Master of Industrial Engineering

Acquire the knowledge needed for industrial engineering and management skills within a variety of specific concentrations.

One student's perspective:

"The MIE/MBA program is great for a person like me coming from an industrial engineering background as it throws light on not just the technical aspects of a business but also the managerial. It's the best of both worlds where the subject is studied from two different perspectives. The knowledge you gain from an interdisciplinary course like this is designed to make one a well rounded professional."
-Niveditha Sunderraj, MIE/MBA 2013

Introduction

Students graduating from the dual MIE and MBA program will receive both the Master of Industrial Engineering degree and the Master of Business Administration degree. During the first year, students will focus primarily on completing the core MBA course sequence, and during the second year, they will concentrate on completing the course requirements for the MIE degree. To satisfy dual-degree requirements for the MBA program, students would be required to complete an MBA concentration. Depending on the concentration chosen, the program is structured so that students can complete both degrees in four or five semesters, starting in the fall or summer semester.

Students will be admitted to the program in a two-step process: The ISE department will first consider each applicant’s qualifications for pursuing the MIE degree, and then those applicants accepted for MIE studies will be forwarded to the business school for consideration for MBA studies (although applicants are still required to apply separately to each program). Unless otherwise noted, it is expected that applicants will abide by all of the specific requirements for each degree. Applicants will be required to take the GRE for admission to the MIE program and either the GRE or the GMAT for admission to the MBA program. Students will have access to the same career and program resources as all other MBA and MIE students. All students are expected to pursue their degrees full time and will pay the same tuition rates as MBA students.

MBA Requirements

All Dual Degree students will work with an MBA Advisor on developing a plan to meet their MBA requirements.

Two pathways to completion are offered based on the concentration chosen.

Supply Chain Management Concentration.

  • At minimum, Dual Degree MBA/MIE students must complete 35 credit hours for the MBA program. For students pursuing the Supply Chain Concentration, of those hours 26 must be unique to the MBA Program and can not be used toward any other degree and up to 9 hours can be shared with the MIE requirements.
  • Core Classes: 21 Hours
    • Students will take the MBA core classes in their first year according to the typical Full-time MBA Schedule.
    • Should take ST 516 (shared hours) in place of MBA 506 and MBA 507
  • Concentration Classes: 12 Hours
    • MBA 549
    • 1 other Supply Chain Class (such as MBA 542, MBA 543, MBA 545, MBA 553)
    • 2 more Supply Chain classes or approved ISE classes (such as ISE 553, ISE 553, ISE 723, ISE 711, ISE 754)
  • MBA Electives: 2 hours
  •  Practicum
    • MBA 549 counts toward this requirement
  • Analytics/Quantitative Course
    • Can count toward hours for concentration or elective (such as MBA 542, MBA 543, MBA 545, MBA 553)

Other Concentrations

  • At minimum, Dual Degree MBA/Industrial Engineering students must complete 45 credit hours for the MBA program. For students pursuing non-Supply Chain Concentration, of those hours 30 must be unique to the MBA Program and can not be used toward any other degree and 3 hours can be shared with the MIE requirements.
  • Core Classes: 21 Hours
    • Students will take the MBA core classes in their first year according to the typical Full-time MBA Schedule.
    • Should take ST 516 (shared hours) in place of MBA 506 and MBA 507
  • Concentration Classes: 12 Hours
  •  Practicum
    • Can count toward hours for concentration
  • Analytics/Quantitative Course
    • Can count toward hours for concentration or elective