The majority of the interdisciplinary Engineering Program study plans leading to the BSE degree requires a requisite and two electives courses in business and management. The Computer and Systems Security study plan requires three requisite courses. This is a recognition of the crucial role that such training provides in the engineering profession and unique in the College. One of these business courses is required for all study plans:

ENGR 3001. Engineering Economics. 3 Credit Hours. The objectives of the course are to learn about economic analysis tools for engineers. The economics component places an emphasis on engineering problems and projects, where measures of merit such as present worth, rate of return, and benefit/cost ratio are used in problem solving.

The other two business and management courses can be selected from these courses for study plans other than Computer and Systems Security:

HRM 1101. Leadership and Organizational Management. 3 Credit Hours. This course prepares students to address the challenges of leading high performing organizations. Students will examine the enablers of principled organizational leadership and performance. Course topics include leadership, change management, decision-making, culture, team building, organizational structure and control, communication, social responsibility and sustainability, motivation, human resource management, and globalization.

HRM 2501. Introduction to Human Resource Management. 3 Credit Hours. Prerequisite HRM 1101. What role do human resources play in organizations? How can human resources strategically add value to organizations? In this course you will survey pertinent topics related to human resource management to better understand the essential function of HRM: processes and methods to recruit and select top talent and give your organization a competitive advantage; how to train employees, conduct performance appraisals, retain employees, and motivate employees with pay and benefits.

ECON 1101. Macroeconomic Principles. 3 Credit Hours. An introductory course in macroeconomics. Topics include business cycles, inflation, unemployment, banking, monetary and fiscal policy, international economics, and economic growth.

ECON 1102. Microeconomic Principles. 3 Credit Hours. An introductory course in microeconomics. Topics include the market system, supply and demand, cost, competition, monopoly, oligopoly, factor markets, and public goods.

Other business and management courses can be utilized with the appropriate prerequisites and the prior approval of the Director of the Engineering Program: Dr. Dennis Silage silage@temple.edu