Engineering Management Minor Capstone Course SCH-MGMT/ENGIN 597B Fall 2009
Agenda • Introductory Comments • Purpose of the Capstone Course • Course Requirements • Assigned Readings • Cases • Guest Speakers • Time to Get Started!
Introductory Comments • What do you want to learn in this course? • How do you want to learn? • “You learn best that which you teach yourself… and each other.”
Purpose of the Capstone • The purpose of this capstone course is to integrate the theories and concepts you learned in the four foundation courses of the EMM program to gain insight into the intersection of business and engineering.
Course Requirements • Each member of the class must engage actively in the class discussions. (25%) • Write two executive memos. (40%) • Research a term project on the topic of your choice. (35%)
Assigned Readings • Business Ethics • How to Study and Discuss Cases • Theory of the Business • Why Business Models Matter • Discipline of Innovation • Marketing Myopia
Assigned Readings • Overview of Financial Statement Analysis: The Mechanics • What’s It Worth?: A General Manager’s Guide to Valuation • What’s Your Real Cost of Capital?
Cases • Ginny’s Restaurant: An Introduction to Capital Investment Valuation • Farmington Industries: Managing Currency Exposure Management • Ceres Gardening: Funding Growth in Organic Products
Cases • Ocean Carriers: Capital Budgeting Decision Under Uncertainty • Midland Energy: Cost of Capital • Genzyme/Geltex Joint Venture
Guest Speakers • September 29: Mike Masterson is an entrepreneur and venture investor. He is a COE alum in chemical engineering with an MS from the University of Colorado. • November 17: Dave Spieler is managing director of Duff and Phelps in Boston. He is a COE alum in civil engineering with an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.
Time to Get Started! • Course materials were selected to help you integrate the theories & concepts presented in the foundation courses. • You will learn how business management and engineering intersect in the real world. • You will appreciate some key career development issues as an engineer. • Hope you enjoy the course!