Engineering and Entrepreneurship MBA and ETM

Joint programs- Anderson School of Management and the School of Engineering

3-2 B.S./M.B.A

The School of Engineering recognizes that many engineers become managers of engineering programs and projects and thus require training in business methods beyond their engineering training. In cooperation with the Anderson School of Management (ASM) at the University of New Mexico, the School of Engineering offers a “3 - 2” program of studies leading to the B.S. and M.B.A. degrees in five years. This program involves selecting core and technical electives that are compatible with both degree programs and applying to the M.B.A. program at the end of the junior year of engineering studies.

For more information on the 3-2 program visit https://bba.mgt.unm.edu/coursework/3-2-program-info.asp  Students are encouraged to meet with ASM 3-2 MBA Program advisors.

Examples of how this program would work (this is intended to give you an idea of how the program can work).

BSEE and ASM 3-2 MBA curriculum examples (coming soon)

BSCPE and ASM 3-2 MBA curriculum examples (coming soon)

MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering with an Emphasis in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management

Innovation that results from engineering research leads to new business ideas that are the basis for new companies.  These new small high-technology startups drive economic growth.  These activities also help the rest of the economy due to the trickle down effects from the top-of-the-pyramid wealth and high paying jobs to all levels of the economic strata providing regions  and  countries  with economic development results that cannot be reaped without it.  To build this enterprise, you need not only technology but models of deployment of technology, management talent, financial resources,  policies  and  educational  programs  that  supply the  right  talent  to  create  the  human infrastructure to manage all aspects of this enterprise. The National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and many government entities,  both  foreign  and  domestic  have  made  this  a    priority and  have  allocated  large  funds  to support programs such as the NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)and  Innovation  Corps  Program  (I-Corps),  the  NIH’s  High-Risk  Research  and  Innovation  initiative  as well as Brazil’s well publicized “PhD students to foreign universities” program designed for the new crop  of  researchers  to  learn  how  to  move  technology  into  economic benefits.  Spanish universities that we recently visited impressed upon us the importance of the topic to Spain’s struggling economy. Industries, both small and large, have developed techniques and processes such as lean start up launch pad (I-Corp equivalent) with leading companies emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship in their strategy. UNM and particularly the School of Engineering and the Anderson School of Management designed a new  program  with  an  interdisciplinary MS in  Engineering  with  an  emphasis  in  Technology and Engineering  Management  (with  a   PhD  in  the  same  emphasis  forthcoming)  that  is  governed  by the faculty of both schools and managed by the deans of the schools and a   PhD program director. The addition of partners in UNM science departments, medical school, New Mexico State University, New Mexico Tech as well as other foreign partners will occur in time but for now, the focus is to launch this program now. The program uses the existing structure of MS and PhD programs in Engineering for these new joint programs. The MS will fill the gap for engineering undergraduate and graduate students in required economic, statistics, organizational behavior, finance and technology management among other courses readying these students to  get  into  a  research-focused  PhD  program  that  is   centered  on systems and models.

 

MS ECE with ETM Emphasis program curriculum (link PDF)