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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Engineering BS/MBA

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Admission Criteria

  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.500 required
  • Matriculated student with academic good standing at the University at Buffalo.
  • Satisfactory performance in a series of core courses (see below). There are two paths to meet this requirement.
    1. Standard: Completion of four core courses with a combined core course grade point average of at least 2.500.
    2. Fast-Track: Completion of at least two of the four core courses (graded on an A-F bases) with a combined core course grade point average of at least 3.000.

Engineering Core Courses:

  1. Calculus 1 (MTH 141 or MTH 153)
  2. Calculus 2 (MTH 142 or MTH 154)
  3. General Chemistry 1 (CHE 101, CHE 105, or CHE 107)
  4. General Physics 1 (PHY 107 or PHY 117)


Current students wishing to pursue the Industrial Engineering BS must follow the instructions on the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Supplemental Application. See the complete School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Admissions Policies for details.

Course Requirements

Industrial Engineering Core (90 credits)

One Engineering Science Elective(3 credits)

Two Technical Electives (6 Credits)

Must include one of the following 

Additional IE Technical Electives (credits)

Other technical electives (TEs) may be drawn from courses at the 400-level with the prefix of IE, or courses at the 300/400-level with the following prefix (note exceptions below): 

  • BE
  • CE
  • CIE
  • CSE
  • EAS
  • EE
  • ENS
  • IE
  • MAE
  • MDI
  • MTH (300/400 Level)
  • PHY (300/400 Level)

The following courses are excluded because they substantively duplicate coursework required for the IE degree or are otherwise inconsistent with the objective of the elective requirement

MBA Core (30 Credits)

  • MGA 603 - Financial Accounting for Managers Credits: 2
  • MGB 610 - Organizational Behavior  Credits: 2
  • MGF 611 - Financial Analysis for Managers  Credits: 2
  • MGO 658 - Entrepreneurship Foundations  Credits: 2
  • MGG 635 - Management Communication  Credits: 2
  • MGM 615 - Marketing for Managers  Credits: 2
  • MGQ 608 - Statistical Analysis for Managers  Credits: 3 
  • MGA 605 - Accounting for Management Decision-Making Credits: 2
  • MGE 604 - Business Economics  Credits: 2
  • MGO 620 - Operations Management  Credits: 2
  • MGO 640 - Business Strategy  Credits: 2
  • MGS 605 - IT for Managers  Credits: 2
  • MGS 605 - Information Technology (IT) Managers Credits: 2
  • MGG 601 - Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability Credits: 2
  • MGX ### - Internship Credits: 3


MBA Electives (18 credits)

Contact the School of Management for management elective options.


**Additional 300- and 400-level courses in management, economics, and psychology may also be acceptable; please see the ISE department for additional information and explicit permission to use the course for a technical elective.

Total Credits Required for Undergraduate Major: 99

Additional Degree Requirements Include:

  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 164 credit hour total

Total Undergraduate Credits Required: 116

Total Credits Required for MBA: 48

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 164

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

Students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes) to be in good standing and graduate with an undergraduate degree. To maintain academic standards and determine eligibility for continued enrollment, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reviews the academic records of all students in an approved undergraduate SEAS major. This academic review is conducted at the end of each fall and spring semester.

Students apply directly to the School of Management during their junior year to be admitted to the MBA Program. Students must meet all applicable admission criteria and deadlines to be accepted to the graduate portion of the combined degree.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Review Policy

Transfer Credit Policy

Students seeking an undergraduate engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must complete 30 undergraduate credit hours of junior/senior level courses required in their major at the University at Buffalo.


Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

Total Credits: 17 or 18

Total Credits: 16 or 17

Second Year Fall

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 16 or 17

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 16

Fourth Year Fall

  • Credits: 4
  • MGB 610LEC - Organizational Behavior Credits: 2
  • MGQ 608LEC - Statistical Analysis for Mngrs Credits: 2
  • MGO 658LEC - Entrepreneurship Foundations Credits: 2
  • MGA 603LEC - Financial Acctg for Managers Credits: 2
  • MGF 611LEC - Fin Analysis for Managers Credits: 2
  • MGQ 635LEC - Management Communications Credits: 2
  • MGM 615LEC - Marketing for Managers Credits: 2

Total Credits: 18

Fourth Year Spring

  • Credits: 3
  • IE Technical Elective Credits: 3
  • MGO 640LEC - Business Strategy Credits: 2
  • MGO 620LEC - Operations Management Credits: 2
  • MGS 605LEC - IT for Managers Credits: 2
  • MGE 604LEC - Business Economics Credits: 2
  • MGA 605LEC - Acctg for Mgmt Decision Making Credits: 2

Total Credits: 16

Fifth Year Fall

Total Credits: 18

Fifth Year Spring

  • MBA Elective Credits: 3
  • MBA Elective Credits: 3
  • MBA Elective Credits: 3
  • MGG 601LEC - Corporate Social Responsibility/Sustainability Credits: 2
  • IE 494 (TUT) Credits: 3

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits Required: 164

Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes

The curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop the following knowledge, skills, and behaviors by the time of graduation:

  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The MBA component of the curriculum is designed so that students will:

  • Develop knowledge and skills essential for effective management.
  • Be able to analyze complex information in order to make informed, ethical decisions with the consideration of various stakeholders.
  • Be effective team members, will develop essential communication skills, and will develop cultural competence for a global environment.


(HEGIS: 09.13 INDUSTRIAL MANAGEMT ENG, CIP14.3501 Industrial Engineering)


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