Learners are given opportunities to apply basic functional business knowledge from Management in Engineering: Strategy and Leadership through the analysis of case studies. The focus is on the application of individual skills and management tools required for the management of innovation.
Managerial ability is an important element of technology companies in an increasingly global and diverse business environment. This course provides an overview of management issues for graduate engineers. Topics are approached in terms of career options as an engineering practitioner, manager, and entrepreneur. Through selected readings from texts and cases, 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
How to carry out risk analyses for developing business and technology strategies
How to choose effective development, marketing and operations approaches in specific business cases
How to deploy best management practices with an emphasis on technology
Topics in Engineering Management is required unless there is a strong prior knowledge and understanding of business organizations.
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