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Management Engineering

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What is the objective of the course? What is it?
What does it train you for?

Conceived as a tech-MBA and specifically designed for students with a Bachelor Degree in Engineering, the Master Degree in Management Engineering offered at the University of Palermo is an online program that allows participants to complement the in-depth knowledge and the way of thinking generated by an engineering background and develop the ability to take strategic decisions and tackle management issues. Management engineers are managers with advanced quantitative problem-solving skills and the ability to manage companies operating in increasingly complex, international and technologically advanced environments. The online program is inherently multidisciplinary and integrates high-level management skills with in-depth technical competences in several areas, such as operations and supply chain, finance, economics, project management, innovation, strategy, logistics and technology management.

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What do you learn?

The Management Engineering online program is entirely taught in English and is divided into three discipline blocks:

  • Methodological disciplines include the methodological foundations of second level management engineering such as advanced statistical methods and tools for management engineering, business process modelling techniques, project management methodology and software;
  • The core disciplines study the main business functions of every company, such as marketing, corporate finance, strategy, operations and supply chain, technological innovation and human resources;
  • The elective (focus) disciplines relate to more specific topics such as sustainable technologies, public sector economics, industrial safety, technology analysis, smart manufacturing.
The educational model of the program is strongly based on active learning and the courses are taught with several teaching methods: lectures, practical sessions, case studies, flipped classroom, and in-class discussion. Students are involved in practical-based labs and project works developed in teams where they can experience real challenges and apply the skills, methods and knowledge acquired.

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What can you do with it?

The Management Engineering online program opens up rewarding and exciting career opportunities for its students. The multiple business function skills of the management engineer allow her/him to find a job very quickly (official statistics report that in 2019, 97.7% of graduate students found an employment within one year from graduation). Management Engineering graduates can find employment in all kinds of industries (Automotive, Agrofood, Oil and Gas, Textile and Fashion, Business Consulting, Banks, Healthcare, Public administration, etc.) and fill different positions in a variety of business functions (Operations and Supply Chain, Marketing, Corporate Finance, R&D, Controlling, etc.).