Online Engineering Management Degree Featured Courses
Below is a sample list of courses you will take while enrolled in the online Engineering Management program at Kettering University Online:
IME 564 | ETHICS AND PRACTICE OF ENGINEERING
This course deals with the professional and ethical considerations of an engineer in contemporary society. Discussions include the code of ethics for engineers, case studies on conflict of interest, team, engineering/management responsibilities, environmental considerations, and professional registration.
BUSN 659 | INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
This course provides an overview of the expanding role of international business in the world marketplace. Emphasis is placed on exploring the complex issues relating to the best practices in international business. This course will use case studies to illustrate the major topics.
FINC 619 | FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of the role in the firm performed by financial management. The first half of the course focuses on the theoretical valuation of stocks and bonds and the capital markets in which they are traded. The second half of the course focuses on both the use of financial leverage by the firm and working capital management.
MGMT 639 | MANAGING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS
The purpose of this course is to begin preparing students for management positions in high-tech and manufacturing companies. In this overview course, students will be introduced to the most important concepts and issues concerning the management and leadership of high-technology staff.
Download the free guide
Increase Your Marketability with An Additional Graduate Degree
Imagine having a leg-up on the competition by not just getting one Master’s degree but having two MS degrees for the same number of courses some institutions have for only one degree? In addition to earning your master’s in engineering management, we provide a unique option for you to enroll in just four extra courses to earn your online MBA as well*.
- Get your MBA as a second degree by taking just four additional courses
- Get two master’s degrees plus your customized certificate to add weight to your resume
- No need to complete a 2nd certificate course; get your 2nd master’s degree in record time
As an engineer manager you have a powerful set of technical skills you bring to the job everyday. Add business acumen to provide that extra value on the job and for your career trajectory.
*All courses need to be within 6 years.
What Is the Best Engineering Management Philosophy?
Engineers, at the beginning of their career often focus on mastering the technical aspects and responsibilities of their job. After establishing an effective skill set and a firm work ethic, some engineers feel ready for more – more responsibility, more variety in their daily tasks, and more of a desire to contribute to their company’s ability to achieve its strategic goals.
One way to accomplish this is by becoming a manager. The Master of Science Engineering Management Online degree program from Kettering University Online delivers the holistic leadership and communication skills needed to manage a high technology, cross-disciplinary team.
Engineering management lies at the intersection of applying sound engineering principles to projects and having the savvy business acumen necessary for all financial, administrative, and planning activities that support project development from conception to completion.
Engineering managers lead research and development teams working on new products, processes, or designs, or working to improve existing ones.
Ideal if your goal is
To attain a leadership role
To launch your own business
To gain project management skills
To lead a cross-disciplinary team
To link people, performance and processes
To advance your career in procurement, revenue and operations
kinds of jobs
Median base salary
Average annual salary
Director of Engineering
Quality Assurance Director
Average annual salary
Senior Risk Manager
Operations Senior Analyst
Skills employers are looking for
Ability to write and speak persuasively
Actively listen and gauge the needs of internal and external stakeholders
Adaptability to work with the resources at hand
Coordinating collaborative efforts/processes across multiple teams
Mentor and foster functional subject matter experts on your teams
Look holistically at a project and communicate specific responsibilities to team members
The ability to promote and enforce company as well as government regulations
Ability to understand data including finances and how it impacts the overall operations of the organization
Have the skills necessary to work successfully cross-departmentally and with individuals outside of the organization