Non-MEM Electives

Non-MEM Electives

Completion of the Masters degree in Engineering Management requires students to complete at least four approved electives.  In addition to the electives offered within the MEM program, approved electives are offered by the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University School of Law, in addition to the Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Computer Science within the Graduate School.

Graduate courses outside of the Master of Engineering Management Program require the instructor’s permission to enroll and it is ultimately up to the instructor to determine whether or not MEM students will be allowed into a particular class.  Decisions are based on classroom size, enrollment caps, students’ academic/personal fit for the class, instructor willingness to take additional students, etc.  Please understand that, just as you are given priority for MEM courses, students of other programs may be given priority for their courses; therefore, some courses may be limited to students of the program in which the course is offered.

Fuqua School of Business Electives

The Fuqua School of Business offers limited enrollments to non-Fuqua students. to several electives offered in  their Daytime MBA Program. The MEM Academic Coordinator will send out a list of Fuqua courses that are open to MEM students  along with detailed instructions on how to request enrollment.

Please be advised we will not receive a list of approved courses until mid-to- late July for fall courses and in mid November for spring courses. Course offerings change every semester, so please be aware that not every approved course will be available for you to take.

The following are a few of the more popular Fuqua electives that will satisfy one of the four MEM elective requirements:

    • ACCOUNTNG 597: Financial Statement Analysis (typically offered in Fall Session 1  and Spring Session 1)
    • ENRGYENV 625: Energy, Markets & Innovation (typically offered in Spring Session 1)
    • FINANCE 647: Investment (Spring 2023 Syllabus) (typically offered in Spring Session 2)
    • FINANCE 648: Derivatives (typically offered in Spring Session 1)
    • FINANCE 651 Entre Finance  (Spring 2023 Syllabus) (typically offered in Spring Session 2)
    • FINANCE 653: Fixed Income Securities (typically offered in Spring Session 2)
    • HLTHMGMT 711: Health Care Markets (typically offered in Spring Session 1)
    • HLTHMGMT 712: Medical Device Strategy (typically offered in Fall Session 2)
    • HLTHMGMT 717: Biotech & Pharma Strategy (typically offered in Spring Session 2)
    • MARKETNG 799: Strategic Brand & Product Management (typically offered in Spring Session 1)
    • MGRECON 781: The World Economy Spring 2023 Syllabus (typically offered in Fall Session 2 and Spring Session 2)
    • MRECON 784: Art & Application Game Theory (typically offered in Spring Session 1)
    • OPERATNS 823: Operations Strategy (typically offered in Fall Session 1)
    • OPERANTS 894: Sustainable Operations (typically offered in Fall Session 2)
    • STRATEGY 838: Entrepreneurial Strategy (typically offered in Fall Session 2)
    • STRATEGY 627: Climate, Sustainability & Corporate Govern (typically offered in Fall Session 2)
    • STRATEGY 842: Strategic Modeling/Business Dynamics (typically offered in Fall Session 1)
    • STRATEGY 845: Entrepreneurial Execution (typically offered in  Spring Session 2)

Lists of Electives Approved/Unapproved by MEM

Resource site for Duke MEM students