The Engineering Management program at Cornell is geared towards engineers who want to stay in a technological environment, but focus on managerial roles. Through an in-depth, real world group design project, and course content in management science, project management, decision and risk analysis, information technology, finance and accounting, systems analysis, and organizational behavior, students gain the technical and managerial skills necessary to become effective engineering managers. They also learn managerial skills to help organize and supervise people from different cultures and backgrounds so as to maximize teamwork, creativity, and productivity, and to do so in an environment of global awareness and concern for ethical issues. Further, they learn to navigate this process with a broad, global perspective that considers the full range of technical, economic, environmental, social, and other consequences over an appropriate time horizon. While critically important to the success of engineering managers, many of these skills are not emphasized in traditional engineering curricula.
The Cornell Engineering Management Program was started in 1989 making it one of the longest-lasting reputable programs in the country.