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Development Of A New Masters Degree Program In Engineering Management

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

Publication Date

June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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Program Delivery Methods and Technology

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10.457.1 - 10.457.8



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Saeid Motavalli

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Helen Zong

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Farnaz Ganjeizadeh

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David Bowen

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The objective of the graduate program in Engineering Management at California State University East Bay is to train professionals for leadership roles in engineering, manufacturing and service industries. This program will enable individuals with a degree in engineering, science or related fields working in manufacturing and service industries to advance their careers by preparing for management positions. Also, professionals in management positions will benefit from this curriculum by obtaining a formal education in engineering management. The San Francisco Bay Area is a prime location for offering such a degree because of the large concentration of high tech engineering, manufacturing and service industries. This paper details the development of the M.S. Degree program. We discuss the resource constraints that had to be overcome by developing a curriculum that pulls resources from various departments on campus. The designed curriculum allows us to offer the program without requesting additional faculty positions. Other considerations include issues such as specific needs of Bay Area professionals and class offerings. We utilize the strengths of the university to develop a balanced curriculum including courses from Engineering, Management, Finance, and Statistics. Special considerations are given to admission requirements, prerequisite structure, and course offerings such that we can create a large pool of qualified applicants for the program.

Motavalli, S., & Zong, H., & Ganjeizadeh, F., & Bowen, D. (2005, June), Development Of A New Masters Degree Program In Engineering Management Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14698

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