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A Comparative Inventory Of Core Courses In Select Graduate Em Programs

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition


Louisville, Kentucky

Publication Date

June 20, 2010

Start Date

June 20, 2010

End Date

June 23, 2010



Conference Session

Engineering Management Program Design

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Engineering Management

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15.16.1 - 15.16.9

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Kathryn Abel Stevens Institute of Technology

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Anirban Ganguly Stevens Institute of Technology

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A Comparative Inventory of Core Courses in Select Graduate EM Programs


All educational programs should grow and change with the times. To be stagnant and accepting of the status quo will not move an educational program forward, and may end up leaving it way behind the leaders. With this in mind, an investigation into the current state of Engineering Management (EM) graduate education was undertaken. The study was intended to answer questions such as should there be a change in focus in Engineering Management education? Should the fundamental courses associated with an EM program be modified? Are there new or different concentration areas that should be focused upon? With a goal of striving to stay current with Engineering Management education, leading university graduate offerings in EM around the country were analyzed. Graduate programs chosen in this study tended to be ASEM certified, or have undergraduate programs that were ABET accredited. Trends among the programs were noted in this study, along with new courses or focus areas. Unique aspects identified in the study and lessons learned from the investigation were also discussed. Graduate schools can utilize the findings of this study as part of the process of improvement for graduate Engineering Management programs,

Keywords: Engineering Management, Benchmarking, Graduate Programs

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