Approved Electives

A list of approved electives for the engineering management program follow. Any other courses may be approved by the program advisor before the course is taken. Courses specifically not allowed as electives are identified at the end of the list.

IEE and EM Department

EM 5120 - Management of Service Operations
EM 6220 - Engineering Management Seminar
EM 6990 - Practical Training (one credit per semester up to three credit hours) in Engineering Management
IEE 5160 - Design of Experiments and Regression Analysis
IEE 5420 - Human Factors Engineering
IEE 6040 - Facilities Planning and Design
IEE 6080 - Reliability Engineering
IEE 6100 - Linear Programming for Engineers
IEE 6110 - Deterministic Methods in Operations Research
IEE 6130 - Stochastic and Heuristic Methods in Operations Research
IEE 6300 - Advanced Simulation Modeling and Analysis
IEE 6420 - Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics
IEE 6430 - Physiology of Work
IEE 6990 - Practical Training (one credit per semester up to three credit hours)

EDMMS Department

EDMM 5070 - Computer Integrated Manufacturing
EDMM 5460 - Concurrent Engineering
EDMM 5500 - Advanced Plastics Processing
EDMM 6450 - Design for Manufacturability
EDMM 6560 - Material Selection and Processing
EDMM 6580 - CAM Applications
EDMM 6810 - Process Monitoring and Control

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Courses offered by other departments in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences may be approved if they fit the student's needs or career aspirations.

  • Chemical and Paper Engineering
  • Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Other WMU Courses

Courses offered by other departments in the university may be approved if they fit the student's career needs. Students requesting a class in the Haworth College of Business or the School of Communication need to send an email to the advisor and include student name, student WIN, semester, class prefix, class number and CRN. The advisor will forward that request to the appropriate individual.

A list of courses approved are:

BUS 6150 - Global Business
BUS 6160 - Law, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility
BUS 6180 - Information Technology Management
CIS 6640 - Business Intelligence
COM 6730 - Conflict Management
COM 6810 - Group Communication Processes
COM 6820 - Organizational Communication
COM 6830 - Power and Leadership in Organizational Communication
MGMT 6200 - ERP Systems
MGMT 6410 - Business Venturing
MGMT 6500 - Managing Change
MGMT 6800 - Management of Innovation and Technology
MKTG 6800 - Global Sourcing and Logistics
PSY 6430 - Personnel Selection and Placement
PSY 6440 - Personnel Training and Development
PSY 6450 - Psychology of Work
STAT 5610 - Applied Multivariate Statistical Methods
STAT 5650 - Design of Experiments for Quality Improvement
STAT 5660 - Nonparametric Statistical Methods
STAT 5670 - Statistical Design and Analysis of Experiments
STAT 6640 - Design of Experiments I
STAT 6660 - Nonparametric Statistical Theory

The following courses are not approved as electives. The courses are either prerequisites for graduate programs or are too similar to existing engineering management classes.

ACTY 6010 - Accountancy
ACTY 6110 - Managerial Accounting
ECON 6010 - Basic Economic Analysis
FIN 6020 - Corporate Finance
LAW 6040 - Legal, Regulatory, and Political Aspects of Business
FIN 6120 - Financial Management
IEE 5010 - Survey of Industrial Engineering Topics
MGMT 6140 - Supply Chain and Process Management 
MKTG 6140 - Business Process Management
MGMT 6170 - Leading People and Organizations