How is Engineering Management at Michigan Tech Different?
Engineering management majors complete a comprehensive business curriculum, as well as courses in science, engineering, and math, bridging the gap between engineering and business. With coursework tailored to meet industry and professional standards, along with Michigan Tech’s focus on experiential learning, graduates are well prepared to lead teams and projects.
The American Society for Engineering Management recognizes approximately 28 institutions offering this major—Michigan Tech is one of only two in Michigan. The program is specifically designed based on industry demand to bridge business with engineering. Engineering management graduates are in great demand by companies seeking graduates with a fundamental technical understanding and a strong business underpinning.
What You Need to Know
Engineering managers oversee projects, product design and development, and operations. They support quality engineering efforts, deal with compliance issues and international standards, and engage in production supervision and shop floor maintenance. Engineering managers are employed in technical sales, serving as a liaison between end users and engineers. They handle budgets, costs, and financing, and interface with marketing, engineering, product design/development, manufacturing, and quality departments.
Small Enough to Care, Large Enough to Lead:
- Top four for seven consecutive years at the West Michigan Project Management Institute project plan competition. Michigan Tech is the only school to place in the competition annually.
- 80 undergraduate students makes engineering management the fastest-growing major in the School of Business and Economics.
- Michigan Tech engineering management students successfully completed the American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Yellow Belt (CSSYB) examination.
- Professional organizations include the Student Chapter of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) and the Student Chapter of the American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM).
- Huskies are given opportunities to apply developing knowledge and gain real-world exposure by participating in (and winning!) regional and national competitions.
- Open to Michigan Tech students of all majors, the Applied Portfolio Management Program (APMP)—one of the top 50 student funds in the nation—gives students real-world experience on the trading room floor by investing more than $1.5 million of real money.
- The Silicon Valley Spring Break Experience is a one-of-a-kind trip available exclusively to School of Business and Economics students. Huskies travel to the heart of the tech business world, tour companies like Google and Cisco, and meet with successful entrepreneurs, including Michigan Tech alumni.
- The spirit of entrepreneurism is alive on Michigan Tech’s Innovation Shore. Business students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through peer collaboration with our senior-level Business Development Experience, developing and presenting a business plan for a Senior Design or Enterprise project.
Create the Future as a:
- Compliance technician
- Customer technical support manager
- Manufacturing/industrial engineer
- Plant maintenance specialist
- Process engineer
- Production supervisor
- Project manager or analyst
- Operations supervisor
- Quality engineer
- Team leader
- Technical sales leader
- Transportation engineer
Huskies Get Hired By:
- CCI Systems, Inc.
- Cooper Standard
- Greenheck Fan
- MJ Electric
- Oshkosh Defense
- Pierce Manufacturing
- Porter Corporation
- Systems Control
Crazy Smart Opportunities and Experiences
"I chose engineering management because I’m passionate about business and wanted to study engineering at Michigan Tech. The two fields combined allow me to be versatile when applying for jobs. My favorite part about the major is the ability to meet so many different students and professors in both the School of Business and Economics and the College of Engineering. Students in this major know enough engineering ‘to be dangerous,’ yet keenly understand the business side of things."
Student Learning Goals:
As an accredited business school, Michigan Tech assesses student learning to continuously improve curriculum and programs. Students in the School of Business and Economics can expect to achieve the following learning goals—which also align with University Undergraduate Student Learning Goals:
- Technical Competence—Ability to critically analyze and to achieve proficiency of information technology
- Global Awareness—Skill in emerging trends and ability to see global perspective
- Professional Know-How—Mastery of ethics and effective communication through coursework and professional business experiences
- Disciplinary Knowledge—Discipline-specific expertise as well as cross-discipline approach