Master of Global Engineering Leadership Master of Global Engineering Leadership – Online

About us

The Ohio State University Master of Global Engineering Leadership (MGEL) is a degree for practicing engineers who want to increase their technical expertise as well as their management acumen in one degree! The MGEL makes this possible through a distinctive curriculum taught by Ohio State faculty that includes engineering, business, and public policy. 

The MGEL is designed to provide maximum flexibility for busy, working, professional engineers. It is delivered completely online and students choose their pace in the program completing the MGEL degree in 12 - 28 months, or longer if desired. 

The MGEL curriculum includes core leadership courses designed specifically for engineers to teach them real-world management skills and how to apply them within their industry. The core courses include: financial and managerial accounting for engineers, leadership and team effectiveness, technology strategy and innovation management, project management, management in public agencies, and a course about the business-government relationship.

Previously, engineers who wanted this type of education had to pursue a graduate management degree separate from a traditional research master's degree. But now, the MGEL makes this possible in one degree through a partnership with The Fisher College of Business and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. 

Strong technical focus

A strong technical focus is delivered through the choice of a specialization track and a capstone course in operational excellence to bring the technology and professional skills together. These technical tracks are built on the strengths of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. 

  • Current technical track specializations available:  
  • Customized technical track

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the University’s Online Programs State Authorization webpage or email us at to find out whether their program of interest is available in their home state. Please check back often, as the College and University are aggressively pursuing authorization in all 50 states.