Originally Posted by Robgoy
Fellow Mac people, I wanted to know what is so great about Engineering Management. I know its very popular and what the basic idea of it is, but I'm not sure if its something that I would want to go into. I THINK I'll have the marks for the program, which is not the problem. I like the idea of both business and engineering courses spread out since business also interests me, but I'm not sure about Management. Are there any upper year engineers that can provide some insight?
TL;DR Is Management worth it?
it's worth it if you enjoy business and dont mind staying the extra year to essentially take business courses (financial & managerial acctg, marketing, HR, etc). However, I dont think it really provides a huge upper hand when looking for a job but it is something that sets you apart from the average engineering student so it doesn't hurt you in any way.
Also, i feel the business courses would actually have more real life usefulness and application than the engineering courses im taking so far anyway. I just finished Financial accounting & the communication course and i can honestly say i know more now than i did when this semester started. I could go look up the financial statement of any company and see what its talking about and i have a very good idea of how loans/ bonds work and ofcourse how to make financial statements (which are all very useful in real life). Not sure i could say the same about my engineering courses in discrete math, etc...