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Financial Decision-Making for Engineers

Colin K. Drummond


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A much-needed practical guide, particularly suited for readers with engineering or science backgrounds, that provides the financial decision-making skills needed in the business world​

For engineers with little or no business background this book provides the financial decision-making skills necessary for a management career. Based on materials used by students in a Masters of Engineering and Management program at Case Western Reserve University and informed by both classroom and industry experience, this essential guide can be used in courses or independent study. The chapters introduce and integrate key concepts relevant to basic management, accounting, and finance that will enhance the critical thinking and confidence necessary for success as a chief technology officer or in any business career.

Praise For Financial Decision-Making for Engineers

“A thorough guide . . . well-crafted.”—Civil Engineering

"Drummond’s choice of emphasis is clearly informed by extensive practical experience teaching these topics. This book represents the creative synthesis of a very broad body of interdisciplinary knowledge." —Daniel Egger, Duke University

"A comprehensive resource with every practical facet of accounting, finance, and engineering economy laid out for the engineer to consider. Important reading as the financial impacts of management become increasingly critical to success." —Eric H. Ledet, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Yale University Press, 9780300192186, 400pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2018

About the Author

Colin K. Drummond is professor and assistant chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University.