Distance Learning Courses

The degree program requires thirty (30) credit hours consisting of coursework and a project. 

Our online and asynchronous courses are delivered through a course management system. You will have access to course materials, high-quality videos, assignments, and communication tools in one place. 

The curriculum timeline outlined below steps you through a series of courses and culminates in a final team project. During the summer, you will take a one-credit pass/fail course online (Python and Data Visualization) and come to Cornell’s campus in Ithaca, NY for one week in August. The summer on-campus sessions are also for credit and you can immerse yourself in campus life while building life-long connections with your distance learning cohort.

 Summer 1, Python refresher, On-Campus Week, Fall 2, ENGMT 5940 Economics and Finance for Engineering Management, Spring 1, ENMGT 5920 - Product Management , Elective Summer 2, Visualizing Data On-campus data Fall 2, ENGMT 5980 Introduction to Decision Analysis, ENGMT 6020, Managing a Culture of Revolution, Spring 2, ENGMT 5910 Engineering Management Project, Elective, Elective Options, ENMGT 5970 Risk Analysis and Management, SYSEM 5740 Design Thinking for Complex Systems, ENHGMT 5960 Negotiations and Contracts for Engineering Management, ENGMT 5920 Product Management, NCC 5580 Managing Operations

 

Distance Learning Courses

Required Courses and Electives

Required

ENMGT 5900 – Project Management and Leadership (4 credits)

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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 (4 credits)

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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 CEE 5910, you will work in teams to lead and execute 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.

ENMGT 5930 Data Analytics for Engineering Managers (4 credits)

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Big data is transforming organizations enabling vast improvements in operating efficiency, market identification and segmentation, and many other domains. This course focuses on data collection at all scales, the transformation of that data into knowledge using a variety of data analytic techniques, and the integration of that knowledge into system models for decision-making to better manage organizations. Expertise in R will be developed throughout this course.

ENMGT 5940 Economics and Finance for Engineering Management (4 credits)

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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 their findings, related assumptions, risks, and situational awareness while improving their ability to work on teams.

ENMGT 5980 Decision Framing and Analytics (3 credits)

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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 6020 Managing a Culture of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

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Innovation is not just ideas, but getting ideas to measurable impact for your customers or employees. While the word "innovation" is pervasive throughout engineering and business, developing and managing a culture of innovation has only been mastered by few organizations. In fact, no company has remained on the Dow Jones Industrial Average since its inception. Why? Because implementing a culture of innovation is very difficult and is mired by a lack of understanding of proven innovation strategies, competencies, and tools. In this course, you will learn a systematic approach for developing and managing a culture of innovation. You will learn how to develop an innovation strategy to better meet your organizations goals and customer needs. In addition, we will take time to dive into innovation competencies, such as design thinking, lean start-up, and making, along with learn several innovation tools including hackathons, open innovation challenges and competitions, and corporate venture arms. Lastly, we will discuss how to implement and scale your innovation strategies to deliver impact for your customers and organization.

Elective - ENMGT 5920 - Product Management (3 credits)

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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.

Elective - SYSEN 5740 - Design Thinking for Complex Systems

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In this project-based class, interdisciplinary teams will combine design thinking and systems engineering techniques to define and solve complex systems and organization problems.

Elective - NCC 5580 - Managing Operations (3 credits)

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Operations Management is the design and management of processes that transform inputs into finished goods or services. All organizations have operations that directly affect their ability to execute on their specified strategies. This course prepares students to think analytically and managerially about operations processes, and to use the tools and intuition they acquire to ensure that the operations in production and service systems support the business strategies for these systems. A process view of operations will be used to analyze different key operational dimensions such as flow time management, service operations management, quality management, inventory management and supply chain management.

Elective - ENMGT 5960 - Negotiations and Contracts for Engineering Management (3 credits)


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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.

Elective - ENMGT 5970 - Risk Analysis and Management (3 credits)

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Develops a working knowledge of risk terminology and reliability engineering, analytic tools and models used to analyze safety, 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.