Dual MBA/MISE

Overview

The College of Engineering and the College of Business offer a dual degree program for students who would like to earn both a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) and in Industrial and Systems Engineering (MISE). Industrial Engineers often have opportunities to quickly move into management positions because of their interaction with people and the broad perspective of their work.  The dual degree is offered both as an on-campus program and as an online graduate program.  Students in the dual program must graduate with both degrees simultaneously.

The MISE/MBA is a 55 semester-hour program administered jointly by ISE and the MBA program.  The program saves the student six hours of course work over completing both degrees separately. The MISE part of the program consists of 15 hours of INSY core courses, a minimum of six (6) hours of INSY electives, an additional six (6) hours of INSY or related electives, and a one (1) hour INSY seminar course. The MBA part of the program consists of twenty-one (21) hours of BUSI required courses, and an additional six (6) hours of BUSI or related electives.  For the MBA, students without two years full time work experience will be required to do a 3-credit hour internship in summer in place of one of the 3-hour BUSI or related electives. 

This dual degree program provides graduates with a solid foundation in traditional business subjects, practical leadership and team building experience, a clear understanding of social and ethical issues, and a mastery of new technologies and their impact on the changing global business environment. Skills in team-building and innovative thinking are emphasized throughout this integrated curriculum.

Prospective Students and Admissions Requirements

Admission for the combined program requires completing separate applications for both the Colleges of Engineering and Business. Applicants must meet admission requirements for both MBA and MISE programs.  However, they may be admitted to both colleges through the use of one standardized exam, either the GRE or GMAT.  Also, a student can apply, be admitted and begin studies in either the MBA or MISE program and later enter this dual program. If a student begins the MISE program first (and not the dual program), they will have to take the GRE exam.  Acceptance into one program does not guarantee acceptance into the other program.  Application to the dual program requires only one application fee.  Please contact the Graduate School (gradadm@auburn.edu ) to have the second fee waived.

On-campus students in the dual MBA/MISE program should plan to start in Fall semester because everyone goes through the MBA portion of the program together as a cohort taking the same classes full time until they graduate together.  Students in the outreach program may start in either Fall or Spring semester.  Beginning in Summer semester isn't recommended.  Most of the applicants to this dual program have undergraduate degrees in engineering.  Other students with strong mathematical backgrounds, including at least a year of calculus, are also encouraged to apply.  Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering should refer to Required Background .

Suggested Course of Study (courses don't necessarily have to be taken in the semesters shown):  Graduate distance courses end in "6".  For example, replace INSY 7300 with INSY 7306 for the distance version.

Fall Semester 1

3 credits

INSY or related elective

3 credits

INSY 7300

Advanced Engineering Statistics I

3 credits

BUSI 7130

Strategic Analysis and the Competitive Environment

3 credits

BUSI 7140

Organizational Leadership and Change

1 credit 

INSY 7950 

Seminar 

Spring Semester 2

3 credits

INSY 6600

Manufacturing / Production Economics

3 credits

BUSI 7220

Operations and Information Technology for Competitive Advantage

3 credits

BUSI 7230

Cost Analysis and Systems

3 credits

INSY Elective

Any graduate course with an INSY prefix

Summer

3 credits

BUSI 7920

MBA/MISE Internship (Study Abroad/ Internship/ Independent Study Project) or elective if student has 2 years work experience

Fall Semester 3

3 credits

INSY Elective

Any graduate course with an INSY prefix

3 credits

INSY Elective

Any graduate course with an INSY prefix

3 credits

BUSI 7110

Financial Analysis

3 credits

BUSI 7980

Integrated Project and Case Analysis

3 credits

BUSI or related elective

Spring Semester 4

3 credits

INSY 7420

Linear Programming and Network Flows

3 credits

INSY Elective

Any graduate course with an INSY prefix

3 credits

BUSI 7210

Marketing and Consumer Theory

3 credits

INSY or related elective

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Last Updated: 11/9/17 2:26 PM