Title: Management for Engineers
Catalog Description: EE 484 Special Topics (Management for Engineers)
Review of management function, how to manage yourself, and organizational performance –Efficiency vs. Effectiveness. Managerial decision making including decision making theory, decision making models, participation styles and implementation in the business environment. Strategic self-presentations and impression formation. Delegation of authority. Management perspective, Management of subordinates, Communication, Teamwork, Work team effectiveness model, Team member roles, Stages of team development, Managing team conflict, Effective teams. Strategic Planning including Vision, Mission, Core values, Definitions for strategy, Strategic thinking, Corporate culture. Core concepts of Marketing –Needs, Wants, Demands, Marketing management, Marketing mix. Presentation skills and Job interviews.
Coordinator: Barhan Özce, Instructor of EE Department
Goals: The students of Engineering School, after graduation when they join the industry are considered as a professional from day one; they face the challenges of the business environment. And today’s industry necessitates the professionals to know the management system of the organization they work, to be able to communicate effectively with people from other disciplines at any level of the hierarchy and to exercise their expertise in multidisciplinary teams in order to find out creative solution to problems of their day-to-day operations. This course aims
• To provide the candidate engineers with the basics of management that they need whatever their career would be – private sector, public sector (government companies / institutes), University or NGO’s
• To equip the students with management techniques that will help to make them and their department efficient
• To assist the students in their personal development
• To enrich the candidate engineers’ skills set that is needed for multidisciplinary teamwork
• Finally, to increase the competitiveness of candidate engineers in today’s though and wild business environment.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Communicate effectively in professional environment
• Express himself/herself with adequate words from management viewpoint
• To deliver presentations in a professional manner
• To be a team player
• Understand the management system of the company s/he will work
• Execute the general rules of management independent of the sector s/he will join
Textbook: There is no textbook of the course since it addresses several disciplines such as Management, Organizational Behavior, Social Psychology, Marketing and Strategic Planning and includes many case studies based on real experience. Necessary documentation, in form of soft copy or photocopy, is provided through out the semester.
Reference Books and Texts:
1. Ronnie Lessem, Global Management Principles
2. Richard L. Daft, New Era of Management
3. Peter Drucker, Effective Executive
4. Jack Welch, Winning
5. Stephen R. Covey, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
6. Philip Kotler, Marketing Management
7. J. Quinn, H. Mintzberg, R. James, The Strategy Process
8. Thompson, A. Strickland, Strategy Formulation and Implementation
9. S.L. Franzoi, Social Psychology
10. Theodore Levitt, Marketing Myopia
11. Peter E. Drucker, The Coming of the New Organization
12. Theodore Levitt, The Globalization of the Markets
13. Adam M. Brandenburger and Barry J. Nalebuff, The Right Game: Use Game Theory to Shape Strategy
14. Thomas Eisenmann, Geoffrey Parker and Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Strategies for Two-Sided Markets
Prerequisites by Topic:
• Being senior standing student of Engineering School
• Willingness to learn and study
• Commitment for attendance and participation since the course is interactive
• Introduction and initiation
o Management Function
o Vital Resource: Time
o How to manage yourself
o Managers and management
o Organizational performance –Efficiency, effectiveness
o Manager roles
• Managerial decision making
o Decision making theory
o Decision making models
o Participation styles
• Strategic self-presentations and impression formation
• Delegation of authority
• Management of subordinates and managers
o Management perspective
o Management of subordinates
o Teamwork –Group vs. team, Work team effectiveness model, Team member roles, Stages of team development, Managing team conflict, Effective team
o Meeting management
o Firing and laying off
o How to resign
o Building blocks of the power
• Business planning concept
o Planning steps
o Strategic planning concept –Vision, Mission, Core values, Definitions for strategy, Strategic thinking, Corporate culture
• Core concepts of Marketing –Needs, Wants, Demands, Marketing Management, Marketing mix
• Presentation skills
o Nature of communication
o Mastering speaking stress
o Organizing the presentation
o Platform skills
o Using audiovisual aids
o Audience psychology
• Job interviews
Course Structure: The class meets for four 50-minute sessions per week. There are two mid-term exams (one being an in-class seminar) and one final exam.
Computer Resources: Students utilizes MS Office Power Point application for their presentation.
Laboratory Resources: None.
1. Attendance and participation to courses and workshops (20%).
2. One mid-term exam (20%).
3. One mid-term exam as in-class seminar based on a business management article (20%). The seminar will be prepared by students group and the presentation will be performed by each student, followed by a Q&A session. The presentation skills of each student will be evaluated.
4. A final exam (40%).
(a) Ability to communicate in business environment. This course covers management and business terminology. Throughout the session of this course, the students are encouraged to talk with adequate words and utilize the terms that they would need in a corporation as an engineer independent of the sector they work.
(b) Deliver a presentation. In this course, the students improve their presentation skills and exercise their skills by delivering one in-class presentation and one in-class seminar. They practice how to use presentation skills knowledge to perform a presentation in a professional manner.
(c) Knowledge of management and marketing concepts. The students, as an engineer, should know the basics concepts of management and marketing to be able to consciously perform their profession in a company. Being aware of those concepts, they will better understand the purpose of their daily job..
(d) Ability to teamwork. ”Being a team player” is one of the most important features that the industry requests from engineers. This course provides the students with theoretical and practical knowledge about teamworking as well as experience with in-class role playing exercises.
(h) Management practice. In this course, the students will understand the management practice and management rules of day-to-day operations in a corporation.
Prepared By: Barhan Özce