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Product Development [PD]

Track Adviser: Professor Dan Frey (danfrey@mit.edu)

The mission of the Product Development Track (PD Track) is to prepare future leaders in engineering of new products. The PD Track includes many subjects from the school of management and is a good option for students interested in management careers or entrepreneurship. Major areas covered by the PD track include design, manufacturing, economics, marketing, organizational behavior, accounting, and intellectual property law. Further, the PD track curriculum is structured such that it is complementary to the Management minor offered by the Sloan School.

Students are encouraged to take 14.01: Principles of Microeconomic early in their career.  Since it is not an upper level course (and is a HASS), it cannot be counted in the concentration however, it is a prerequisite for other subjects essential to product development.

Recommended Course 2 Subjects

Suggested Concentration Subjects

In addition, students who are interested in designing electro-mechanical systems are encouraged to take classed in course 6 (e.g. 6.002). PD track students are encouraged to intern with design or manufacturing companies during the summer of their sophomore or junior years.

Sample Schedules

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