Experiential Learning

CWRU MEM Develops Leadership Talent
To Meet Employers’ Evolving Business Needs


In response to workplace needs for technical talent with business management acumen, leaders of companies conceived the idea to create the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Master of Engineering and Management (MEM) degree. Our corporate partners’ input over the past decade has helped hone the curriculum to ensure that the program stays relevant, leading-edge, and develops students who can quickly meet employers’ current needs—and grow into leadership positions.
The MEM degree is offered through an innovative collaboration between the Case School of Engineering and the Weatherhead School of Management. The one-year, 42-credit hour program of study builds on the technical and analytical skills of students’ Bachelor of Science engineering degrees and provides a real-world framework for applying them along with master’s level business management tools. Individualized coaching emphasizes self-assessment and emotional intelligence. Interdisciplinary team projects enhance the people skills vital for today’s business leaders and position students to become more productive faster.
Our corporate partners enrich the MEM learning experience—and enhance their brands with potential talent—through:

  • Workplace tours
  • Course projects
  • Skills seminars
  • Classroom speakers
  • Internships

Many reap the value they’ve helped create by hiring MEM graduates.