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Engineering Management Minor

Application Available Online [pdf]

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:

For additional information, speak to one of the following advisors: