Engineering Management—BS

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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.

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 Undergraduate in Engineering Management

The College of Business is Small Enough to Care and Large Enough to Lead:

  • Open to all majors, the Applied Portfolio Management Program—one of the top 50 student funds in the nation—offers experience on the trading room floor by investing more than $2 million of real money.

  • The Silicon Valley Experience is a one-of-a-kind spring break trip that transports Huskies to the heart of the tech business world to tour companies and meet with successful innovators, including Michigan Tech alumni.

  • Business students gain entrepreneurial experience on campus through peer collaboration with our Business Development Experience, creating 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:

  • Caterpillar
  • Cooper Standard
  • Dematic
  • Detroit Diesel
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Greenheck Fan
  • Milwaukee Tool
  • MJ Electric
  • Oshkosh Defense
  • Siemens
  • Systems Control

Tomorrow Needs Business Leaders Who Leverage Technology

"Students in engineering management know enough engineering ‘to be dangerous,’ yet keenly understand the business side of things."Emma LaFleur '19

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Student Learning Goals:

As an accredited business college, Michigan Tech assesses student learning to continuously improve curriculum and programs. Students in the College of Business can expect to achieve the following learning goals—which also align with University Undergraduate Student Learning Goals:

  1. Technical Competence—Ability to critically analyze and to achieve proficiency of information technology 
  2. Global Awareness—Skill in emerging trends and ability to see global perspective
  3. Professional Know-How—Mastery of ethics and effective communication through coursework and professional business experiences 
  4. Disciplinary Knowledge—Discipline-specific expertise as well as cross-discipline approach
  • Top 10
    MTU Engineering Management No. 8 in the nation
  • 12:1
    student-faculty ratio
  • 415
    employers attend Career Fair on campus seeking business majors
  • No. 12
    Best Bachelor's in Engineering Management for 2022
  • Top Three
    Michigan Tech business students win at the CMU New Venture Competition