs and receive compensation, beginning in their first semester. The list of available positions will be provided in advance of the Fall semester at Drexel (please note the number of these positions are limited and not guaranteed).

Will I be supported for TOEFL/IELTS/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the USA.

When will I go to Drexel University, USA?

Drexel University, will have 2 intakes for students coming through the accelerator route. The first intake of the year will be the January (Spring) intake and the second intake of the year will be September (Fall). Though the application process for Drexel University will start during the IIIT Bangalore online program, you will be able to go to Drexel University in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your IIIT Bangalore program.

When will I get an Offer Letter from Drexel University?

upGrad will apply for you to the Drexel University once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter of Drexel University you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission in Drexel University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

Selection Criteria

How do I know if the program is right for me?

If you aspire to be a leader in a technology-based organization, then the Engineering Management program could be the right fit for you. This program is designed to prepare students for leadership and management positions across a wide range of technological industries, from project or lead engineer to functional manager, director, program manager, plant manager, and even CEO. It is a multidisciplinary program that offers a curriculum in selected areas of technology or management, such as analysis and decision-making methods for technical managers, statistics, financial and engineering management, and engineering economic evaluation.To be eligible for this program, you should hold a bachelor's degree in engineering, basic science, or a STEM-related field. The program is also open to professionals who are already working in the field and want to enhance their skills and knowledge to become engineering leaders. Whether you are at the early stages of your career or looking to take it to the next level, the Engineering Management program can provide you with the necessary skills and expertise for any level of leadership in a technological industry.

What is the application process for the program and what are the timelines?

You can start the application process by submitting the application. Applications have already started for the next cohort. 
  •  Complete application for admission
  •  Affidavit of Financial Support
  •  Secondary education completion certificate and college transcripts, if any, along   with official English translations
  •  Copies of passport
  •  Statement of purpose
  •  Confirmation deposit
  •  Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
  •  Official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended
  •  Two letters of recommendation
  •  Resume

What is the selection process for this program?

There are 4 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed as.
Step 1- Complete Application -Complete your application and submit the required details. The Admissions Committee will then review your application - which include your work experience & educational background.
Step 2- Apply for the Scholarship- Submit your Statement of Purpose to join a IIITB program.
Step 3- Get Shortlisted & Receive the Offer Letter- Upon qualifying, an Offer Letter will be sent to you confirming your admission to the course.
Step 4- Block your Seat - Block your seat with an initial payment of INR 25,000 to enroll into the Program. Begin your leadership journey.

Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled: For IMT Ghaziabad:
  • B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc with minimum of 60% or above marks. Maximum backlogs (ATKTs) accepted will be 10. 
 For Drexel University:
  • The applicants must successfully complete the Advanced General Management Program from IMT, Ghaziabad with an aggregate of 60% and above and a minimum of 60% in each course.
  •  TOEFL iBT  >= 90 or 600 written or IELTS score >= 6.5 or equivalent across all bands or PTE >= 60 or Duolingo >= 110.


Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

How much are living expenses for a year in the USA?

Living expenses in the USA for international students are approximately USD 17,000.

Time Commitment

What is the time commitment expected for the programme?

At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. On-campus program in USA is full-time and will have an appropriate workload.

How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an online programme?

Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts. 

Refund Policy

Is there any deferral or refund policy for this programme?

Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component)
Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment in the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student. You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of INR. 20,000/- will be levied. If less than INR. 20,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case. The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and the student will continue to pay the EMI for a loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same. In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount. Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded. Requests for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.
Deferral Policy: (Pre-Program Commencement)
If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for. The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply. The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per the prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).
Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement)
If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch. A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for. The student will be required to pay a deferral fee of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort. The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort. If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage. The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.


No cost CC EMI FAQ's

0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise. 

1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)
2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
Yes. 50000 is the minimum. 
3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled. 
4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI. 
5. Are there any fees or down payment?
Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment. 
6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank. 
7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter. 
8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. 
Yes, Example :HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000 
9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.
10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000. 
11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad. 
Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850[Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000
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