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Engineering; Science; Career Paths; Content Analysis; Survey Analysis; MBA Curriculum; MBA Students; Career Objectives; Management Skills
Mangal V., Roels G., Son B., Tang C. S. (2010). An Approach for Developing an MBA Curriculum to Meet the Career Objectives of MBA Students with Engineering/Science Background International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics, 1(2-3), pp. 103-144.
As more students with engineering background take management responsibilities in corporations, there is a need to develop a special track within the MBA programmes to help them bridge the gap between their engineering background and their required management skills. In this paper, the authors present a two-step approach for developing a special track in an MBA programme to help students with engineering/science background achieve their career goals.Their approach essentially relies on a dual study of the job market for engineers with an MBA degree so as to design a curriculum (courses, workshops, extracurricular activities) that best matches the supply and the demand on that market. The authors illustrate the proposed approach with the development of a specific track for students with an engineering/science background within the MBA programme at UCLA Anderson School of Management.