Career Outlook

Today’s organizations are increasingly in need of systems thinkers who can develop and manage real solutions to complicated, evolving problems. Georgetown’s program equips you with the well-rounded skills and expertise to meet this demand.

Systems engineering professionals must be strategic decision-makers with strong communications and leadership skills. Additionally, they must be adept at balancing the risks, needs, and desires of stakeholders while delivering on technical and functional requirements.

Upon completing our program, you’ll be primed to pursue a broad range of career opportunities within this rapidly evolving field.

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.
  • Headshot of Adam Firestone, Faculty

    More than ever before, public and private sector organizations are demanding solutions that integrate disparate concepts, technologies, and architectures to achieve innovative and effective capabilities. This demand can only be met by technical leaders trained in and adept at systems thinking who possess holistic, real-world systems engineering and solutions architecture perspectives.”

    Adam Firestone, Faculty Master's in Systems Engineering Management

Average salary of systems engineering managers $111,243 People managementProject managementSystems engineering Top in-demand skills for systems engineering managers: Where do people in this field work? Professional, scientific, and technical services 36% Manufacturing 33% Information 8% Finance and insurance 7%

Sources: Burning Glass Labor/Insight, PayScale