MBA/MSE-Industrial Systems Engineering
The College of Business and the College of Engineering and Computer Science, through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, offers an innovative dual degree program awarding both an MBA and a Master of Science in Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering. This unique dual-degree program has been carefully developed to meet the increasing need for professionals who have expertise in both engineering and management. The MBA/MSE-ISE can be completed in 57-66 credit hours.
Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September, January, or May. Students must apply and be admitted to the MBA program and the MSE-ISE programs separately.
The program is open to students who have completed a bachelor of science degree in engineering, a physical science, computer science, or applied mathematics.
University of Michigan-Dearborn students who have been admitted to the program may take up to 6 graduate business credits during the final semester of their undergraduate program.
Applicants must meet the requirements for MSE-ISE admission, including:
- Completion of a bachelor of science degree in engineering, a physical science, computer science, or applied mathematics
- A course in Probability and Statistics (IMSE 510 or equivalent), along with knowledge of computer programming
- A course in Human Factors and Ergonomics (IMSE 501 or equivalent)
- A course in Operations Research (IMSE 500 or equivalent)
MBA Core Courses (7 courses/21 credits)
Developing and Interpreting Financial Information
MBA Applied Integrated Management (4 courses/12 credits in three areas)
- International Business (3 credits) from: BE 583 The Global Economy: Crisis and Growth (no credit if you have already completed BE 580), FIN 655 International Financial Management, MKT 622 Global Marketing, OB 610 International Dimensions of Management, OM 571 Supply Chain Management
- Capstone (3 credits): BPS 535 Strategic Planning and Decision Making
- General AIM Courses (6 credits) from: ACC 616 Corporate Actions and Reactions, BA 605 Managerial Decision Making, BPS 585 Managing Strategic Innovation and Change
MBA Electives or Optional Concentration (3 courses/9 credits)
Tailor the degree to your own interests with an optional MBA concentration in Accounting, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, or Taxation. (Students electing the Information Systems concentration in the MSE-ISE may not earn the MBA concentration in Management Information Systems. Students electing the Operations Research and Management Science track in the MSE-ISE may not earn the MBA concentration in Supply Chain Management.)
Alternatively, you may elect courses from our extensive list of graduate business courses. Students may count up to 3 credits in non-business graduate courses toward the MBA electives. Elective courses must be approved by the Graduate Program Advisor in advance.
MSE-ISE Core Courses (4 courses/12 credits)
MSE-ISE Electives or Optional Concentration (4 courses/12 credits)
MSE-ISE concentrations are unofficial. Students may complete courses from one concentration area or from any combination of the following four areas:
- Industrial and Systems Engineering, including tracks in:
Human Factors and Ergonomics
Operations Research and Management Science
- Integrated Design and Manufacturing Engineering, including tracks in:
Quality Systems Design
Advanced Manufacturing and Automation
- Information Systems, including tracks in:
Information Systems Management
Enterprise Information Systems
- Program Management and Product Development
- Complete AIM courses in at least 3 different disciplines.
- Complete no more than 4 AIM, MBA Concentration, and MBA Elective courses (12 credits) in any one discipline. (This does not apply to courses associated with the MSE-ISE portion of the dual-degree program.)
- Complete graduate business courses in at least 5 different disciplines.
No single course may be counted toward more than one requirement or concentration in the dual-degree program.
Course Waivers, Exemptions and Transfer Credit
Students may waive ACC 505, BE 530, BPS 516, FIN 531, MIS 525, MKT 515, and OB 510 if they have completed equivalent courses in an AACSB business program and have earned at least a 3.2 post-60 GPA (that is, your GPA in courses taken after your first 60 undergraduate credit hours). Students who do not meet these criteria may request to have their courses evaluated for waiver credit at the time of admission. Students must have earned a B or better in equivalent courses as a part of a degree program completed within the previous 7 years.
Regardless of waiver and exemption credits granted, students must earn at least 57 credits in the dual-degree program.
In addition, up to 6 transfer credits for previous equivalent graduate coursework can be applied to the degree if those credits have not been counted toward a degree.
Waiver and transfer credit are granted at the discretion of the program faculty.