ERIC Number: ED368242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb-16
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Team-Based Programs: The EMP. An Industry/University Partnership-The Educational Model for the 21st Century.
Haynes, Ray; And Others
California Polytechnic State University's College of Business and College of Engineering have joined forces to create a joint Engineering Management Program (EMP). Students holding undergraduate engineering or equivalent degrees enter and earn both Masters in Business Administration and Masters of Science in Engineering in 24 months. The program aims to develop graduates who can integrate technical and engineering issues with business management concerns. The program has worked closely with business to match industry needs particularly for the global marketplace. The program integrates a business and engineering curriculum with industry sponsored "learn by doing" components. The formal curriculum consists of core courses offered in the first year, advanced classes offered in the second year and culminating classes and seminars which bring together students, faculty, partner representatives, and industry participants. The "learn by doing" components include graduate internship experiences during the first summer. During that experience students start a Team Project which involves the investigation of real and unstructured problems or opportunities in the partner firm. The culminating class/seminar during the second summer brings together participants in an intense and interactive series of sessions. The theme of 1993 Summer Seminars was "Managing Change for Competitive Advantage." The 1994 theme will be "Future Directions for Winning Organizations." (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: California Polytechnic State University
Note: Paper presented at the International Quality & Productivity Center National Conference (4th, San Francisco, CA, February 15-16, 1994).