Explore Technology and Tools to Prepare for Engineering Management
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Entrepreneurial Studies with an Emphasis in Engineering Management degree program from Grand Canyon University teaches you how to participate in and lead the innovative process. This program provides cross-disciplinary collaboration between technical and business functions required to develop novel products and services that can be successful in today’s high-tech business market environment.
GCU’s engineering management courses can encourage you to embrace servant leadership, innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit and business skills in order to develop the comprehensive innovative thinkers, effective communicators, global contributors and transformative leaders required in today’s global economy.
Engineering Management Courses Designed for Entrepreneurship at GCU
This degree addresses the use of technology tools to solve everyday problems. Business and engineering majors, such as electrical, mechanical and biomedical engineering, are paired together at the start of the program and for the final capstone projects.
In courses that explore business skills, engineering innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering fields, you will have the opportunity to examine topics such as:
- Identify and evaluate unmet needs, new business opportunities
- Engineering product design in disciplines such as mechanical, electrical and biomedical engineering
- Managerial concepts and strategies in the design, operation and control of production systems
- Microeconomics and macroeconomics, examining market forces such as supply and demand, and consumption and production
- The advantages and risks of venture capital financing for start-up and growth operations
- The development of scalable business models
You will be taught to examine legal and ethical issues pertaining to entrepreneurship in engineering, including contract law, strict liability and intellectual property. GCU strives to instill an enduring sense of servant leadership and Christian-centered ethics in our students.
Engineering Management Skills Taught in This Business Program
This engineering management and entrepreneurship program is designed to teach you to effectively communicate and execute critical thinking in professional, global business environments as contributing team members and change agents.
These engineering management courses can allow you to practice the engineering and business degree skills necessary to:
- Think analytically
- Ask the right questions
- Solve problems
- Function as entrepreneurs in your own business or as intrapreneurs in larger companies
- Lead development of new products and services
In the engineering management emphasis, you will be encouraged to develop a sense of servant leadership and strategic business decision-making, as well as a collaborative, cross-disciplinary mindset. In the capstone experiences, the integrative business plan that you are expected to develop in collaboration with engineering and technology students can provide a glimpse of how these business skills may serve you well in your post-graduation career pursuits. Throughout your engineering management courses, your instructors may remind you to consider the needs and preferences of the end user, as well as the client’s business goals.
Career Paths in Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship
If you are passionate about solving problems and creating solutions through small- and large-scale applications, a career in engineering entrepreneurship may be right for you. After graduation, you might pursue a career path that allows you to combine technical capabilities with leadership skills while guiding projects to completion and achieving goals. With a solid foundation in engineering management and entrepreneurship competencies, you may position yourself to pursue careers such as:
- Architectural and engineering manager
- Postsecondary engineering teacher
- Management analyst
- Project management specialist
- Construction manager
- General and operations manager
GCU Proudly Offers Institutionally Accredited Business Degrees
As an accredited university, GCU is proud to place a high priority on the quality of our education. GCU has been institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1968, demonstrating our dedication to the education of our students. To learn more, visit our accreditation page.
In your engineering management courses, you will be taught by knowledgeable faculty, many of whom emphasize the blending of classroom instruction with hands-on, experiential learning activities designed to optimize the student experience. This cross-disciplinary program can enable you to examine the principles and processes of entrepreneurship with a highly focused specialization.
BS in Entrepreneurial Studies: Engineering Management Emphasis FAQs
Before taking the first step toward your intended career path, it can be helpful to gain a better understanding of the professional field and your degree options. The following frequently asked questions and answers may guide your decision-making process.
Are you interested in blending your passion for entrepreneurship and technology with purpose for your future? Fill out the form on this page to learn more about taking engineering management courses at GCU.
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General Education Requirements
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.
Upon completion of the Grand Canyon University's University Foundation experience, students will be able to demonstrate competency in the areas of academic skills and self-leadership. They will be able to articulate the range of resources available to assist them, explore career options related to their area of study, and have knowledge of Grand Canyon's community. Students will be able to demonstrate foundational academic success skills, explore GCU resources (CLA, Library, Career Center, ADA office, etc), articulate strategies of self-leadership and management and recognize opportunities to engage in the GCU community.
- UNV-112, Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab: 4
- UNV-103, University Success: 4
- UNV-303, University Success: 4
- UNV-108, University Success in the College of Education: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
- UNV-104, 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy: 4
- ENG-105, English Composition I: 4
- ENG-106, English Composition II: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV-101/CWV-301.
- CWV-101, Christian Worldview: 4
- CWV-301, Christian Worldview: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of intermediate algebra or higher.
- MAT-154, Applications of College Algebra: 4
- MAT-144, College Mathematics: 4
- PHI-105, 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: 4
- BIO-220, Environmental Science: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.). If the predefined course is a part of the major, students need to take an additional course.
- HIS-144, U.S. History Themes: 4
- PSY-102, General Psychology: 4
- SOC-100, Everyday Sociology: 4
* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.