Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies Curriculum

Current Students: See the Recommended Academic Plans for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements. Also be sure to check out Advice for IBE Majors and find other resources on the Current Students page.

Students can also choose a concurrent major in Finance and IBE, or Accounting and IBE.

Typical Course Sequence

Below is a typical course sequence for the IBE bachelor's degree program. Students chose one module. Modules include accounting/finance, supply chain management, quality control and Six Sigma,
technical sales, and product design and manufacture. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest and their chosen module.

Semester 1 Credits   Semester 2 Credits
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 4 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
Rhetoric and Composition 3 Introduction to Graphics and Solid Modeling 3
Chemical Principles I 3 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
Arts Course 3 Programming for Engineers with C++ 3
First-Year Seminar 1 Humanities Course 3
Total Credits 14 Total Credits 16
Semester 3     Semester 4  
Effective Speech 4 Financial and Managerial Accounting 4
Introduction to Management Information Systems 3 Statics 3
Legal Environment of Business 2 Physics: Electricity and Magnetism 4
Social and Ethical Environment of Business 2 Technical Writing 3
Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 Statistics 4
Physics: Mechanics 4 Total Credits 18
Health and Physical Activity 1.5    
Total Credits 18.5    
Semester 5     Semester 6  
Introduction to Operations Management 3 Corporate Finance 3
Electrical Circuits 3 Digital Electronics 3
Principles of Marketing 3 Thermodynamics 3
Strength of Materials 3 International Business course 3
Basic Management Concepts 3 Module elective 3
Total Credits 15 Total Credits 15
Semester 7     Semester 8  
Strategic Product Development 3 Product Realization Capstone 3
Project Management 3 Humanities course 3
Module elective 3 Arts course 3
Module elective 3 Module elective 3
Health and Physical Activity 1.5 Module elective 3
Total Credits 13.5 Total Credits 15