Wayne Kirschling

Your gateway into learning how to lead and manage in a high-tech environment!

EMEN 5010
Introduction to Engineering Management
Wayne Kirschling

You will learn concepts, methods, activities, and philosophy of business and encouraged to utilize them in your professional activities.

You will interact with engineering management faculty who share “what works” based upon their engineering management experiences.

You will engage with your classmates on their business experience, thereby preparing you to interact more thoughtfully and knowledgeably with your professional.

  • Taking risks and making profits within the dynamic business environment
  • Understanding economics and how it affects business
  • Doing business in global markets
  • Entrepreneurship and starting a small business
  • Demanding ethical and socially responsible behavior
  • Management and leadership
  • Structuring organizations for today’s challenges 
  • Production and operations management
  • Motivating employees
  • Human resource management: Finding and keeping the best employees
  • Marketing: Helping buyers buy
  • Developing and pricing goods and services
  • Understanding accounting and financial information
  • Financial information
  • Using security markets for financing and investing opportunities 

  • Understand technical management principles and concepts.
  • Prepare to make the transition from engineer to manager.
  • Prepare for graduate engineering management study.

To introduce engineers and other technical professionals to management principles and concepts critical to success in technical management, and to provide a sound foundation for continued study and preparation for individuals pursuing a technical management career.

Restricted to College of Engineering graduate or Graduate Certificate Engineering (CRTGE) students only.

  • Understanding Business, William Nickels, 11th Edition, Connect w/LL package, ISBN 9781259630637.  Please note that it is essential that your textbook purchase include Connect as we will be using Connect for all quizzes.
  • Additional, non-textbook readings are provided online. 

EMEN 5010
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  • Spring
  • Fall

Wayne KirschlingWayne Kirschling
Professor of Engineering Practice
Office: ECOT 418