MEM: Combining Engineering and Business

Business schools in the United States developed the Engineering Management Master (MEM), a program which combines training in business engineering.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cornell, Dartmouth, Northwestern, Duke and Stanford, five prestigious U.S. universities, are the promoters of this new master, explained Jeffrey Glass, program director at Duke: "The key is that we insert engineers in the business world. There are two main differences between this program and an MBA: We're not focused on general administration, but in engineering management and technology we are creating functional leaders for technology and customer service. "

In administration, the curriculum includes marketing, operations, corporate finance, accounting, presentation and communication skills, teamwork and leadership; while in engineering there is optimization, decision making under risks and uncertainty as well as technology evaluation, reports AméricaEconomía.com.

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