What is the Engineering Management Minor?
- An interdisciplinary minor that provides engineering students with background in the areas of finance, accounting, marketing, and management.
- Offered through the College of Engineering and the Isenberg School of Management.
- Potential employers are attracted to students who are business savvy.
- Students will acquire skills in decision making for the business environment.
- Requires 15 credits, most beyond the courses taken for the engineering major.
Who qualifies for the Engineering Management Minor?
- All full-time undergraduate engineering students who have completed two semesters, with a GPA of 3.2 or higher, and have declared an engineering major. Given the limited number of slots available, admission to the minor is highly competitive.
What will I study?
The curriculum is divided into two parts:
1. Required Foundation Courses (12 credits) Select 4 courses from the following:
- Principles of Management (MGT 301)
- Introduction to Accounting (ACCTG 221)
- Corporate Finance (FIN 301) *requires ACCTG 221 as a prerequisite
- Fundamentals of Marketing (MKTG 301)
- Introduction to Operations Management (OIM 301)
Note: no more than 2 courses may be taken outside UMass Amherst. For any courses taken at another institution, prior approval must obtained from the ISOM Undergraduate Advising Office.
2. Capstone Course – select one course from the following (3 Credits, Required):
- New Ventures (MGT 341)
- New Ventures Financing (MGT 342)
- New Ventures Organizing and Growth (MGT 343)
- Foundations/Sustainable Enterprise (MGT 366)
- Business and Its Environment (MGT 365)
- Environmental Law (MGT 391E - Spr only)
- Corporate Entrepreneurship (MGT 397R)
- Marketing Management (MKTG 441-Spr only)
- Financial Engineering (FIN 422 - MUST take FIN 304 in order to take this course)
- Social Entrepreneurship (MGT 462- Fall only)
- Alternative Investments (SCH-MGMT 508/797A1 - Fall only)
- Advanced Investments (SCH-MGMT 507- Spr only)
- Engineering Leadership & Entrepreneurship (M&I-ENG 597EL - now M&I-ENG 564; M&I-ENG 664 is also accepted)
- Service Industry Operations (OIM 305)
- Business Process Simulation (OIM 321)
- Information & Project Management (OIM 451)
- Special Topics - Sustainable Product Innovation (SCH-MGMT 597S)
Please note that you must have the required prerequisites in order to enroll in EMM capstone courses. If you are missing a prerequisite for a course, either make plans to take the prerequisite or select another course.
3. Additional Recommended Courses
- Economics 103 + 104
- Business Electives (see ISOM advisor)
Engineering Electives (see Engineering advisor)
- Engineering Economic Decision Making - MIE 353
- CEE Systems Analysis - CEE 270
How do I apply?
- Students who have completed 2 semesters and meet the requirements may apply.
- Transfer students must complete 1 semester and meet the requirements may apply.
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- Applications are available online
- Submit completed applications via email to Julia Hoke: email@example.com
For additional information, speak to one of the following advisors:
- Julia Hoke, College of Engineering, Marston Hall, Room 126, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ana Muriel, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, email@example.com
- Dennis Goeckel, Electrical and Computer Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Baker, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, email@example.com
Isenberg School of Management
- Meghan Smith, Isenberg School of Management, firstname.lastname@example.org