The Role of Higher Education in Technical Management 831279
Successful and effective management, leadership and administration in manufacturing industry requires unique blends of talent, intellect, developmental experience and appropriate educational preparation. None of the prime corporate functions (engineering, manufacturing, sales, finance) should be absent from the resume of any aspirant to policy level management.
A university degree is the foundation for entrance to the track toward policy level management. At the undergraduate level, only very narrow programs of study are currently in evidence to serve this interdisciplinary objective. At the graduate level, only partial realization is to be found. Two undergraduate proposals are advanced to respond to the need.