Combined BS in Information Technology/ MS in Engineering Management Pathway
Students who pursue a BS degree in Information Technology and have completed at least 75 credits and earned at least a 3.2 overall GPA may, upon recommendation from three faculty members, apply to the department to enroll in the combined BSIT/MSEM pathway. Students must also submit an online application to the University Graduate School for admission to the combined degree pathway. In addition to the admission requirements of the MSEM program, students must meet all the admission requirements of the University Graduate School.
Students need only apply once to the combined degree pathway; the application is submitted to Graduate Admissions typically before the student starts the last 30 credits of the bachelor’s degree program. A student admitted to the combined degree pathway will be considered to have undergraduate status until the student applies for graduation from their bachelor’s degree program. Upon conferral of the bachelor’s degree, the student will be granted graduate status and be eligible for graduate assistantships.
Students enrolled in the combined degree program could count up to three Management Electives toward their nine “interdisciplinary credits” in the BSIT degree program, for a total saving of 9 credit hours.
- ACG6026 Accounting for Managers
- EIN5359 Industrial Financial Decisions
- FIN6406 Corporate Finance
- MAN6167 Leadership in a Global Environment
- MAN6209 Organization Design and Behavior
- MAN6501 Operations Management
- MAN6830 Organization Information Systems
- MAR6805 Marketing Management
The combined BSIT/MSEM pathway has been designed to be a continuous program. During this combined BSIT/MSEM pathway, upon completion of all the requirements of the BSIT program, students will receive their BSIT degree. Students may elect to permanently leave the combined pathway and earn only the BSIT degree. Students who elect to leave the combined pathway and earn only the BS degree will have the same access requirements to regular graduate programs as any other student, but will not be able to use the 9 credit hours in both the BSIT and MSEM degrees.
For each of the graduate courses counted as credits for both BSIT and MSEM degrees, a minimum grade of “B” is required. Only graduate courses with formal lecture can be counted for both degrees. The students are responsible for confirming the eligibility of each course with their undergraduate advisors.
Students interested in the combined pathway should consult with their undergraduate advisor on their eligibility to the program, preferably during their junior year, since appropriate planning of coursework is required in order to achieve the full nine-credit benefit. The student should also meet the MSEM Program Director to learn about the graduate program and available tracks/courses before completing the application form and submitting it to their undergraduate advisor. Final decision for admission to the MSEM program will be made by the University Graduate School upon recommendation by the Engineering Management program director. Applicants will be notified by the Engineering Management Program and the University Graduate School of the decision on their applications.