Grantham University offers the Associate of Arts in Engineering Management Technology Program as a preliminary step to prepare students for managerial responsibilities in a technical environment. The sixty-three (63) credit hour program serves as an introduction to the basic principles of business as well as electrical and electronic circuits. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are expected to demonstrate appropriate proficiency in their respective disciplines with regards to knowledge, skills, techniques and modern tools; conduct experiments and apply results for the purpose of improving processes; solve technical problems after identifying and analyzing them; communicate effectively; and demonstrate an awareness of responsibilities in the professional, ethical and social sense.
The program core includes courses in Principles of Business Management, Personal Finance, Fundamental Properties of DC Circuits/Lab, Fundamental Properties of AC Circuits/Lab, Electronics I/Lab, and Student Success. General Education Courses include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, General Chemistry, Programming Essentials, Engineering and Ethics, English Composition I, English Composition II, Technical Writing, American Government I, Strategies for Decision-Making, College Algebra, Precalculus, and Physics I. Completing the course list is the Behavioral and Social Sciences Elective. The entire program is offered in the online format with accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).
Graduates can pursue career positions as project engineer or manager, engineering manager, systems manager, and contract manager, among others. The Engineering Management Program seeks to provide better understanding of the specialized form of management required in the field of applied engineering. Engineering management mainly deals with the functional management of technical professionals thus it is essential to have training and experience in both business and engineering. Applicants to the program must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.