Assessing The Career Value Of A Graduate Engineering Management Degree

William Daughton
2002 Annual Conference Proceedings   unpublished
The Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder has been granting graduate degrees for 14 years, and in that time over 200 engineers have graduated. The focus of the graduate program is to prepare individuals who have been working as professional engineers for two to approximately six years for technical management career paths. We have been interested in the value of this degree to our graduates in
more » ... our graduates in initially moving into a management position and to the longer-term value to their career advancement. A questionnaire was prepared and disseminated to all graduates from 1988 through 1997, and a second questionnaire is now being processed for graduates from 1998 through 2001. The reason for conducting two different surveys is that the curriculum was significantly changed starting in 1997. In both surveys, information has been sought on the value of our graduate program to our graduates' careers. This paper will report the results of the first survey.
doi:10.18260/1-2--10161 fatcat:wzsahw4zfnfkngapyk4iihvjv4