Graduate and Professional Programs

Industrial Engineering and MBA

BS Industrial Enginereering/
MBA

For more information, contact:

Dr. Gino Lim, Industrial Engineering, ginolim@central.uh.edu

Meagan Chang, MBA Program, lmchang@bauer.uh.edu

Overview

The BS in Industrial Engineering/MBA offered by the C. T. Bauer College of Business and Cullen College of Engineering is the first joint program of its kind at the University of Houston. The program equips its students with each discipline’s necessary technical knowledge as well as the business acumen to advance quickly within an organization. The five-year program is academically rigorous, rare in the marketplace and will provide students with both management and technical skills.


Program Requirements & Admissions

Interested students should apply to and gain admission to this joint program after the completion of key first-semester sophomore year courses in Engineering. Most students will apply and be admitted into the program during their junior year. Admission to the MBA program will be conditional on successful completion of the Engineering curriculum, maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and meeting the following requirements.

Applicants should take all standardized tests required by both Bauer College and Cullen College prior to entering the program, including but not limited to the GMAT, which should be completed with a score of 600 or better before the end of the senior year. Students who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate appropriate English communication skills to the satisfaction of Bauer College before beginning senior year.

Deadline to apply is March 1 (during junior year).

Applicants Will Be Chosen on the Basis of:
  • Standardized test scores
  • Academic performance in courses at UH; a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher is currently being proposed as the threshold
  • Demonstrated potential for success in both programs
  • Personal interview with faculty/administrators from both colleges
Admitted Students
  • Once admitted, students will first pursue a BS in the Industrial Engineering Program.
  • Students will participate in three internships while pursuing the engineering program which will take place in the summers after the sophomore, junior, and senior years.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of the Engineering curriculum, students will enter immediately into Bauer College’s Full-Time MBA Program.
Time to Completion

Applicants should be able to complete requirements for both degrees in as little as five years after enrolling at UH, earning an MBA 12 months after starting this joint program. (It takes 22 months to earn an MBA in our regular full-time program.)


Sample Degree Plan

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Program Cost

Tuitions and fees are set individually by each college.

 

 

 


BSIE/MBA SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN | Download the PDF

Program information is subject to change.

YEAR 1
FALL (17 HRS) SPRING (16 HRS)
CHEM 1372
Fundamentals of
Chemistry for Engineers
(3 hrs)
INDE 1331
Computing for Engineers
(3 hrs)

CHEM 1117
Fundamentals
of Chemistry for
Engineers Laboratory
(1 hr)

ENGL 1304
First Year Writing II
(3 hrs)
ENGL 1303
First Year Writing
(3 hrs)
HIST 1378 or 1379
The United States since 1877
(3 hrs)
HIST 1376 or 1377
The United States to 1877
(3 hrs)
MATH 1432
Calculus II
(4 hrs)
MATH 1431
Calculus I
(4 hrs)
PHYS 1321
University Physics I
(3 hrs)

Humanities
Core Course

(3 hrs)

 
YEAR 2
FALL (16 HRS) SPRING (16 HRS)
INDE 2333
Engineering Statistics I
(3 hrs)
MECE 3400
Introduction to Mechanics
(4 hrs)
MATH 2433
Calculus III
(4 hrs)
ENGI 2304
Technical Communications
(3 hrs)
PHYS 1322
University Physics II
(3 hrs)
INDE 3333
Engineering Economy I
(3 hrs)
INDE 2331
Computer Applications
for Industrial Engineers
(3 hrs)
POLS 1336
U.S. and Texas
Constitutions and Politics
(3 hrs)
Social Science
Core Class

(3 hrs)
MATH 3321
Engineering Math
(3 hrs)
Internship Following Year 2
YEAR 3
FALL (16 HRS) SPRING (15 HRS)
INDE 3382
Stochastic Models
(3 hrs)
INDE 3362
Computer Aided
Design/Manufacturing
(3 hrs)
INDE 3364
Engineering Statistics II
(3 hrs)
INDE 4331
Analysis of
Industrial Activities
(3 hrs)
INDE 3432
Manufacturing Processes
(4 hrs)
INDE 4369
Facilities Planning
and Design
(3 hrs)
INDE 3310
Statistical Process
Quality Control
and Improvement
(3 hrs)
INDE 3381
Linear Optimization
(3 hrs)
POLS 1337
U.S. and Texas
Constitutions and Politics
(3 hrs)
Visual and
Performing Arts Course

(3 hrs)
Internship Following Year 3

 

YEAR 4 (BS DEGREE TOTAL:127)
FALL (16 HRS) SPRING (15 HRS)
INDE 4370
Discrete Event Simulation
(3 hrs)
INDE 4315
Supply Chain Design
and Management
(3 hrs)
INDE 4111
Industrial
Engineering Seminar
(1 hr)
INDE 4334
Engineering
Systems Design
(3 hrs)
INDE 4320
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing
(3 hrs)
INDE 4337
Human Factors
and Ergonomics
(3 hrs)
ECE 3336
Introduction to Circuits
and Electronics
(3 hrs)
INDE 4372
Operations Control
(3 hrs)
ACCT 6331*
Financial Accounting
(3 hrs)
FINA 6387*
Managerial Analysis
(3 hrs)
Internship Following Year 4
YEAR 5
FALL (16.5 HRS) SPRING (16.5 HRS)
FINA 6A35*
Managerial Finance
(1.5 hrs)
MIS 6A41*
Information Systems
(1.5 hrs)
SCM 6A01*
Production and
Operations Management
(1.5 hrs)
MANA 6A25*
Ethical Leadership
and Critical Reasoning
(1.5 hrs)
MARK 6A61*
Marketing Administration
(1.5 hrs)
MANA 6A32*
Organizational Behavior
& Management
(1.5 hrs)
GENB 6A50*
Business Communication
(1.5 hrs)
MBA Elective
(3 hrs)
MANA 6A83*
Strategic Analysis
(1.5 hrs)
MBA Elective
(3 hrs)
MBA Elective
(3 hrs)
MBA Elective
(3 hrs)
MBA Elective
(3 hrs)
MBA Elective
(3 hrs)
MBA Elective
(3 hrs)
 
YEAR 5
SUMMER (3 HRS) DOUBLE COUNTED (48 HRS)
MBA Elective
(3 hrs)
ACCT 6361*
Financial Accounting
(3 hrs)
Internship
(recommended)
FINA 6387*
Managerial Analysis
(3 hrs)
  INDE 2333
Engineering Statistics I (prerequisite for INDE 3364)
  INDE 3364
Engineering Statistics II (substitutes for BZAN 6310)
(3 hrs)
  INDE Elective
Industrial Engineering elective
(3 credit hours counts as 1.5)
(1.5 hrs)
  INDE Elective
Industrial Engineering elective
(3 credit hours counts as 1.5)
(1.5 hrs)
  Total double-counted courses (12 hrs)

*MBA core course
Note that MBA electives can be 1.5 or 3 credits. The outline above is one example of how the electives may be structured. Students can also take the 3 credit electives.

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