Southern New Hampshire University has partnered with Worcester Polytechnic Institute, one of the nation's most prestigious private technological universities, to offer SNHU's online Master of Business Administration in Engineering Management program. This innovative online MBA program was developed by SNHU to meet the marketplace demand for managers who can effectively lead engineering departments, professionals and enterprises in a technical environment.
The MBA in Engineering Management online program will provide you with the foundational, interdisciplinary experience of a comprehensive MBA paired with a specialized education in engineering management. Developed and taught by WPI faculty, the online engineering management courses focus on integrating systems thinking concepts and systems engineering practices. You'll learn how to make informed and successful business decisions that foster improved efficiency, performance and effectiveness in highly technical, engineering environments.
An innovative, high-quality advanced degree, the online MBA in Engineering Management program is one of the most affordable MBAs in the nation and can be completed in less than two years. This MBA is perfect for professionals seeking leadership roles within engineering or technology firms and who want a better understanding of how to collaborate and communicate with engineering teams. A professional background in engineering or undergraduate degree in engineering is not required for admission.
In the MBA in engineering management online program, you'll gain traditional and relevant business skills in accounting, finance, project management, technology and quantitative analysis. The online engineering management courses will develop your ability to collaborate and lead in a technical environment and execute complex solutions.
In addition to a solid business management background, the MBA in Engineering Management online program will give you the skills needed to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of enrolling in the MBA in Engineering Management online program include:
Acceptance decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year for our five graduate terms. You can apply at any time and get a decision within days of submitting all required materials. To apply, simply contact an admission counselor, who can help you explore financial options. Your counselor can also walk you through the application process, which involves completing a graduate application ($40 fee) and providing undergraduate transcripts.
Candidates must also submit a professional resume.
The demand for engineering managers who plan, direct and coordinate projects and manage teams in engineering and technology companies is projected to grow through 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These roles are highly competitive and high-paying - the median annual salary for architectural and engineering managers was $132,800 in May 2015*.
By earning an MBA in Engineering Management online degree, professionals can potentially earn 20 percent more on average than those with only a bachelor's degree and almost 80 percent more than those without a degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are also significantly less likely to be unemployed.
*Job market data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook is intended to provide insight on occupational opportunities and is not to be construed as a guarantee of salary or job title. SNHU cannot guarantee employment.
The MBA in engineering management online program includes a nine-course business core, preparing you to navigate the ups and downs of a volatile business world. You'll learn effective research strategies, interpersonal communication skills and business leadership expertise that will equip you to compete in the local and global marketplace.
Developed and taught by WPI faculty, the online engineering management courses will develop your ability to guide engineers and scientists to work collaboratively in a technical environment towards innovative, cost-sensitive project solutions. Courses cover new product development, experience design, technology strategy, lean improvement and systems lifecycles.
Explore the various engineering disciplines through a series of case studies that illustrate how an engineer's creativity, analytical nature, and curiosity are applied to develop, produce, and support products. Review key examples of engineered systems, new trends in the field, and concerns such as safety, security, and dependability of systems.
Examine the importance systems thinking plays in enabling program managers and engineers to identify, understand, and control systems, and to improve their efficiency, effectiveness, and performance. Explore examples of significant system failures, how they might have been avoided, and how organizations can learn from them in developing and participating in current systems.
Explore the concepts, tools, and techniques used for effectively and efficiently managing projects. Examine case studies and create projects to develop the skills needed by project managers in today's complex environments, such as conflict resolution, working with diverse teams to achieve a common goal, and the importance of maintaining a big picture view.
Explore key components of systems engineering such as system lifecycles, system architecture, model-based engineering, and complex systems. Gain the knowledge and develop the skills required to make informed and successful business decisions in highly technical engineering environments.
This coursework may be exempt based on undergraduate coursework.
This is an applied course, which will provide students with the mathematical knowledge and skills that underlie many courses offered in the school of business. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and methods of linear algebra, mathematical functions, differential calculus and statistics and their applications to business. They will also sharpen their quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills that are so important for success in the world of business today.
This course is intended to provide the student with a concisely focused yet rigorous introduction to both micro- and macroeconomic theory needed at the foundational level of a graduate degree program. Some of the topics to be addressed include: market behavior; demand theory and related elasticity concepts; production and cost theory; managerial decision-making in perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets; GDP determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.
This course emphasizes the creation and interpretation of financial statements critical to an understanding of today's economy. Various financial topics related to financial statements are covered. Income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements are explored in-depth giving students an appreciation of how these statements are prepared and the standard accounting rules that apply to their creation.
This course provides a survey of the legal environment of business by looking at legal issues and regulations in a business context. The students assess the impact of business law on organizational decision making for informing strategic legal decisions. The course covers employment law, contracts, tort and product liability, internet law as well as other legal issues affecting the business environment. The students also assess the legal and ethical implications of US companies doing business abroad.
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.
This course focuses on the basics of business by introducing students to business environments in which they focus on the big picture, identify internal and external opportunities for growth, and manage resources. The course will also present students with management techniques to help them stay current and apply creative solutions to problems. Students will be introduced to the programmatic themes of globalization, leadership, team work, and ethics.
Finance is the language of business, and in this course students will take their understanding of finance to the next level by using analytical skills when dealing with financial reporting. Students will apply financial and analytical skills gained in prior coursework, as well as principles of corporate finance, to business decision making. The course covers financial statements and other reports, the basics of financial forecasting and budgeting, and the communications and vocabulary related to financial statements.
The course focuses on personnel management at all levels: individual, team, and internal and external networks. With an emphasis on interpersonal skills, as well as strength-finders, students will learn essential concepts in conflict management, negotiations, and development of creative culture. Students will also learn how to establish productive relationships, motivate people, align teams and individuals to a vision, and drive change.
The course will focus on brand management and how marketing should be approached as a partner in strategic decision making, both internally and externally. Students will study strategic positioning, market opportunities, pricing strategies, market analysis, as well as product differentiation. SWOT analysis and the marketing mix will be covered in a decision making focus, together with the programmatic themes of globalization, leadership, team work and ethics.
This course examines corporate culture and social responsibility, how to build a sustainable business, and how to promote corporate ethics and values. The course also looks at how to deal with group think, diversity and cultural awareness, civic engagement, and how to be at the forefront of using environmental and sustainable practices that have a positive global impact. The course will also examine personal ethics in relationship to corporate ethics, governance, and civic mindedness.
The course is a continuation of MBA 520 Accounting and Financial Analysis and focuses on effective business decisions using quantitative and qualitative data, microeconomic and macroeconomic variables, and internal financial priorities. The students refine operational and investment decision-making skills with respect to organizational sustainability and growth, mergers, debt vs. equity funding and capital markets. In addition, students are exposed to foreign currencies, foreign direct investment (FDI), and international trade.
This course focuses on the macroeconomic aspect of business, including governmental impact (local, national, international), by exploring public policy, regulatory bodies, regulations' impact on business, trends and current politics and their impact on business, power structures, and lobbying.
This course explores essential aspects of project management, the tracking and measurement of key performance indicators (KPI), and the use of current technology to create automation and sustainability. Students have the opportunity to examine technology management and operations management from a strategic perspective, creating a common view into the different layers of a business. In addition, students learn to collect, identify, and determine quality measures and use common methodologies and strategic planning processes.
This capstone course is the culminating experience for the MBA program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework, rather than introducing new concepts. This course is structured to support student success in fulfilling program requirements.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
Application Fee ($40), Graduation Fee ($150), Books (course-by-course)
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