MITx/MicroMasters course: "Topics in Engineering Management," begins May 15, 2018 | MIT J-WEL

MITx/MicroMasters course: "Topics in Engineering Management," begins May 15, 2018

Part of the MITx MicroMasters program in the Principles of Manufacturing. 

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 businesspeople, 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.

What you'll learn

  • 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