Title

Implications of Global Business Trends and Changing Student Characteristics for Engineering and Engineering Management Programs

Alternative Title

Meeting the Needs of Employers and Students: Implications of Global Business Trends and Changing Student Characteristics for Engineering and Engineering Management Programs

Abstract

In this paper we discuss issues of timing and motivation for pursuing academic credentials and certification, along with implications for institutions providing academic credentials. Economic factors have altered the face of industry and methodology for conducting business. Outsourcing, downsizing, and other factors have led many individuals to consider academic options to restructure their careers. Demographic diversity among first year students continues to grow. as a result, the traditional “look” of the freshman class has changed. Engineering and engineering management departments have tremendous opportunities for marketing their programs to new target audiences. We provide a framework for understanding these factors and discuss opportunities for future research.

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Citation

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text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), All rights reserved.

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