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Module 1: Foundations of Engineering Management 15 Credits

Course Contents

This course represents the first module of the Engineering Management Master programme. It is designed to familiarize students with key components of business administration, to enable their managerial roles and positions in the future. For this purpose, the course comprises the following four parts:

Organization theory – focuses on providing students understanding of organizational theory, including to recognize specific challenges and opportunities in project-based organizations, and the characteristics of organizational behavior and its implications for managing organizations.

Strategic management accounting – provides theoretical and practical knowledge in management accounting in an engineering business setting. The aim is to equip the students with theoretical and practical knowledge in accounting and finance in an engineering business setting. The course is designed to give students an overall picture of the calculative practices relevant on the managerial level. The course also provides an introduction to using a spreadsheet program for doing financial calculations and demonstrates how to build up a financial model for a company.

Marketing & supply chain for managers – focuses on providing students a foundation including the basic concepts and processes of marketing management and applying a systemic and global supply chain perspective on engineering business.

Business analytics – including methods for informed and data-driven decision making in business, using big data ad artificial intelligence and reflecting on ethical consequences of using such data.

To facilitate integrated learning and increased understanding for the interrelatedness of the core functions in business administration, the module can close with a business simulation game.
Connection to research and practice
In this course, students are required to apply research-based literature but also acquire skills that are important for conducting managerial decision and take leading roles in development work.


Bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in engineering (or the equivalent).

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: JM1R24
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

Upcoming course occasions

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Autumn 2024: Aug 26 - Oct 27
Rate of Study
Course coordinator
Tomas Müllern
Tomas Müllern
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
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