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Engineering Management - yay or nay?

  1. Oct 5, 2011 #1
    As I get closer to finishing my Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, I'm wondering more and more in what direction I should go for my Master's. I know I want to pursue Renewable and Clean Energy to some extent, but I was wondering if I should also consider Engineering Management, as well. Do you think that would be worthwhile, or should I stick to pretty much the "technical" aspect of the field? Would a degree in EM boost my odds of landing a project manager position, or is that something that only experience can give? If it won't help my career, I don't want to pursue it, obviously, so I was just wondering if anyone had any advice.

    Thanks much
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 6, 2011 #2
    Your work experience and performance will be more important. I would stick with the technical for your masters.

    Then, when you are working, earn a Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate.
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