Professors Andrijcic, Downing, Hamasha, James, Kline, Schumacher and Stamper

EMGT ESC - Escalate Program Participant - 0C
Students participating in the Escalate entrepreneurship program will be enrolled in this zero credit section each quarter.   The course will be graded S or U.  A grade of S will be given for completing the required Escalate courses, attending required professional development activities, and completing required project activities.  Only students in the Escalate cohort may enroll in this section.

EMGT100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship   4R-0L-4C 
This course provides an overview of the principles of entrepreneurship and becoming an entrepreneur in today's society.  Topics include opportunity identification, market investigation, product development, developing marketing and business plans, and understanding business, financial, and legal matters related to venture creation.  Concepts from the lean startup and canvas tools will be applied.

EMGT152 Economic Thinking for Entrepreneurs  1R-0L-1C  Corequ:  SV151 or consent of instructor
During this course students discuss the economic implications of entrepreneurial actions.

EMGT330 Introduction to Engineering Management   4R-0L-4C  Undergraduate Only
Surveys issues important to the management of engineering activities and technological organizations. Topics include such things as the relationship of engineering and technology to management disciplines, the functions of a technical manager, principles and techniques for quality processes, project management, process management, logistics, legal issues, ethics, human resources, communication and organizational behavior.

EMGT427 Project Management   4R-0L-4C  Undergraduate Only
Presents the major issues and techniques of project management. Topics include: project evaluation and selection, scope management, team building, stakeholder management, risk assessment, scheduling, task partitioning & communication, rework, and negotiation. Provides application experiences with these concepts through case analyses. Emphasizes typical problems and issues related to project management choices

EMGT461 Multidisciplinary, Entrepreneurial Design I: Capture the Vision   3R-XL-4CPre: Junior, Senior, or consent of instructor
Explores design processes characterized by interdisciplinary activity and focus on commercial success. Includes basic design processes with emphasis on data collection and specification, with special attention to the voice of the customer. Develops at least three creativity techniques and identifies sources of ideas for successful innovation. Demonstrates procedures for assessing markets and establishing conceptual business models and describes the fundamentals of project planning and management. Addresses aspects of professional practice -- -- ethics, communication, contemporary issues, social impacts, global context and team work in the design process. Uses a team project on reverse engineering to tie together course objectives, and identifies an entrepreneurial or appropriate externally sponsored project topic for later courses. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor. (Students completing MG 461 may not receive credit for ME 470.)

EMGT462 Multidisciplinary, Entrepreneurial Design II: Expand the Concept   2R-XL-XC  Pre: MG 461 or consent of instructor
Expands on the basic design process issues such as solution identification and selection and the assessment of trade-offs and impacts on health, safety, quality, environment, sustainability, and manufacturability. Applies design disciplines to a specific project by using creativity techniques, identifying sustainable competitive advantages and appropriate intellectual property protection procedures. Uses project planning methods to estimate project size and assess risks, as well as other techniques to facilitate rapid product development. Provides experiences in communication, project retrospectives and design reviews. Completes the early stages of a team selected and conducted project in entrepreneurial design that has the approval of students' home department. Prerequisite: EMGT461 or consent of instructor.

EMGT463 Multidisciplinary, Entrepreneurial Design III: Deliver the Product   2R-XL-XC  Pre: MG 462 or consent of instructor
Further examines and applies design process disciplines, including techniques such as system modeling, optimization, statistical analysis, design of experiments, FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis), robust design, simulation and process improvement. Describes key business concepts needed for a business plan and applies them to the team projects. Uses professional project approaches such as metrics, retrospectives, design reviews and proper documentation. Emphasizes team project work with home department approval of specific discipline related design activities and with practical applications of concepts in the realization of functional prototypes or systems. Concludes with written and oral presentations of team project reports. Prerequisite: MG 462 or consent of instructor.

EMGT486 Introduction to Supply Chain Management   4R-0L-4C  Technical
Introduces and discusses traditional operations within supply chains including changes due to evolving technologies and globalization. Demonstrates relationships between suppliers, customers, and competitors and how they affect the entire manner in which organizations can efficiently globally integrate and optimize their manufacturing and business operations. Cross-listed with EMGT 586.

EMGT497 Special Topics in Engineering Management   (1-4)R-0L-(1-4)C
Examines particular engineering management topics of current interest and/or new courses for engineering management and other students. May require consent of instructor or specific prerequisites.

EMGT511 Graduate Seminar I   1R-0L-1C  F
Selected topics relevant to Engineering management are discussed by graduate students, faculty, and guest speakers.

EMGT512 Graduate Seminar II   1R-0L-1C  W
Selected topics relevant to Engineering management are discussed by graduate students, faculty, and guest speakers.

EMGT513 Graduate Seminar III   1R-0L-1C  S
Selected topics relevant to Engineering management are discussed by graduate students, faculty, and guest speakers.

EMGT514 Graduate Seminar IV   1R-0L-1C  Summer
Selected topics relevant to Engineering management are discussed by graduate students, faculty, and guest speakers.

EMGT520 Accounting for Technical Managers   4R-0L-4C   Management
An introduction to accounting principles and practices as related to financial and managerial accounting. The uses of accounting information and the means by which pertinent accounting data are gathered and analyzed for internal purposes and management decisions.

EMGT521 Financial Management in a Technical Environment   4R-0L-4C  Management
A comprehensive survey of financial concepts, techniques, instruments, and procedures which are related to the financial structure, assets management, dividend policy, and the capital budgeting decisions of a firm. Basic skills in financial analysis are developed. Operations of domestic and international financial markets are covered.

EMGT522 Leadership & Organizational Culture   4R-0L-4C  Management 
This course reviews the management literatures on leadership and organizational culture. It explores that interaction and the range of differences found in practice. Additional topics include: Organizational Change, Vision & Strategy, Business Ethics, and Senge’s Learning Organization. Course activities include the ‘Winning At Design Automation’ simulation that demonstrates cultural issues surrounding rapid growth in a high‐tech, high‐commitment company, and The Ethics Challenge game. Students select a company as the topic of their term paper, describing its culture (Schein’s approach) and a plan to promote change (Conger’s Charismatic Leadership). Students make a ‘call to action’ speech to convey their leadership plan.

EMGT523 Marketing in New Product Development   4R-0L-4C  Management
This course explores marketing concepts and marketing strategy within the context of new product development. Topics addressed include: market research methods, market segmentation, product positioning (4 Ps), pricing strategies, alliances, elasticity, advertising & brands, and the champion role. Student projects define a new product idea, apply course concepts to the development of that idea (segmentation, pricing, etc.) and present their analysis to the class. The course includes the ‘NPDChallenge’simulation that demonstrates marketing issues an entrepreneur faces in developing a new product.

EMGT524 Production/Operations Management   4R-0L-4C  Technical or Management
To provide an introduction to operations management for the technical manager including contemporary management principles and technical methods. Key focus topics include development of strategy in operations activities and the use of a business simulation exercise and project to illustrate class concepts.

EMGT525 Human Resources Management   4R-0L-4C  Management Elective
Examines Human Resource Management for engineers who may or may not have direct reports (subordinates). Key focus topics include systematic changes that influence employees' behavior, attitudes, and performance throughout the employment lifecycle. Furthermore, we explore value-added HRM practices related to analyzing/designing work, recruiting and selection, training and development, evaluating performance, and the creation of positive employee relations in today's workplace.

EMGT526 Innovation Management & Forecasting   4R-0L-4C
This course introduces the concepts of innovation types (radical, incremental, disruptive, open), invention, and diffusion to identify patterns of technology change. Technology management strategies are suggested by an even blend of theory and case analysis. The course explores the impact of innovation on society, including long term trends in productivity, energy, and information technologies.  Techniques used in technology forecasting (monitoring, growth curves, scenarios, analogy, Delphi, roadmapping, and simulation) are described & example forecasts are examined.

EMGT527 Project Management   4R-0L-4C  Technical or Management
This course presents the major issues and techniques of project management. Topics include: project evaluation and selection, scope management, team building, stakeholder management, risk assessment, estimating, scheduling, Mythical Man Month, Critical Path & Critical Chain, task partitioning & communication, rework, and negotiation. Students apply these concepts in writing case analyses. Typical problems and success factors are discussed in relation to project management choices. Special issues encountered in virtual teams are discussed.

EMGT529  Organizational Behavior  4R-0L-4C 
This course will introduce students to principles and theories related to management and organizational behavior.  The goal is to transfer or develop knowledge and skills for high performance in a complex technical business environment requiring engineers to make and communicate sound decisions, and react appropriately to unanticipated events. The concepts and techniques for maximizing the effectiveness of engineers in the achievement of organizational and project goals are also emphasized. Topics include power, teaming, motivation, selection, and development while understanding individual characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors.   Additionally, we will examine how the use of Emotional Intelligence (EI) will be useful to the advancement of organizations that are culturally diverse.  

EMGT531 Economics for Technical Managers   4R-0L-4C  Management
Applies economic analysis to the solutions of business problems. Emphasizes the economics of market and organizational structure, demand determinates, cost analysis, investment and strategy decisions, agency problems and ethics. Special reference is made to technology based organizations.

EMGT532 Technical Entrepreneurship   4R-0L-4C  Management
Examines the principles and tools for innovation and entrepreneurship in technologically based businesses. Includes perspectives for both independent entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs. Develops basic concepts of business planning. Emphasizes a major group business plan based upon a technological innovation. May be used as a management core class.

EMGT533 Intercultural Communication   4R-0L-4C  Management
This course presents the Constructivist theory of communication and its application. The culture concept is applied at ethnic (~70%) organizational and interpersonal levels. The course balances theory and application and students write analysis of videos to apply course concepts. Students use Spradley’s Ethnoscience approach to conduct interviews and write an ethnography for their term paper. The course helps students to better: develop interpersonal relations, improve their interviewing skills, analyze cultures, and understand diversity across ethnic & gender differences. Concepts include: Culture Shock, Empathy, The Social Construction of Reality, Non‐Verbal Communication, High & Low Context cultures, M‐time & P‐time cultures.

EMGT534 Management Science   4R-OL-4C  F (even years) Prereq: Senior or graduate standing Technical or Management
A study of the development and analysis of various mathematical models useful in managerial decision-making. This includes discussions of what models are, how to create them, how they are used, and what insights they provide. Spreadsheets will be used to do much of the computational work. Topics considered include linear, integer, and nonlinear programming, network models, inventory management, project management, and simulation models. Examples from all areas of business and industry will be investigated. We will also investigate how companies are using these techniques to solve current problems. Same as MA 534.

EMGT535 Globalization, Strategy and Organizational Change   4R-0L-4C  Management
This course samples the strategy literature and distinguishes economic and managerial (resource‐based view) perspectives. Strategy issues encountered in transnational management are addressed in cases. Scenario planning is described. Trends and implications of globalization are explored (off‐shoring, ‘rise of the rest’, resource use & climate change, BOP, Business Model change) and the ‘great recession’ is discussed from a long‐wave perspective. Strategy implementation issues are addressed. Students develop strategies for an organization of their choice and evaluate those strategies using the ‘Scenariosto‐Strategies’ approach in their term paper. 

EMGT536  Leadership and Global Challenges   4R-0L-4C
This course examines the art of leadership and its development in our increasingly globalized society. In this course students will apply their general education and use their knowledge, experience, and perspectives learned in a variety of disciplines to investigate the nature and dynamics of leadership. Examining general theoretical approaches, with close attention to the unique challenges which globalization and cross-cultural interactions impose upon leaders, the class will work on three case studies. The first case study focuses on an individual in order to illustrate leadership development. The second will focus on a corporation in order to illustrate mutual influence of leaders, constituents, and organizations. The third will be about an event or a situation which exemplifies the challenges and creativity of leadership in global/transnational/multicultural operations.

EMGT537 Facilities Management 4R-0L-4C  Prereq:  SR or GR Class standing or consent of instructor
This course provides comprehensive analysis of the major issues in facilities management and planning of production and service facilities. The course emphasizes the use of quantitative and qualitative analysis in the design process. Topics include facility location, plant layout, space requirements, materials handling, personal requirements, system flow analysis, facility design, design algorithms, and distribution systems.

EMGT538 Product Realization 4R-0L-4C  Prereq: SR or GR Class standing or consent of instructor
This course focuses on new product realization process. It provides fundamental methods and complimentary strategies for product realization. The major focus is on product development teams, idea and concept generation, concept evaluation and selection, customer needs, product function and architecture, design for manufacture and assembly, design for environment and safety, prototyping, product development, product evaluation for cost and performance, and product launch and support.

EMGT540 Fundamentals of Engineering Management   4R-0L-4C, Technical
Surveys issues important to the management of engineering activities and technological organizations. Topics include such things as the relationship of engineering and technology to management disciplines, the functions of a technical manager, principles and techniques for quality processes, project management, process management, logistics, legal issues, ethics, human resources, communication and organizational behavior. Case studies, projects and role playing activities demonstrate the importance of the concepts.

EMGT 551 Intellectual Property for Engineers and Scientists   4R-0L-4C  Technical or Management Elective
Examines the influence intellectual property law has on the professional practice of engineers, scientists and engineering managers. Topics to be considered include: extracting value from intellectual property; patentable subject matter; novelty and loss of right; non-obviousness requirement; utility requirement; patent prosecution; patent litigation; designing around valid US patents; international patent rights; copyrights; trade secrets; and trademarks.

EMGT 552 Business Law for Technical Managers   4R-0L-4C  Management Elective
Introduces the legal issues that will likely arise during a lifetime of employment at the management level. Topics to be considered include: business ethics; dispute resolution; intentional torts; negligence and strict liability; criminal law and procedure; contracts, sales, warranties, and products liability; negotiable instruments; bankruptcy; employment law; labor law; business organizations; consumer law; and real property law.

EMGT 561 Failures of Engineered Systems   4R-0L-4C  Technical or Management Elective
Reviews past failures of engineered systems in order to improve an engineering manager's ability to anticipate, prevent, and respond to failures. The technical, human factor, and organizational root causes of the failures of engineered systems are examined. Case studies are used to illustrate the techniques that have been developed to analyze, investigate and prevent failures. Additionally, regulatory and legal responses to failures are also explored.

EMGT562  Risk Analysis and Management   4R-0L-4C
This course will introduce students to principles and methods of risk analysis and risk management, as related to diverse engineering and socio-technical systems. Students will learn how to: identify, prioritize and quantify risks; perform qualitative and quantitative risk assessments and develop risk models; assess uncertainty; identify, evaluate, and prioritize risk management alternatives; and communicate risk to stakeholders. Through the use of varied example problems and case studies, students will develop an understanding of the appropriate use of risk analysis and management methods for engineering and policy decision making under uncertainty.

EMGT564  Systems Architecture 4R-0L-4C Prereq: Senior standing or consent of instructor
This class will introduce students to the art and science of systems architecting, where systems architecting refers to uncovering the fundamental structure of a system (functional, physical, logical, operational) defined in terms of system’s elements, interfaces, processes, constraints, and behaviors that must operate under specific requirements and constraints. Focus will be placed on investigating the broader meaning of architectures, as they relate to organizations and businesses, in addition to engineered systems and products. Students will be introduced to heuristic and model-based approaches for systems architecting. Through case-studies and example problems in areas of production and manufacturing systems, intelligent transportation systems, social systems, and others, students will be able to apply the principles, processes and tools of systems architecting in order to structure and support the system development process of a balanced, well-integrated and socially and financially acceptable system.

EMGT567  Economic Analysis of Engineering Projects 4R-0L-4C Prereq: Senior standing or consent of instructor
This class will introduce students to critical principles of economic analysis of engineering projects. In particular, students will explore the process of making economic decisions under the influence of possibly uncertain future conditions and events. These economic decisions might involve investing in new facilities, improving existing production processes, or developing and marketing new products or services in the private and public sectors. Deterministic and multi-attribute evaluation approaches will be discussed. Students will be introduced to methodologies including capital budgeting, cost estimating, various alternative comparison methods, and life cycle costing. Additionally, students will be introduced to the concept of welfare economics through which they will explore economic impacts of infrastructure projects in the public sector. Emphasis will be placed on systems thinking and a systems approach to defining and solving economic problems. 

EMGT570 Lean Six Sigma 4R-0L-4C  Prereq: SR or GR Class standing or consent of instructor
This course focuses on the current lean six sigma engineering and technology techniques, principles, and philosophies relevant to manufacturing and service sectors. The course content emphasizes the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) methodology in combined with the Lean techniques and practices through analytical and quantitative tools. Students will practice lean six sigma tools and methods by applying the DMAIC framework on practical problems in order to improve processes, increase efficiency, reduce or eliminate wastes and variation, and/or save money.

EMGT571 Operations Research for Technical Managers 4R-0L-4C  Prereq: SR or GR Class standing or consent of instructor
This is a general operations research course structured for technical managers. It covers the application of scientific methods to business management, providing a quantitative basis for complex decisions. The focus is on complementary concepts and methods of decision and risk Analysis, inventory models, stochastic models, queuing systems, simulation modeling, and solving practical operations research problems using linear, non-linear, and integer models.

EMGT572 Reliability Engineering 4R-0L-4C  Prereq: SR or GR Class standing or consent of instructor
This course provides fundamental concepts and complimentary methods and techniques in Reliability Engineering. It also provides various practical applications in Reliability Engineering. The major focus is on fundamental concepts, basic and advanced reliability models, systems reliability analysis, maintainability and availability, design for reliability and maintainability, practical reliability testing, analysis of failure data, failure and repair distribution, and practical case studies.

EMGT581  Multi-objective Optimization 4R-0L-4C Prereq: Senior standing or consent of instructor
This course will consider how humans make optimal decisions in an uncertain environment, when they have to simultaneously satisfy multiple objectives/goals under limited resources. Specifically we will consider: how to structure multi-objective problems, different methods and theories of quantifying preferences over multiple objectives a priori or a posteriori, multi-objective optimization methods without preference specification, multi-attribute utility theory, value trade-offs, risk attitudes, and other topics like fuzzy methods. We will also consider the applications of these theories and methods to various problems, including managerial and operational business issues, public policy issues, development of new businesses, etc. 

EMGT584  Systems Thinking and Evaluation   4R-0L-4C
This course will focus on applying systems thinking and methodologies, as well as parametric and nonparametric statistical methods to evaluate alternative system designs and design performance measures. Students will learn how to: identify and evaluate system goals, requirements and performance measures; design experiments to assess system performance; apply decision analysis techniques to diverse trade studies; and generate a business case for presenting technical analysis results.

EMGT 585 Statistics for Technical Managers   4R-0L-4C  Technical Elective
Examines basic statistics and probability while focusing on concepts most relevant to becoming an effective Engineering Manager. Students will learn to collect and analyze data to make statistically sound managerial decisions. Discussions related to descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, power calculations, correlation, linear/multiple regression, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). Students will complete a graduate-level project utilizing course concepts.

EMGT586 Supply Chain Management   4R-0L-4C  Technical
Examines disruptions to traditional operations within supply chains due to changes in both technology and globalization. Shows how relationships between suppliers, customers, and competitors have changed dramatically to affect the entire manner in which organizations perform their manufacturing and business operations. Describes product supply chain complexity and the implications of expanding global customer bases, increasing supplier dependence, and larger ranges of locations and customers. Outcomes include the abilities to identify and define the critical components of supply chains, apply best practices in the buyer-seller relationship and understand why managing a supply chain is an important strategic capability for an organization. Cross-listed with EMGT 486.

EMGT587 Systems Engineering   4R-0L-4C   Technical
Introduces system engineering and analysis techniques, including the systems life cycle, system design procedures, risk analysis, analysis methods including reliability and maintainability. Provides applications for mechanical, electrical and a wide variety of other systems. Uses Visio or CORE software to create IDEFO drawings and other documentation for system design.

EMGT588 Quality Management   4R-0L-4C   Technical
Introduction to quality for the technical manager including management principles and technical methods. Balance will be approximately 65% technical methods and 35% management concepts. Management topics focus on the concept of total quality (TQ) as it applies to technology based businesses including design, manufacturing and service activities. Contemporary quality philosophies are reviewed including Deming and Taguchi. Technical tools and methods are presented including basic statistical concepts, control charts for variable and attributes, process capability studies, six sigma, and tools for design and process improvement. Case studies and class labs will be used to highlight key topics.

EMGT589 Manufacturing Systems   4R-0L-4C  Technical
Provides a comprehensive introduction to manufacturing systems covering the behavior laws at work in batch production or assembly lines. Includes production strategy, scheduling, and control methods and detailed analysis of fundamental manufacturing measures such as cycle time, throughput, capacity, work-in-process, inventory, and variability. Explores historical practices and the natural behaviors that are described in laws for manufacturing that help managers understand basic factory physics.

EMGT590 Integrated Project
Credits as assigned; however, not more than 8 credits can be applied to MS degree requirements
Prereq: Completion of technical component and business core or permission of instructor

The integration of business and technical considerations in new product development. The identification of managerial and engineering challenges faced in developing a commercially viable new product within the context of a rapidly changing and highly competitive business environment. Readings, case studies and individual projects dealing with strategic planning, entrepreneurship, new product development, and related topics. The focus is on a major team project. This integrated project must include the identification of a new product including all relevant business and technical issues and the development of a detailed plan for profitably bringing this new product to market. A final report with oral presentations is required.

EMGT597 Special Management Topics in Engineering Management   (1-4)R-0L-(1-4)C
Examines particular management topics of current interest and/or new courses for engineering management and other graduate students and upper level undergraduates. May require consent of instructor or specific prerequisites.

EMGT598 Special Technical Topics in Engineering Management   (1-4)R-0L-(1-4)C
Examines particular technical topics of current interest and/or new courses for engineering management and other graduate students and upper level undergraduates. May require consent of instructor or specific prerequisites.

EMGT CPT Curricular Practical Training (CPT) 1R-0L-1C  Prereq: Consent of Department Head
Any international student with an F-1 Visa employed by any company in the form of an internship, co-op, or practicum must enroll in a CPT course. The CPT experience is to be complimentary training to the student's curriculum and should contribute substantially to his/her learning experience. Students must have an offer of employment from a company prior to registering for this course. The CPT must be approved by the Department Head, Director of International Student Services, and the student's advisor. Students are required to submit a report at the conclusion of the employment to his/her instructor to receive a grade for the CPT experience.