The 3/2 Industrial Engineering (IE) / Master of Business Administration (MBA) program provides high-achieving IE students an option to complete both a Bachelor of Science of Industrial Engineering (BSIE) degree in the College of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in the E. J. Ourso College of Business in five years. Pursuing these degrees independently would take six or more years to complete.
IE students apply for admission to the Flores MBA Program during the second semester of their third year. To be considered for admission, students must take the GMAT or GRE, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and must submit academic transcripts and two letters of recommendation. Please refer to our admission requirements for more details of this process.
Once admitted to the IE/MBA format, students will:
- Accelerate the undergraduate program through advanced placement credit and summer / intersession / independent study work so that most requirements for their BSIE program are met by end of junior year.
- Earn up to nine credit hours of MBA 7000 level coursework is also applied towards Technical Elective requirement in the BSIE undergraduate curriculum. These courses must be taken while also enrolled in the MBA program.
- Pursue an internship during the summer following their senior (4th) year, which will count towards three credit hours of MBA elective requirement as well as IE Tech Elective A.
Students admitted to the MBA program will be awarded their BSIE degree during their fourth year and their MBA degree during their fifth year of study.