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EGMT 502: Engineering Management II

James DeinerInstructor: Jim Deiner

Description: The course will develop a framework that can be used to effectively manage organizations for sustainable, high performance. It will build on the fundamentals that were learned in Engineering Management I and explore concepts related to change, strategy, culture, complexity, systems thinking, learning, creativity, and innovation. Upon completing the course the student will have an enhanced ability to bring creativity to management and leadership challenges as well as an appreciation of the processes, skills, and attitude needed for success.

Prerequisites: "C" or better in EGMT 501

Required Text:

  • “The Leadership Challenge" 5th ed, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner.  Jossey-Bass, 2012. ISBN 978-0470651728.
  • “First, Break All the Rules: What the world’s greatest managers do differently" by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. Simon and Schuster, 1999. ISBN 0-684-85286-1.
  • “Strengths Finder 2.0” by Tom Rath.  Gallup Press, 2007. ISBN 978-1-59562-6. Be sure to purchase a new copy to gain access to on-line site.

Recommended Text:

  • "Ackoff's Best: His classic writings on management" by Russell Ackoff.  Wiley, 1999.  ISBN: 978-0471316343.  (Chapters 1-12 are available electronically for free.  Students who wish to read further should purchase the text.)

Scheduled: Winter and Summer

Student Feedback

“EGMT 502 gave me the ability to explore some of my skills as an individual and use it to the benefit of me and my employees. Example being able to think, analyze and work with people.”  -Olatunde Ajala, MS EM Alumnus 2010, Lockheed Martin - League City, TX

“Taking more time to stop and reflect on my own experiences, values, and beliefs, as noted in the choice model, will help to increase my awareness and lead to more effective decision making.”  -Brett Kluskiewicz, MS EM Candidate, Raytheon Co.