Management Skills for Engineers Overview

taught by Dr. Scott Bryant

Course description

In this course you will learn about the 4 functions of management: planning, leading, organizing and controlling. You will be able to identify and use all four functions as a manager. And you will be able to apply these functions to the Mann Gulch Disaster, which cost the lives of 13 smokejumpers in Montana.

Dr. Scott Bryant
Dr. Scott Bryant
Professor of Management

Dr. Scott Bryant currently serves as a Professor of Management at Montana State University. He received his Ph.D. in management and organizations from the University of Oregon in 2002. He has a BA (1990) and an MBA (1998) from Seattle Pacific University.

Dr. Bryant loves teaching people how to manage more effectively. He's taught undergraduates, MBAs, graduate students in accounting, science and engineering as well as practicing technical managers. His primary focus is on improving people management skills including: personality, conflict, negotiation, motivation, supportive communication, and leadership.

He worked for several years in a small advertising agency and a technology startup in Seattle. His experience with technology companies in the Seattle area has prompted an interest in researching how high-tech, entrepreneurial firms manage knowledge to create sustainable competitive advantages. He has conducted research projects at Microsoft, Nike, Planar and published articles in leading management journals. Scott’s recent research has focused on leadership, growth mindset and Emotional Intelligence.