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Virginia Tech College of Engineering MEA Webinar
October 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virginia Tech College of Engineering Master of Engineering Administration (MEA) Webinar featuring Virginia Tech Alumna Dr. Alexandra Medina-Borja
This presentation will walk attendees into the pathways by which degrees in Engineering Administration (MEA) and/or Management Systems Engineering (MSE) can catalyze the abilities to manage the performance of large organizations, particularly service organizations. The presenter will describe how this training equipped them with the knowledge and skills to navigate complex and dynamic world organizations. Among solid technical engineering knowledge, the MEA teaches professionals how to plan, execute, and monitor projects effectively, understand the organization as a complex system, and develop the performance measurement mechanisms that help the organization achieve its strategic objectives. In fact, this training provided the skills to collect, analyze, and interpret data to make data-driven decisions to manage change effectively, maximizing performance. The presenter will narrate their own journey from a MEA graduate to manager of Operations Research and Analysis of the largest disaster relief organization in the world and then Head of Evaluation of the National Science Foundation for three years.