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Engineering Management - Courses, Colleges and Careers

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There was a trend when students used to pursue MBA in various disciplines after completing their engineering courses, under the impression that engineering and management cannot be studied together. Well, this is not true at all! And all those aspiring pupils who have dreams of laying their hands on both courses of study at the same time, an MBA in Engineering Management is a great bet. Engineering Management is a perfect career option for students who know how to blend technical skills with managerial prowess effectively and simultaneously. MBA in Engineering Management is a very niche area that gives ample opportunity to hone one’s technical competence, along with enhancing organizational and administrative acumen, as an engineering manager.

Engineering Management, which brings two diverse subjects under one roof, is a specialized form of management, concerned with the application of engineering principles to business practice. An MBA in Engineering Management, thus, paves way for an exciting career, which brings together the technological problem-solving savvy of engineering and the organizational, administrative, and planning abilities of management. Equivalent to an MBA in Engineering Management would be a Master of Engineering Management (MEM.)


This course would be apt for those who are looking for a leadership role in technology, R&D or maybe even technology entrepreneurship.


Following are the main topics covered during an MBA in Engineering Management:

    • Statistical analysis and prediction of engineering systems
    • Finance for engineers
    • Personal development for engineering managers
    • Strategic analysis of technology projects
    • Case studies in engineering management
    • Applications of quantitative analysis in decision-making
    • Engineering systems simulation
    • Design project management
    • Management of internal engineering projects

Qualities of an Engineering Manager

A successful and competent engineering manager typically requires training and experience in both business and engineering. The varied qualities include:

    • Organizational thinking
    • Impeccable people skills
    • Motivated technical acumen
    • Dependability as mentor and coach
    • Managerial abilities
    • Effective communication skills

Career Opportunities

An MBA in Engineering Management gives a plethora of opportunities, such as:

    • IT consultants
    • Web application developers
    • Business analysts
    • Intelligence officer
    • Support technicians
    • Project managers
    • Network engineer
    • Data security analyst
    • Social media strategist
    • Web designer/administrator
    • Technical/new media writers and producers

Top Colleges/Institutes for Engineering Management

    • Indian Institute of Management and Engineering, Kurnool
    • Institute of Engineering & Management (IEM), Kolkata
    • IIT, Kanpur

The much-famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) also offers a Master’s degree in Engineering and Management.


    • 60% or above in B.E/ B. Tech

Course Duration

    • MBA Engineering Management: 2 years

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