An approach for developing an MBA curriculum to meet the career objectives of MBA students with engineering/science background Online publication date: Thu, 18-Nov-2010
by Vandana Mangal, Guillaume Roels, Byung-Gak Son, Christopher S. Tang
International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics (IJEME), Vol. 1, No. 2/3, 2010
Abstract: As more students with engineering background take management responsibilities in corporations, there is a need to develop a special track within the MBA programmes to help them bridge the gap between their engineering background and their required management skills. In this paper, we present a two-step approach for developing a special track in an MBA programme to help students with engineering/science background achieve their career goals. Our approach essentially relies on a dual study of the job market for engineers with an MBA degree so as to design a curriculum (courses, workshops, extracurricular activities) that best matches the supply and the demand on that market. We illustrate the proposed approach with the development of a specific track for students with an engineering/science background within the MBA programme at UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Online publication date: Thu, 18-Nov-2010
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