Master of Science in Engineering Management
In this course students will develop an understanding of the role of accounting in external and internal decision-making. The nature and role of major financial statements will be considered and the accounting conventions underlying the preparation of statements will be examined. Students will learn how to undertake ratio analysis of balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements and become familiar with key principles of management accounting, including costing and basic investment appraisal techniques. Prerequisite(s): none
In this course students will develop an understanding of the critical issues and application of project management. They will look at the tools, techniques and body of knowledge involved in each stage of the project management life cycle, including project initiation, planning, execution, control and closure. They will consider how project management is applicable to all types of organizations and essential to corporate strategy. Prerequisite(s): none
This course provides an understanding of the principles of organizational design, specialization, coordinationand cooperation and the role of incentives and control. Students will exmine the importance of systematic strategic planning processes typical of corporations with separate business units. The managerial importance of information systems, administrative layers and continuous feedback will also be examined. Prerequisite(s): none
In this course students will develop an understanding of the importance of linking technology to corporate strategy. Emphasis will be placed on the tools and techniques that will enable managers to develop, implement and manage technology, strategy and innovation at business and corporate levels, taking into consideration the challenges and needs of an evolving economy. Prerequisite(s): none
The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the fundamental management concepts, tools and steps involved in successfully setting up and financing high tech start-ups. The course examines how highly successful tech entrepreneurs have developed technology, and consider the role of intellectual property protection, new product development, commercialization and business plan preparation. Prerequisite(s): ENGM 511, ENGM 513
The objective of this course is to advance the understanding of research through critical examination of different research methods and statistical analysis. Theoretical foundations will be used to critically review literature and determine how research findings are uzed to form an understanding of the business environment. The course will introduce the research terminology, ethical principles and challenges as they apply in business environments, as well as the elements of the research process within quantitative, qualitative and mixed method approaches. Prerequisite(s): none
This course requires writing a proposal and preparing a relevant presentation; engaging in literature review, fieldwork / data collection, data management and analysis; writing a structured report / thesis and orally defending it. Prerequisite(s): Completion of all taught parts of the program.
Select three courses from the list below or any other graduate course(s) approved by the department.
The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the key aspects and practices in the management of operations and processes including scheduling of activities, procurement and the supply chain. The concepts and theories of quality management including planning, control and assurance will be examined in order tto apply them as part of the project management process. Prerequisite(s): ENGM 512
In this course students will develop an understanding of the nature and application of corporate governance in modern organizations. Agency and stakeholder communication theories and the core differences between leading developing countries will be examined Corporate Social Responsibility, interactions between ethical issues and sustainability and corporate governance will also be considered. Prerequisite(s): None
This course aims to demonstrate the importance of new products and services to a business, as well as present an approach to the development of new products and their impact on success / failure. It covers both the analytical and practical management aspects of making product development decisions. It investigates the relation between the theoretical basis of the management of the innovation process (from idea generation to launch) and its practical application. Prerequisite(s): None
The aim of this course is to provide an understanding of the way capital markets operate, the methods companies use to raise funds and the techniques companies employ to evaluate investment opportunities and manage financial risks. The course uses case studies for some topics to adopt a practical approach. Mathematical, statistical and spreadsheet models that are used in financial decision-making are also employed. Prerequisite(s): ENGM 511