With the help of our academic and master’s peer advisors, you can build your degree program to meet your needs.

Unlike the majority of other graduate programs, University of Michigan Industrial and Operations Engineering (U-M IOE) master’s students have no required sequences. Choose courses from other top-ranked U-M departments, schools, and colleges to create unique and highly-employable degrees. 

Launch your career with skills in operations research, ergonomics and human factors, data science, risk analysis and public policy, machine learning and statistics.

INDUSTRIES & OCCUPATIONS

Aerospace industry
Analytics
Automation
Automobile industry
Business consulting
Corporate or nonprofit management
Data Science
Finance
Healthcare operations
Industrial methods
Law
Manufacturing
Medical supply manufacturing
Medicine
Public administration/government
Quality control
Safety and ergonomics
Scientific research
Semiconductor/electronics industry
Telecommunications industry
Transportation

COMPANIES

Accenture
AECOM
Amazon
Apple
Bauer Controls
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Detroit Lions
Ernst & Young
FedEx
FordGeneral Motors
Goldman-Sachs

Google
Llamasoft
Manhattan Associates, Inc.
Mayo Clinic
Oshkosh Corporation
Tesla Motors
The MITRE Corporation
United States Postal Service

SALARIES

Discover the value of a master’s degree!

On average, U-M graduates with a master’s degree in an engineering field can earn 15-25% more than those with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. Use the links below to research average salaries based on a U-M engineering master’s degree, experience level, and desired work location.

2021-2022 Masters Self-Reported First Position Salary Info

Median: $95,000

Average: $102,900

Range: $58,000-$175,000

$103k

Average salary of
U-M IOE master’s
graduates (2021-2022)

#2

Ranked Industrial Engineering Graduate Program by the U.S. News & World Report (2023)

32%

Female students

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

Our master’s students gain lifelong skills to launch their careers and are highly multidisciplinary.

A master’s degree from U-M IOE enables students from quantitative disciplines, including engineering, science, economics, mathematics, and statistics, to align their interests to one or more focus areas or to personalize the selection of classes and projects from other departments, to match individual interests and career goals.

Find career opportunities in a wide range of areas, U-M IOE master’s graduates become academic and industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and undertake cutting-edge work in fields like energy, consulting, finance, health, manufacturing, robotics and business analytics.

Our graduates work at top universities all over the world and are employed by companies and organizations like Amazon, Apple, Accenture, Google, General Motors, LLamasoft, Mayo Clinic and NASA.