Background Knowledge for the MBA program
As a participant in the joint BS/MBA program, the student will, while completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Science degree, also complete the prerequisite coursework for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program and take up to four MBA courses (12 credits) during the senior year. Two of those courses will be included in the student’s undergraduate degree program and then subsequently transferred into the student’s MBA degree program.
In addition, the student may take two MBA courses in the final semester of the undergraduate program under the “senior petitioner” mechanism.
Knowledge Area: Course Options
- Management Accounting: ACCT 251
- Beginning Fall 2013 this course will be ACCT 222
- Financial Accounting: ACCT 252
- Beginning Fall 2013 this course will be ACCT 221
- Macroeconomics: ECON 251G, ECON 304, or ECON 372
- Statistics: A ST/E ST/STAT 251G, E ST 311, STAT 371, I E 310G, I E 311, I E 365, I E 460, or CH E 311
- Calculus: MATH 142G, MATH 191, MATH 192, or MATH 291
- Finance: FIN 341, I E 451, C E 450, CH E 451
- Marketing: MKTG 303
Engineers generally excel in the development of new and improved products and improving the processes used to manufacture those products.
MBAs are particularly skilled at directing organizational resources toward achieving the tactical and strategic goals of the organization.
MBA program graduates who have solid undergraduate engineering backgrounds can be expected to have excellent quantitative skills, the expertise to understand and take part in the technical aspects of product development and production, an understanding of the tools and techniques used in business decision-making, a solid background in business practices, and well-developed problem-solving and people skills.
MBAs possessing all of these capabilities are highly sought after in today’s global marketplace.