Corporate Finance for Technical Managers (E M 596)
It is critical for engineering and technology managers to understand the “big picture”, and this requires understanding corporate finance. To gain competitive advantage, organizations must link finance and strategy across the entire enterprise. A solid understanding of finance, beyond the department/project level, enables technical managers to participate in strategic resource allocation and decision-making. The way in which an organization raises capital, invests capital, and effectively manages capital, is fundamental to successfully achieving organizational goals. This course will equip technical managers with the skills required to communicate and collaborate with the C-suite (CFO, COO, CEO) regarding “big picture” strategic financial planning and decision-making that creates value.
Washington State University’s ETM program prepares engineering and business professionals to make strategic and operational decisions and become leaders in the management of technology. Courses provide practicing engineers with the knowledge, tools, and skills to manage projects, operations, organizations, and people.The ETM program is specifically tailored for professionals who want to advance their careers while still working full time. Learn about the ETM master’s degree and graduate certificate programs, opportunities and careers in ETM, admission requirements, and the application process. Come talk to us and see if this is the right fit for you!
Bringing VR Experiences to the World: A Journey from WSU to Silicon Valley
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
Jay and Uma Jayaram, former WSU professors, will return to campus to present the Lanning Lecture for the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture (VCEA) at 3:10 p.m. on April 5. The Jayarams will discuss the extension of their research into virtual reality (VR) technologies to form their company VOKE VR, which they sold to Intel in November 2016. This company, now known as True VR, immerses viewers at live events such as football games, fashion shows, and concerts, and was the first of its kind to deploy panoramic cameras to allow people to view live panoramic video without distortion. VOKE VR first debuted in 2012 at a WSU football game in Martin Stadium, and you likely experienced their technology at the Winter Olympics broadcast from South Korea. During this livestreamed event, the Jayarams will discuss the development of this technology as well as new developments in the business of VR.
Succeeding in today’s competitive career environment demands experience and know-how that eludes even the most sophisticated students. A career mentor can help give critical insight and guidance to students looking to build a professional network and learn from a professional in the field. Join Leanne Ralstin, Career Consultant for the Carson College of Business Center for Student Success, for a livestreamed event on how to find a mentor, how to develop that relationship, and what to expect from the experience. Register here.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 is the last day that a student may drop a course without penalty. Drops will result in the course being removed from the student’s transcript.
To drop a course, students will go to myWSU, select Student Center, click on Enroll, then choose the Drop tab.
Then they will take the following steps:
Select the class by clicking on the box to the left of the course and click “Drop Selected Classes.”
Click “Finish Dropping” to process request.
View the results of request. A green check mark under the status indicates success.
The drop will show throughout myWSU immediately, in real time.
Deadline applies only to regular term (1/8/2018 – 4/27/2018) classes.
Some holds will prevent a student from dropping a class, but not all do. Select the details link to see what impact the hold has, and what action is needed. Students must contact the appropriate office to release the hold.
After Tuesday, February 6, 2018 course withdrawals cost $5.00 each and are recorded on the student’s transcript as W’s.
After Tuesday, February 6, 2018 course withdrawals do not reduce tuition charges
The Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s online Master of Engineering and Technology Management (METM) program is again ranked among the best online graduate engineering programs in the nation by USNews and World Report. Established in 1982, WSU’s METM program serves engineers and technical professionals from around the globe who aspire to gain the skills and knowledge to more effectively manage projects, people, organizations, and technology. The program is tailored for the working professional with live, interactive online courses. WSU’s online graduate engineering offerings also include a Professional Science Master’s degree in electrical power engineering and Master of Science in software engineering. These programs aim to address high industry demand for engineers with advanced education and skills.
Members of supply chains face many conflicts between the efficient operation of the individual unit and the demands of membership in the supply chain. What is good for the Link isn’t always good for the Chain. This talk addresses the conflicts and suggests sharing both risks and profits as a breakthrough solution that integrates tactics (the method of operations of the link) with strategy (the method of operations of the chain). Please join us in a live webinar session with Dr. James Holt as he talks about the keys to success.
Dr. James R. Holt is a Clinical Professor Emeritus of Engineering Management at Washington State University focusing on practical application of Organizational Behavior, Operations Research, Statistics, Engineering Economics, Simulation, Information Systems, Constraints Management to better organizations and complex systems. He was a Principal Consultant with Management Advisory Group, Inc. and a Certified Associate of the Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute. Prior to his consulting work, he was Department Head, Engineering and Environmental Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Dr. Holt retired from the Air Force with 20 years experience in engineering, computer and technology management. He has published many articles on supply chain management, project management, maintenance and artificial intelligence. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University, an MS in Facilities Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. specializing in Industrial Engineering / Business Administration from Texas A&M University. Dr. Holt has taught at the graduate level 30 years and has advised over 100 engineering student theses and dissertations on a wide variety of topics. He retired in 2015 and lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia where he is still active with professional and community organizations. Dr. Holt is certified in the TOC Thinking Process, TOC Operations Management, TOC Project Management and TOC Holistic Strategy by the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOCICO). He chaired the Board of Directors for TOCICO, and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Eliyahu M. Goldratt Foundation, a philanthropic group for the development of new TOC knowledge. He is happily married to Suzanne for 44+ years; they have five children and twelve grandchildren.