Bridge to Business

Sponsored by Rexnord Corporation

Todd Adams
president and CEO, Rexnord

“We see great value in an engineering program that provides a solid technical background supplemented with broader business knowledge. This skill set will set graduates apart in the workplace.”

Bridge to Business for Engineers is a six-day non-credit program that gives early career engineers the business fundamentals they need to be successful. The program is a unique collaboration between Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering and the College of Business Administration. The faculty of both colleges, along with members of the local business community, have designed a curriculum that focuses on the key touchpoints between engineers and other functions within the organization. Participants will experience a mix of classroom and real-world learning opportunities through which they will learn how they can be most effective in their functional role and across the enterprise.

Bridge to Business is made possible through a generous $1 million corporate gift from Rexnord. Read the announcement.

Spring 2018 Session

Part 1:                        May 22-24, 2018

Part 2:                        June 12-14, 2018

Fee:                            $3,750.00*

*Organizations sending two participants are eligible to send a third participant for free.

Register for Spring 2018 Session

Who should attend

The program is specifically designed for early career engineers.  This includes engineers who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in engineering as well as those with a few years of experience.

Program objectives

  • Increase understanding of the various aspects of a business enterprise
  • Provide tools to effectively deliver engineering expertise cross-functionally across the organization
  • Develop skills for communication, decision making and team leadership
  • Lay the foundation for a path to become a high potential leader

Key program modules

  • Teamwork and team leadership
  • Personality and communication styles
  • Conflict and negotiation
  • Accounting and financial statements
  • Marketing channels, sales and pricing
  • Voice of the customer
  • Supply chain management

Achieved through

  • Classroom instruction delivered by Marquette faculty experts
  • Interaction with industry executives
  • An integrated curriculum that addresses the synergies between technical and business responsibilities
  • An applied approach that provides transfer of learning directly to the workplace