Master of Engineering Management vs. MBA

It’s important to be fully informed when making a decision about which course you’re going to study. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) is our most popular course for its flexibility and diverse career outcomes, but if you’re already working in engineering (or want to), a Master of Engineering Management (MEM) – which has many units in common with the MBA – might be a better investment.

Here are some key takeaways from our comparison:

  • Both degrees are 100% online, and cost per unit is the same
  • The MBA offers a broad, interdisciplinary approach, whereas the MEM focuses on specifics within the engineering sector
  • The MBA is recognised worldwide, yet the MEM features some units that meet continued professional development (CPD) requirements with Engineers Australia.
  • Both Masters degrees open up a world of career possibilities and job opportunities.

For a detailed breakdown, check out the infographic below. It is designed to help you compare the degrees, like-for-like, and help you decide which degree is best suited for your career development.


If you have any questions about either the MBA or the MEM, our Student Enrolment Advisors are available to help on 1300 589 882.