3/2 Joint BS Industrial Engineering (BSIE) / Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programs

The 3/2 program provides highly capable Industrial Engineering students an option to complete both a BSIE degree and MBA degree in 5 years.  Normally this would take 6 or more years to complete.

To be considered for the program, students must take the GMAT or GRE during their junior year and apply for admission to MBA at end of junior year. As part of the application process, an interview is required with the MBA coordinator and/or admissions committee. While there is a minimum requirement of 3.0 overall GPA and 600 GMAT/314 GRE to apply, special emphasis is given to assessing the student’s maturity and likelihood of success in the 3/2 program, and students with above minimum scores may not be admitted.

If admitted, students pay MBA premium tuition for their final two years. In addition, students must earn a 3.0 or higher on all coursework applied to the MBA program.

The MBA and BSIE degrees would normally be awarded concurrently at the end of the 5th year. Note that you must complete the BSIE degree before or concurrent with the MBA in order to complete the MBA.

Accelerated completion of the two degrees is accomplished by:

  • Students in BSIE accelerate the undergraduate program through advanced placement credit and summer / intersession / independent study work so that most requirements for their BSIE program are met by end of junior year.
  • Up to 9 ch of MBA 7000 level coursework is also applied towards Technical Elective requirement in the BSIE undergraduate curriculum. These courses must be taken while co-enrolled in the MBA.
  • Up to 9 ch of senior level IE coursework eligible for graduate credit is also applied toward the MBA elective requirements. These courses must be taken while co-enrolled in the MBA.
  • Students should conduct an internship during the summer following their senior (4th) year, which will count towards 3ch of MBA elective requirement as well as IE Tech Elective A.

3/2 BS Industrial Engineering & MBA

125 Credit Hours BSIE, 52 Credit Hours MBA, with 18 Credit Hours Overlap = 162 Credit Hours Total for Both Degrees

Freshman Year Semester Hours
Chemistry 1201, 1202 6
Construction Management 1020 2
Industrial Engineering 1002, 2060 6
English 1001 3
Math 1550, 1552 9
Physics 2110, 2108 4
Communication Studies 1061, 2060

3

 

33

Sophomore Year Semester Hours
Biology 1001, 1201 3
Industrial Engineering 4113 or ISDS 4113 3
Civil Engineering 2450 3
Economics 2030 3
Electrical Engineering 2950 3
Industrial Engineering 2400, 3302 6
Math 2090

4

Mechanical Engineering 2733

3

General education arts, humanities, social sciences course

3

 

31

 

 

Junior Year Semester Hours
Civil Engineering 3400 3
Industrial Engineering 3201, 3520, 4362, 4453, 4461, 4516 18
Industrial Engineering Tech Elective A 3
English 200 3
General education arts, humanities, social sciences course

6

 

33

Junior Summer Intercession Semester Hours
Mechanical Engineering 4633 3
 

3

 

 

4th Year - Fall Semester Hours
Industrial Engineering 4530 Lean Systems 3
BADM 7010 Practice of Business 1
BADM 7020 Managerial Statistics 3
BADM 7030 Understanding Financial Info  3
BADM 7100 Marketing Administration

3

  13

 

4th Year - Spring Semester Hours
Industrial Engineering 4425 Info Systems 3
BADM 7010 Practice of Business 1
BADM 7060 Elements of Cost Management 3
BADM 7090 Financial Management 3
BADM 7120 Operations Managment

3

  13

 

 

4th Year - Summer Semester Hours
BADM 7000 MBA Internship

3

  3

 

 

 

5th Year - Fall Semester Hours
Industrial Engineering 4597 Senior Design 2
BADM 7010 Practice of Business 1
BADM 7200 Economic Environment of the Firm 3
BADM 7050 Information Systems 3
BADM 7070 Understanding Behavior in Organizations

3

MBA Elective 

3

  15

 

5th Year - Spring Semester Hours
Industrial Engineering 4520 Supply Chain 3
Industrial Engineering 4598 Senior Design Capstone II 2
BADM 7010 Practice of Business 1
BADM 7190 Managing Sources of Competitive Advantage 3
BADM 7140 Legal Environment of Business

3

  10

A sophomore summer internship could alternatively occur junior year summer with minor changes in curriculum flow (for instance, taking CE3400 sophomore year summer, and ME3633 junior year).