Managerial ability is an important element of technology companies in an increasingly global and diverse business environment. Combining learned heuristics and techniques for effective decision-making while leveraging technical knowledge is a highly in-demand skill by employers at technical companies.
This course will help you bridge the gap between engineers and business people, placing you in an important position that few others can fill.
Individual course: $175
Course duration: 8 weeks total
Time commitment: 10-12 hours each week
Experience level: Intermediate
Learning partner: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITX)
As part of the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters® program, this course aims to teach learners key principles and practices used in engineering management. You will first learn basic business functional knowledge–financial accounting, sales, marketing, operations, and topics related to entrepreneurship. The focus is on the development of individual skills and management tools.
Develop the engineering and management skills needed for competence and competitiveness in today’s manufacturing industry with the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters Credential, designed and delivered by MIT’s #1-ranked Mechanical Engineering department in the world. Learners who pass the 8 courses in the program will earn the MicroMasters Credential and qualify to apply to gain credit towards MIT’s Master of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing & Design program.
Topics of study
Fundamental business knowledge across finance, sales, and marketing
Construct financial statements and perform ration analyses
Apply analytical tools to business decisions
Develop a technical strategy that can be applied across multiple industries
Basic understanding of business organizations. Technical background (e.g. Bachelor’s in engineering) is also beneficial.
Who can take this course?
Unfortunately, learners from the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba, and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer their courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses they have received are not broad enough to allow them to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent them from offering all of their courses to everyone, no matter where they live.
About Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MITX)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology — a coeducational, privately endowed research university founded in 1861 — is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Through MITx, the Institute furthers its commitment to improving education worldwide.
MITx courses embody the inventiveness, openness, rigor, and quality that are hallmarks of MIT, and many use materials developed for MIT residential courses in the institute's five schools and 33 academic disciplines.