The Art of Management Meets the Science of Engineering
Engineering management prepares students for leadership roles in high-tech industries, who take courses in statistics, project management, finance, and technical sales and marketing and choose one of the College’s other majors as a focus area to position themselves for specific industries or careers. All students do at least one internship and spend their senior year creating and pitching a viable business plan for a new venture, through the UA McGuire Entrepreneurship Program.
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UA engineering management graduates have gone on to work for such companies as ExxonMobil, General Dynamics, Raytheon and Trane.
Academic Focus Areas
Students are steeped in all aspects of business management, including human resource, project and construction management; financial modeling; communications; and marketing and sales. Students learn to translate customer needs into new technologies and to foster international ties for success in the global economy.
- Cost estimation and optimization
- Human factors engineering
- Supply chain management
- Computer integrated manufacturing
- Data management
Outside the Classroom
Engineering management majors get a real taste of business leadership through a unique collaborative program between the College of Engineering and UA McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship. For their senior design project, they develop and pitch a viable and comprehensive proposal for a new business venture – complete with market analysis, detailed financials, and a rollout plan.
Engineering management majors work in quality control, technical sales and marketing, project management, construction management, and reliability engineering, in many industries. Many will go on to launch their own high-tech firms.