Master of Professional Studies in Systems Engineering Management

Industry and Careers

Career Outlook
A master’s degree in systems engineering management opens the door to a wide range of career options. Employees working in this field must be strategic decision makers who possess strong communication and leadership skills and can successfully manage versatile systems.

Georgetown’s program equips students with the unique skills they need to adapt their knowledge and expertise to different industries and applications, enabling endless career possibilities and placing them in high demand in a growing marketplace. Graduates will be able to pursue careers in fields such as:

  • Business
  • Government
  • Communications
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Transportation
  • Software Development

 

Systems Engineering Management Careers

In 2012, there were more than 8,000 job openings posted for systems engineering jobs in Washington, DC and around the Beltway, according to Burning Glass.

Top Companies in Washington, DC Hiring Systems Engineers

 

 

Company

Number of Job

Postings the Past Year

General Dynamics

500+

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC)

300+

Northrop Grumman

300+

ManTech International Corp.

200+

CACI

100+

Lockheed Martin Corp.

100+

Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC)

100+

Boeing

100+

BAE Systems

100+

Booz Allen Hamilton

100+

Raytheon

100+

Note: Based on data gathered by Burning Glass.

Top Washington, DC Industries for Systems Engineers

 

 

Industry

Number of Job

Postings the Past Year

Computer systems design and related services

800+

Aerospace product and parts manufacturing

700+

Transportation equipment manufacturing

500+

Scientific research and development services

500+

Management, scientific and technical consulting services

300+

National security and international affairs

200+

Navigational, measuring, electro-medical and control instruments manufacturing

200+

Architectural, engineering and related services

200+

Note: Based on data gathered by Burning Glass.

“Demand is soaring for systems engineers, as what was once a niche job in the aerospace and defense industries becomes commonplace among a diverse and expanding universe of employers, from medical device makers to corporations like Xerox and BMW,” reported by CNNMoney.

According to The Ladders, an online job board: “Rather than just focusing on a specific technology, people in this field are an essential part of the development cycle, addressing customer needs and a product's required functionality. They are concerned with the entire product life cycle – including operations, costs, scheduling, performance, testing, manufacturing and more. It's an integrated approach that considers technical, business and end-user needs.”

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