Memphis — Christian Brothers University (CBU) has announced a new partnership with Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois to offer a Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) in an online format designed for engineers, scientists and information technology employees in the Chicago area. Both universities are sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, a religious community which numbers about 5,000 today, and is assisted by more than 70,000 lay colleagues working with nearly one million students. Many of those students attend one of approximately 60 Lasallian colleges and universities around the world.
CBU has been offering this program locally in Memphis since 1989. The master’s program builds upon bachelor degree preparation in engineering and other technical disciplines such as biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and quantitative management. “By partnering with Lewis University, we ensure that students receive personalized services in their local community while taking advantage of this unique degree which they can earn all online. This partnership allows us to continue expanding our ability to offer the MSEM and provides the students experiences that span the globe,” states Brother Vincent Malham, FSC, President of CBU.
The accelerated, online degree will offer the same services and benefits as a student receives in the traditional classroom. Students will be taught and mentored by accomplished professors who uphold excellence in teaching. The MSEM professors provide individualized attention in the convenience of a virtual environment. The student will communicate with their professors via e-mail and online chat discussions. In addition, the online program provides working students the ability to work with classmates in other countries who are enrolled in this program; thereby allowing them to gain a global business perspective in technology and management.
Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University said, “This partnership with Christian Brothers University is a natural outcome of our Lasallian spirit of association. The online MSEM program will provide students in the Chicago area with an opportunity to study and exchange ideas with students around the world who share their same values.”
Lewis staff will distribute program information and answer questions from prospective students. A designated advisor in the School for Professional and Continuing Education will provide personalized academic advising services and track the student persistence and academic success of individuals enrolled in the online cohort. Specific advising questions relative to the engineering field and related careers will be directed to the appropriate personnel in the CBU School of Engineering. Graduate students enrolled in this online cohort will also have an opportunity to utilize Lewis Library support and participate in academic support programs and adult student activities as appropriate.
For more information on the program and how to enroll, contact the Office of Graduate and Adult Admission at Lewis University online at firstname.lastname@example.org or (815)836-5610, or Bethany King Robinson at CBU at email@example.com or (901) 321-3282. The universities plan to begin a new group of students for this program in the fall. ###