BS with Major in Engineering Management
Management + Engineering = Crazy Career Potential
Businesses need engineering managers to oversee projects, product design and development, operations, create strategic plans, handle budgets, costs, financing and interface with marketing. With Michigan Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Engineering Management, you can learn how to tackle both roles, and find success in a thriving industry. Call it the best of both worlds!
By completing a comprehensive business curriculum, as well as courses in science, engineering, and math, you will easily bridge the gap between engineering and business. With the curriculum tailored to meet industry and professional standards, along with Michigan Tech's focus on experiential learning, you will be well prepared for your career upon graduation.
Engineering managers can expect to enter a career field that brings together the technological problem-solving and decision-making skills of engineering along the organizational and planning capabilities of business. As an engineering management student, you will prepare for a leadership role in today's complex engineering and technological environments.
You’ll begin with foundational engineering and business management course work, and then delve into working in an enterprise which will allow you to use analytical and quantitative problem solving, technical communications, and more. You’ll be well-prepared for leadership roles in areas such as design, product development, product launch, project management, and maintenance management.
About the Program: The Michigan Tech Advantage
Studying business at a university with prominent technology, engineering, and science programs is a real value. You’ll benefit from Michigan Tech’s unique cross-discipline collaboration and gain the experience you need to build an amazing résumé.
- This program will prepare you for work in the real world—you’ll learn to solve technical problems, see a product from conceptualization through market delivery, and gain the communication skills needed to serve as a leader in our global environment.
- Take part in Michigan Tech’s internationally recognized Enterprise Program—teams of undergraduate students working on real-world products and research for industry—or collaborate on Senior Design projects through the Business Development Experience.
- Take an internship or co-op to gain even more real-world experience—our students are highly sought by top automotive, accounting, engineering, and financial companies; nonprofit organizations; and government agencies.
- The Silicon Valley Spring Break experience is a one-of-a-kind trip available exclusively to School of Business and Economics students. Travel to the heart of the tech business world, tour top-level companies like Google and Cisco, meet with successful entrepreneurs, and more.
- Get involved with student organizations that fit your interests and offer great résumé experience, such as the Association of IT Professionals,Entrepreneurs Club, or DECA, a competition-driven student business club.
Students with a B.S. in Engineering Management can:
- Apply analytical and quantitative skills to solve technical problems and make well-informed decisions.
- Gain knowledge and skills in the design process to promote innovation and technological breakthrough.
- Utilize systems methods and thinking to see a product/service from conceptualization to market delivery.
- Achieve strong communication skills to serve as leaders in a technologically changing, global environment.
- Provide leadership by understanding technical and behavioral aspects of decision-making.
What can I do with an engineering management degree?
- Product manager
- Project manager
- Industrial manager
- Quality engineer
- Technical sales
- Customer technical support
- Plant maintenance
- Transportation engineer
- Technical buyer
Where have our graduates found work?
- Mercury Marine
- Kohler Co
- Cooper Standard
- Systems Control
- Greenheck Fan
- MJ Electric
Each major offered within the School of Business and Economics has identified a specific way to impart experiential learning. This could either be conducting market research, managing complex projects, developing a business around an idea or a technological invention, undertaking internships, etc.
Listed below is the information on the specifics of experiential learning as offered by the Engineering Management major within the School of Business and Economics.
- Engineering Management: Enterprise program related courses
Student Learning Goals
Per the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), assessment of student learning is critical to the continuous improvement of our academic program. To develop a strong assessment, the School of Business and Economics established seven student learning goals all SBE undergraduates should achieve by graduation: These learning goals were designed to align with the SBE's mission statement. We emphasize direct, embedded assessment of student work in our courses. As part of our overall curriculum management, these assessment results enable us to identify opportunities to improve courses and curricula, and teaching practices.
- Critical Analysis
- Technical Competence
- Ethical Awareness
- Team Work
- Effective Communication
- Global Leadership
- Disciplinary Knowledge
a. Students majoring in Engineering Management will apply appropriate disciplinary knowledge to effectively improve processes through applied systematic problem solving techniques using statistical process control, six sigma, and project management methodologies and tools to make fact based decisions and implement their solutions.