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What is Systems Management?
Systems Management is a new program unique to the Department of Systems Engineering (DSE). Systems Management (SM) is the study of defense acquisition, design, and management systems in accordance with performance requirements, budget, and schedules. This means you will study the engineering relationships between the management tasks of staffing, organizing, planning, and financing, as well as the human element in production, research, service and Army organizations. This highly relevant, contemporary program builds on the traditional roles of the basic applied sciences and systems analysis while emphasizing management functions in a technical setting.
Why Study Systems Management?
Simple – Demand! There is increasing demand for trained professionals that not only understand military doctrine and tactics, but also the management of organizational resources. You will develop a unique skill set that shapes you to be intellectually capable and professionally motivated to meet the challenges of transforming our military through the acquisition process.
The Systems Management Major combines specific core courses with traditional engineering, systems engineering, finance and organizational management courses. Through these courses, you will develop an understanding of how to apply engineering concepts and principles to engineering related projects, management issues, and technology-laden organizations.
Note: No Thermo, Juice or Advanced Math courses are required of an SM major. The SM major requires a total of only 40 courses allowing some cadets to possibly pursue a minor, or simply take extra courses in an area of academic interest outside of the SM major.
Real World Clients. Real World Problems. Real World Application.
This field of study prepares you for a career with the Department of Defense or DoD contractors such as UPS, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and many, many more. As a Systems Management major, you can expect to acquire skills commensurate to those which are exhibited not just in the Army, but in any professional field. A Systems Management degree prepares you to be a leader in project management, quality engineering, systems analysis, systems engineering, or acquisition management.
Grad School Preparation
SM provides the foundation for advanced degrees in, Business (MBA), Engineering, Network Systems Management and more. A Systems Management degree balances the technical, business, communication and leadership aspects necessary to serve the Army and Nation by teaching you design, engineering, testing and evaluation, production, operations and support of quality systems.
Awards and Honor Societies
• Excellence in Systems Management Award
• Potential ABET Accreditation in 2008
• Membership opportunity with the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Systems Management prepares you for a successful career in ANY organization.
In today’s high-tech Army, the systems manager oversees the acquisition of large-scale, complex systems crucial to operational readiness. Systems Management enables the systems manager to focus on the overall design of a system to ensure that it will meet the needs of all stakeholders including operators, maintainers, and commanders. You will learn to act as an intermediary between decision makers with operational requirements, and the users who provide solutions to the problems. As such, your study will touch on the technical, business, communication, and leadership aspects necessary to serve in any professional discipline.
Technology, Experience and Training
You will gain valuable experience utilizing state-of-the-art technology to solve problems. The laboratories in our department use the same technology as the Army and business world today. DSE is the only undergraduate program in the country offering this technology. Your ability to apply this technology will be far beyond that of your peers.
Your Systems Management studies will culminate with a Capstone course in which you will apply your professional and technological skills to address a problem for a real world client. Current potential clients include PEO Soldier (which focuses on individual Soldier combat equipment and protection), Booz Allen Hamilton, Army Research Lab, the Engineering Research and Development Center and other military organizations.
Questions About Systems Management? Contact us:
LTC Kelly Ward
CPT Guy Huntsinger