Coordinator: Alexis N. Sommers, Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University
The Graduate School has always encouraged interdisciplinary studies. To foster a broader expertise in the areas of business administration and industrial engineering, a student can earn degrees in both fields by successfully completing the dual degree program.
The program is intended for students with undergraduate engineering or technical degrees from programs accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, or demonstrated equivalent. Students entering this program are expected to be competent in mathematics through calculus. Those with insufficient mathematics background are required to take approved mathematics courses (e.g., M 610 - Fundamentals of Calculus ) outside/in addition to the program requirements.
Applicants with degrees in fields other than industrial engineering are required to take a number of undergraduate courses, or otherwise demonstrate proficiency in areas normally included in an undergraduate industrial engineering program.
Applicants are required to meet the requirements outlined in the admissions policy sections of each relevant degree program.
The M.B.A./M.S.I.E. program consists of 69 credits. Up to 9 of these credits may be waived on the basis of undergraduate course work, leaving a minimum requirement of 60 credits. Any waivers of course work from the M.B.A. side of the curriculum must meet the waiver guidelines of the M.B.A. program. Waivers must be approved in writing by the appropriate department and are contingent upon subsequent academic performance. Graduate credit may be transferred from other accredited institutions subject to Graduate School policy on transfer credit detailed elsewhere in this catalog.
The residency requirement for the two degrees shall be 60 credits completed at the University of New Haven.
Students in the dual degree program must complete the business administration capstone course MG 669 - Strategic Management . In addition, they must complete an industrial engineering special project or thesis within the elective portion of the program. The special project requirement may be satisfied by taking a project course in a group setting, when offered. A designated area of study may be indicated for each industrial engineering project course; the instructor will offer direction and assist students in the development of substantial individual projects. Particular requirements or prerequisites may be set for the course. With special approval, a student may take an individual research project courses or write a thesis (as listed in the catalog).