Can I be an engineer with a degree in management?

I have already graduated college with a bachelors degree in general management. I was a math major for 3 years, but stupidly allowed one professor to deter me from continuing. I stood out as a math student in college, and continue to regret my decision to hastily change my major. I am a manager at a hotel with a lot of experience. In this position I am constantly thinking of ways to stay above all other hotels in the area, and we are the best in the area. I have changed many procedures at this hotel and have taken ideas and ran with them here. I have recently been looking at engineering jobs. A friend of mine is one, and it sparked my interest. I am becoming more and more interested, but I am not sure if it is too late for me to start the career, as I already have a bachelors in management, and if it is not too late, what branch would best fit me? Thank you!
posted by Andrea, Douglassville on December 11, 2013

Answer by Hannah Millar

Hi Andrea - not sure if it is the same in the US (I am in the UK), but often firms here look at "Analytical Problem Solving Skills" as the key asset they look for.  This, in my view, is essential to any engineering, or project management related role.  I work in large scale systems integration, and IT, in which there are always lots of highly skilled engineers who need organised, practical problem solvers to lead the way and make sure they can deliver what is required.  It sounds like your skill set and "go getter" attitude would fit this, so I say go for it!!!