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    8 Weeks
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    10–12 hours per week
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    Intermediate
  • Language:
    English
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Prerequisites

Topics in Engineering Management is required unless there is a strong prior knowledge and understanding of business organizations.

About this course

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As part of the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters program, this course aims to provide exposure to key principles and practices used in engineering management. Learners are given opportunities to apply basic functional business knowledge from 2.961.1x through the analysis of case studies. The focus is on the application of individual skills and management tools required for the management of innovation. 

Managerial ability is an important element of technology companies in an increasingly global and diverse business environment. This course provides an overview of management issues for graduate engineers. Topics are approached in terms of career options as an engineering practitioner, manager, and entrepreneur. Through selected readings from texts and cases, 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.

What you'll learn

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  • How to carry out risk analyses for developing business and technology strategies
  • How to choose effective development, marketing and operations approaches in specific business cases
  • How to deploy best management practices with an emphasis on technology

Meet your instructors

Jung-Hoon Chun
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abbott Weiss
Senior Lecturer, Supply Chain Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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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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