Challenges in the transition from engineering to management and suggestions on how education might assist in overcoming them

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Abstract

This paper aims to identify main challenges in the transition from engineering to management and analyse how management education can assist in this transition. In relation to the first aim it suggests that key challenges relate to delegating, communicating, directing, convincing, guiding others and being dependent on them. In relation to the second, it proposes that in addition to presenting management theory, offering examples, opportunity to practice with feedback, and case-based learning can help. More specific suggestions include developing delegation and communication skills, highlighting personality and cultural differences and managing diversity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2019
EditorsAlaa K. Ashmawy, Sebastian Schreiter
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1542-1546
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538695067
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019
Event10th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2019 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 9 Apr 201911 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
VolumeApril-2019
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567

Conference

Conference10th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2019
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period9/04/1911/04/19

Keywords

  • Challenges
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Management
  • Transition

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    Epaminonda, E., & Ktoridou, D. (2019). Challenges in the transition from engineering to management and suggestions on how education might assist in overcoming them. In A. K. Ashmawy, & S. Schreiter (Eds.), Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2019 (pp. 1542-1546). [8725227] (IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON; Vol. April-2019). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2019.8725227