Engineering Management is a rapidly expanding multidisciplinary field that integrates engineering, technology, management, systems, and business.
A wide variety of hi-technology companies in the telecommunications, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, consulting, information technology, and other industries utilize theconcepts and tools of engineering management such as project management, quality management, engineering economics, modeling and simulation, systems engineering and integration, and statistical tools. These technology-based companies recruit engineering management graduates for their expertise in these tools and techniques. After only a few years many of these graduates are promoted because they can bridge the gap between business and technology and fill a critical need of integrating engineering and business operations.
Recent studies show that most engineers will ultimately assume managerial positions, and that most will spend a considerable part of their professional careers in a management or supervisory capacity. In a recent survey conducted by the American Association of Engineering Societies, it was found that within ten years of the start of their careers, more than 50 percent of engineers find themselves in technical management positions, often without the benefit of formal training in management.