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Management in Engineering: Accounting and Planning

Experience what it is like to manage within an engineering enterprise. Develop the business skills you need to take on the variety of challenges facing managers in the field.

This course was formerly known as Management in Engineering I.

Management in Engineering: Accounting and Planning

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Starts Oct 19
Ends Dec 14
Starts Oct 18, 2022
Ends Dec 13, 2022
Estimated 8 weeks
10–12 hours per week
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
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About this course

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Managerial ability is an important element of technology companies in an increasingly global and diverse business environment. Combining learned heuristics and techniques for effective decision-making while leveraging technical knowledge is a highly in-demand skill by employers at technical companies. This course will help you bridge the gap between engineers and business people, placing you in an important position that few others can fill.

As part of the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters program, this course aims to teach learners key principles and practices used in engineering management. You will first learn basic business functional knowledge--financial accounting, sales, marketing, operations, and topics related to entrepreneurship. 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.

At a glance

  • Institution: MITx
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    Basic understanding of business organizations. Technical background (e.g. Bachelor's in engineering) is also beneficial.

What you'll learn

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  • Fundamental business knowledge across finance, sales, and marketing
  • Construct financial statements and perform ration analyses
  • Apply analytical tools to business decisions
  • Develop a technical strategy that can be applied across multiple industries

Learner testimonials

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"This course taught me how to think about the business aspect of my engineering organizations, and thus make better decisions as both an engineer and aspiring leader within the company. I feel much more equipped to make business decisions while applying my engineering know-how!"

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