Campus & Community

School of Systems and Enterprises Programs Advance Six Positions in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Program rankings improve from No. 39 to No. 33

SSE students working in software engineering lab.

In recognition of its pursuit to provide world-class systems education and groundbreaking research, the School of Systems and Enterprises (SSE) graduate programs have been ranked 33rd nationwide by U.S. News & World Report Graduate School Rankings as part of the Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems Engineering category.

"Our rise in the U.S. News & World Report ranking underlines all that the School of Systems and Enterprises has accomplished over the past year, including significant growth in research awards and expenditures, peer-reviewed publications, undergraduate and graduate student enrollments, corporate partnerships, faculty and student awards, and the visibility of the school," said Dr. Yehia Massoud, who assumed the role as dean of the school 15 months earlier. "We have worked tirelessly to advance our mission, grow our school and produce successful outcomes that not only impact us today but will stand for many years to come."

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Dr. Yehia Massoud, Dean of the School of Systems and Enterprises

The School of Systems and Enterprises’ new strategic plan, Planning for Success, Strategic Plan 2018-2023, acts as a cornerstone for SSE’s momentum over the next five years and aims to bolster all aspects of education, research and outreach. The plan focuses on providing a reinvigorated and exciting new curriculum with interdisciplinary education as its foundation, a redesigned infrastructure to provide students and faculty with an inspiring and entrepreneurial environment, and a consistently emphasized reputation of leadership to reinforce the school’s status. The plan also concentrates on fostering a culture of research and collaboration within the school and beyond its borders, diversifying corporate education and becoming a destination school for aspiring undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.

"The School of Systems and Enterprises is poised to make remarkable strides this year and in the years to come," said Dr. Massoud. "I am confident that with our new and current student body, faculty and staff, we will continue our ascent as a renowned leader in systems and software engineering, and enterprise science and engineering."