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New Weekend Master of Engineering Management Program at UWindsor to benefit Professionals in Manufacturing

The University of Windsor has launched a weekend Master of Engineering Management program that can help manufacturing professionals advance their careers.Windsor

As Ontario’s only weekend engineering management degree, the two-year program — offered by the Faculty of Engineering in partnership with the Odette School of Business — prepares graduates for leadership roles in multinational engineering and technical enterprises.

The UWindsor MEM program offers foundations in manufacturing, operations, project and supply chain management in addition to entrepreneurship and innovation. The weekend program was designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals.

“The majority of people who make it to the top of a company are the ones who have the elements of business and engineering combined,” said Majid Ahmadi, associate dean of engineering research and graduate studies. “That’s why we feel this program is going to be an enabling program that prepares engineers to run, lead or setup a business.”

UWindsor welcomed the inaugural class last September. Applications for fall 2017 intake will be accepted until May 1, 2017.

“We received more than 100 applications, so we can tell this is a much-needed program,” said MEM program coordinator Prof. Ali AbdulHussein.

Beth-Anne Schuelke-Leech, a professional engineer who has co-founded three technology-based businesses, will guide UWindsor MEM students through the innovation process and help them link industry, academia and policymakers. She believes the program will help students navigate the insecure work environment of today’s world.

For more information about the MEM program, please visit uwindsor.ca/mem.