Courses

We have provided a summary of the core Engineering Management classes below. You also have access to hundreds of classes across Cornell’s campus using your specialization elective credits.

ENMGT 5000: Entrepreneurship and Private Equity
Fall & Spring, 3 credits.
This course provides an overview of several elements of entrepreneurial activity and private equity investment, including evaluation and planning of the start-up businesses, financing, merger and acquisition activities, leveraged buyouts and alternatives for cashing out. The course utilizes lectures and the case method. A team business plan for an entrepreneurial venture is required.

ENMGT 5900: Project Management
Fall & Spring, 4 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
Core graduate course in project management for people who will manage technical or engineering projects. Focuses both on the “technical” tools of project management (e.g., methods for planning, scheduling, and control) and the “human” side (e.g., forming a project team, managing performance, resolving conflicts), with somewhat greater emphasis on the latter.

ENMGT 5910:  Engineering Management Project
Fall and Spring, 4 credits. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
As Engineering Managers, you need to embrace both technical and business skills to tackle complex, sociotechnical challenges, while staying on top of the current pace of technological change. In this Engineering Management project course, we are bridging from your coursework to your role as an engineering manager. To get there, you will practice the tools, themes, and techniques learned in your Engineering Management coursework through the scaffolding of a large project.  In ENMGT 5910, you will work in teams to participate in a project in collaboration with an industry partner. You will perform an intensive evaluation of some mixture of the technological and management aspects of a major engineering project or system, conducted with a team of students.  This project typically incorporates some combination of economic and financial analysis, integration of components into a large-scale system, or technology feasibility. 

ENMGT 5920: Product Management
Spring, 3 credits
Product Management is one of the fastest growing careers in engineering and technology-based industries. In this course, you will learn the foundations of product management including (i) preparing for success as a product manager, (ii) identifying and targeting customer needs, (iii) prioritizing your project needs, and (iv) designing, developing, and deploying your product across the product life cycle.  Using skills developed through course lectures and discussions, you will complete in a project where you will practice the sprint model utilized in most product teams. This course is for students interested in pursuing a career as a product manager in engineering or technology-based companies, learning about the product management competency, or working in a non-traditional tech setting to apply these skills on complex systems.

ENMGT 5930:  Engineering Management Methods: Data, Information, and Modeling
Fall, 4 credits. Prerequisites: CEE 3040 or equivalent.
Methods for managing data and transforming data into information. Modeling as a means to synthesize information into knowledge that can form the basis for decisions and actions. Application of statistical methods and optimization to managerial problems in project design, scheduling, operations, forecasting, and resource allocation.

ENMGT 5940: Economics and Finance for Engineering Management
Fall, 4 credits.
An engineering case based exploration of economic models and methods used in analyses, comparisons, and decision making by engineers and engineering teams.  Emphasis will be placed not only on the important calculations, but on understanding, communicating and recording findings, related assumptions, risks, external considerations and situational awareness.

ENMGT 5960: Negotiations and Contracts for Engineering Management
Spring, 3 credits.
An exploration of Negotiation types, skills, and tactics relevant to Engineers and Engineering Managers, and a study in contract types, details, and clauses common to engineering fields.  Studies will include human factors and behavior in negotiations, understanding and managing the end game, and legal terminology engineers should know.

ENMGT 5970:  Risk Analysis and Management
Spring, 3 credits.  Prerequisite:  introduction to probability and statistics (e.g. CEE 3040, ENGRD 2700, ILRST 2100, or AEM 2100); two semesters of calculus; senior or graduate standing, or permission of instructor. 
Develops a working knowledge of risk terminology and reliability engineering, analytic tools and models used to analyze environmental and technological risks, and social and psychological risk issues.  Discussions address life risks in the United States historical accidents, natural hazards, threat assessment, transportation risks, industrial accidents, waste incineration, air pollution modeling, public health, regulatory policy, risk communication, and risk management.

ENMGT 5980: Introduction to Decision Analysis
Fall, 3 credits. Prerequisite: introduction to probability and statistics course such as CEE 3040, ENGRD 2700, ILRST 2100, BTRY 3010, or AEM 2100. Enrollment is limited to: seniors and graduate students; or permission of instructor.
Framework to structure the way we think about decision situations that are complicated by uncertainty, complexity, and competing objectives. Specific decision analysis concepts and tools, such as decision trees, sensitivity analysis, value of information, and utility theory. Applications to all areas of engineering and life. Includes a group project to analyze a real-world decision.

ENMGT 6090: Professional Development and Leadership Series
Fall, 1 credit. Non-graded.
In the Professional and Leadership Development Course, Engineering Management Master of Engineering students will identify the goals for their career and engage in several career development support services, such as networking, interviewing, resume and cover letter writing, and negotiation workshops. In addition, they will engage in a leadership development series to help them further build their engineering management and leadership competencies. Through a variety of tools, one-on-one coaching, workshops, events, and other resources, this course will help students develop and practice critical career management skills, along with build their confidence to find a career opportunity best suited to their interests and needs.

ENMGT 6091: Project Management Seminar
Spring, 1 credit. Non-graded.
Weekly seminar aimed at M.Eng. students, in particular in the engineering management program.  Weekly speaker will come from different engineering applications and discuss insights into project management.  

NCC 5530:  Marketing Management
Fall & Spring, 3 credits. 
The course addresses controllable and uncontrollable marketing variables that managers in multi-product firms face in today’s business environment.  Topics include customer behavior, product planning, distribution, advertising and promotion, pricing, and competitive strategy.

Along with the ENMGT core classes, you have access to Cornell’s course catalog.