Graduate level course offerings: Engineering Management

EMGT511 Graduate Seminar I 1R-0L-1C F
Selected topics relevant to Engineering management are discussed by graduate students, faculty, and guest speakers.

EMGT512 Graduate Seminar II 1R-0L-1C W
Selected topics relevant to Engineering management are discussed by graduate students, faculty, and guest speakers.

EMGT513 Graduate Seminar III 1R-0L-1C S
Selected topics relevant to Engineering management are discussed by graduate students, faculty, and guest speakers.

EMGT514 Graduate Seminar IV 1R-0L-1C Summer
Selected topics relevant to Engineering management are discussed by graduate students, faculty, and guest speakers.

EMGT 520 Accounting for Technical Managers 4R-0L-4C
Management Elective
An introduction to accounting principles and practices as related to financial and managerial accounting. The uses of accounting information and the means by which pertinent accounting data are gathered and analyzed for internal purposes and management decisions.

EMGT 521 Financial Management in a Technical Environment 4R-0L-4C
Management Elective
A comprehensive survey of financial concepts, techniques, instruments, and procedures which are related to the financial structure, assets management, dividend policy, and the capital budgeting decisions of a firm. Basic skills in financial analysis are developed. Operations of domestic and international financial markets are covered.

EMGT 522 Leadership, Change and Organizational Culture 4R-0L-4C
Management Elective
Review of fundamental activities (planning, organizing, leading, controlling) related to the management of organizations. The concepts and techniques for maximizing the effectiveness of human resources in the achievement of organizational and project goals are emphasized. Topics include communication, team process, motivation, selection, development, and appraisal. Special focus is given to the management of human resources in a technical environment.

EMGT 523 Marketing in New Product Development 4R-0L-4C
Management Elective
A study and overview of the components of marketing principles and how those mesh with management in a technical environment. Topics will include activities associated with product, price, promotion, and distribution and how these impact the technical manager from idea generation through delivery to and service for the customer.

EMGT 524 Production/Operations Management 4R-0L-4C
Technical or Management Elective
To provide an introduction to operations management for the technical manager including contemporary management principles and technical methods. Key focus topics include development of strategy in operations activities - and the use of a business simulation exercise and project to illustrate class concepts.

EMGT525 Human Resources Management  4R-0L-4C                                                                                                Managment Elective                                                                                                                                        Examines Human Resource Management for engineers who may or may not have direct reports (subordinates).  Key focus topics include systematic changes that influence employees' behavior, attitudes, and performance throughout the employment lifecycle.  Furthermore, we explore value-added HRM practices related to analyzing/designing work, recruiting and selection, training and development, evaluating performance, and the creation of positive employee relations in today's workplace.

EMGT 526 Innovation Management and Forecasting 4R-0L-4C
Technical or Management Elective
Elements of managing the growth and operation of the technological systems. Technology forecasting tools including expert methods, quantitative trend analysis, simulation, and gaming. Consideration of secondary forecasts, especially those of social and economic nature. Techniques for enhancing creativity, managing multi-disciplinary projects and impact assessment techniques are considered. Computer-based forecasting tools are applied.

EMGT 527 Project Management 4R-0L-4C
Technical or Management Elective
Addresses the major issues and techniques of project management, including team building, project evaluation and selection, scheduling techniques, quality management, development of negotiation and conflict management skills. Also examines project management success factors. Uses a large scenario planning exercise and several case studies to illustrate course content. Can be used as part of the technical or management core.

EMGT 531 Economics for Technical Managers 4R-0L-4C
Management Elective
Applies economic analysis to the solutions of business problems. Emphasizes the economics of market and organizational structure, demand determinates, cost analysis, investment and strategy decisions, agency problems and ethics. Special reference is made to technology based organizations.

EMGT 532 Technical Entrepreneurship 4R-0L-4C
Management Elective
Examines the principles and tools for innovation and entrepreneurship in technologically based businesses. Includes perspectives for both independent entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Develops basic concepts of business planning. Emphasizes a major group business plan based upon a technological innovation. May be used as a management core class.

EMGT 533 Intercultural Communication 4R-0L-4C
Management Elective
The core of this course is the presentation of the Constructivist theory of communication and its application. Students are exposed to ethnographic interview methods and the concept of culture shock using the BAFA role-play simulation. Discussion of organizational culture includes a review of publications on this topic, the impact of culture on organizations, as well as strategies for change. May be used as a management core class.

EMGT 534 Management Science 4R-OL-4C
Technical or Management Elective
A study of the development and analysis of various mathematical models useful in managerial decision-making. This includes discussions of what models are, how to create them, how they are used, and what insights they provide. Spreadsheets will be used to do much of the computational work. Topics considered include linear, integer, and nonlinear programming, network models, inventory management, project management, and simulation models. Examples from all areas of business and industry will be investigated. We will also investigate how companies are using these techniques to solve current problems. Same as MA534.

EMGT 535 Globalization, Strategy and Organizational Change 4R-0L-4C
Management Elective
Reviews the strategy literature and the issues surrounding strategy implementation in the  context of  organizational change.  Includes a team project that explores the strategic  implications of globalization for specific industries during the next 10 years and the construction of scenarios as a tool for understanding and communication. Individual students will develop and evaluate strategy for a specific organization within the scenarios developed in the team project.

EMGT540 Fundamentals of Engineering Management   4R-0L-4C                                                              Technical Elective
Surveys issues important to the management of engineering activities and technological organizations.  Topics include such things as the relationship of engineering and technology to management disciplines, the functions of a technical manager, principles and techniques for quality processes, project management, process management, logistics, legal issues, ethics, human resources, communication and organizational behavior.  Case studies, projects and role playing activities demonstrate the importance of the concepts.

EMGT551 Intellectual Property for Engineers and Scientists   4R-0L-4C                                                     Technical or Management Elective
Examines the influence intellectual property law has on the professional practice of engineers, scientists and engineering managers.  Topics to be considered include:  extracting value from intellectual property; patentable subject matter; novelty and loss of right; non-obviousness requirement; utility requirement; patent prosecution; patent litigation; designing around valid US patents; international patent rights; copyrights; trade secrets; and trademarks.

EMGT552 Business Law for Technical Managers   4R-0L-4C                                                                    Management Elective
Introduces the legal issues that will likely arise during a lifetime of employment at the management level.  Topics to be considered include:  business ethics; dispute resolution; intentional torts; negligence and strict liability; criminal law and procedure; contracts, sales warranties, and products liability; negotiable instruments; bankruptcy; employment law; labor law; business organizations; consumer law; and real property law.

EMGT561 Failures of Engineered Systems   4R-0L-4C                                                                                Technical or Management Elective
Reviews past failures of engineered systems in order to improve an engineering manager's ability to anticipate, prevent, and respond to failures.  The technical, human factor, and organizational root causes of the failures of engineered systems are examined.  Case studies are used to illustrate the techniques that have been developed to analyze, investigate and prevent failures.  Additionally, regulatory and legal responses to failures are also explored.

EMGT585 Statistics for Technical Managers   4R-0L-4C                                                                              Technical Elective                                                                                                                                    Examines basic statistics and probability while focusing on concepts most relevant to becoming an effective Engineering Manager.  Students will learn to collect and analyze data to make statistically sound managerial decisions.  Discussions related to descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, power calculations, correlation, linear/multiple regression, and analysis of variance (ANOVA).  Students will complete a graduate-level project utilizing course concepts.

EMGT 586 Supply Chain Management 4R-0L-4C
Technical Elective
Examines disruptions to traditional operations within supply chains due to changes in both technology and globalization. Shows how relationships between suppliers, customers, and competitors have changed dramatically to affect the entire manner in which organizations perform their manufacturing and business operations. Describes product supply chain complexity and the implications of expanding global customer bases, increasing supplier dependence, and larger ranges of locations and customers. Outcomes include the abilities to identify and define the critical components of supply chains, apply best practices in the buyer-seller relationship and understand why managing a supply chain is an important strategic capability for an organization.

EMGT 587 Systems Engineering 4R-0L-4C
Technical Elective
Introduces system engineering and analysis techniques, including the systems life cycle, system design procedures, risk analysis, analysis methods including reliability and maintainability.  Provides applications for mechanical, electrical and a wide variety of other systems.  Uses Visio or CORE software to create IDEFO drawings and other documentation for system design.

EMGT 588 Quality and Engineering 4R-0L-4C
Technical Elective
Introduction to quality for the technical manager including management principles and technical methods. Balance will be approximately 65% technical methods and 35% management concepts. Management topics focus on the concept of total quality (TQ) as it applies to technology based businesses including design, manufacturing and service activities.  Contemporary quality philosophies are reviewed including Deming and Taguchi. Technical tools and methods are presented including basic statistical concepts, control charts for variable and attributes, process capability studies, six sigma, and tools for design and process improvement. Case studies and class labs will be used to highlight key topics.

EMGT 589 Manufacturing Systems 4R-0L-4C
Technical Elective
Provides a comprehensive introduction to manufacturing systems covering the 'behavior laws' at work in batch production or assembly lines. Includes production strategy, scheduling, and control methods and detailed analysis of fundamental manufacturing measures such as cycle time, throughput, capacity, work-in-process, inventory, and variability.  Explores historical practices and the natural behaviors that are described in 'laws for manufacturing' that help managers understand basic 'factory physics'.

EMGT 590 Integrated Project Credits as assigned; however, not more than eight credits may be applied to MS degree requirements
Prerequisite: Completion of technical component and business core or permission of instructor.
The integration of business and technical considerations in new product development. The identification of managerial and engineering challenges faced in developing a commercially viable new product within the context of a rapidly changing and highly competitive business environment. Readings, case studies and individual projects dealing with strategic planning, entrepreneurship, new product development, and related topics. The focus is on a major team project. This integrated project must include the identification of a new product including all relevant business and technical issues and the development of a detailed plan for profitably bringing this new product to market. A final report with oral presentations is required.

EMGT 597 Special Management Topics in Engineering Management (1-4)R-0L-(1-4)C
Examines particular management topics of current interest and/or new courses for engineering management and other graduate students and upper level undergraduates. May require consent of instructor or specific prerequisites.

EMGT 598 Special Technical Topics in Engineering Management (1-4)R-0L-(1-4)C
Examines particular technical topics of current interest and/or new courses for engineering management and other graduate students and upper level undergraduates. May require consent of instructor or specific prerequisites.