Business Management for Engineers

The Business Management for Engineers (BME) certificate is designed for students with an engineering or technology background who aspire to rise in management, make higher level strategic business decisions, and hone leadership skills.  This program will provide students with the tools necessary in proposing and managing initiatives and evaluating technology innovation from a business standpoint.

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Individuals who wish to obtain a certificate in Business Management for Engineers must:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree
  • Complete the following core courses:
    • ENG/TE 560: Managing Advanced Technology I (1 hour)
    • ENG/TE 565: Technology Innovation and Strategy (2 hours)
  • Students are required to take one of the following to fulfill their core course:
    • ENG/TE 460: Lectures in Engineering Entrepreneurship (1 hour)
    • ENG/TE 561: Managing Advanced Technology II (1 hour)*
  • Complete any combination of the following elective courses for a total of at least two credit hours:
    • GE 400: Engineering Law (3 hours)**
    • ENG/TE 398: Legal Issues in Engineering Entrepreneurship (3 hours)
    • ENG/TE 466: High Tech Venture Marketing (2 hours)
    • ENG/TE 566: Finance for Engineering Management (2 hours)
    • Attendance of the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop (equivalent to 2 hours course credit)
  • Earn at least a B- in each course
  • Processing fee: $100. Payment can be made online with a credit card or a check/money order can be mailed. These options are available to choose from in the online application.

*If completed prior to August 2014, either ENG/TE 460 or ENG/TE 561 fulfills this requirement. After that date, only ENG/TE 460 does.

**If completed prior to August 2014, students may count GE 400 towards this certificate. If taken after, GE 400 will not count towards this certificate.

If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Newell.

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