Management + Engineering = Crazy Career Potential
Businesses need engineering managers to oversee projects, product design and development, operations; create strategic plans; handle budgets, costs, and 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. There are also ample opportunities for internship and cooperative education opportunities with this major.
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 environment in 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—to name just a few.
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?
- Department of Defense
- Ford Motor Company
- Stryker Instruments
- General Dynamics
- Roehl Transport