Now earn BOTH
a B.B.A. in Business Administration & a B.S. in Industrial Engineering
with ONLY 1 extra semester!
The Engineering Leadership Excellence Program (ELE) is a joint effort between the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) in the Bagley College of Engineering and the College of Business that allows students to earn both the B.B.A. in Business Administration and the B.S. in Industrial Engineering. Both degrees are accredited by their respective accrediting bodies and this ELE is designed to allow students interested in both business and engineering to earn degrees in both.
ISE is concerned with designing and improving systems to make products or provide services. ISE looks at the “big picture” of what makes organizations work best. Students in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering learn and research how to design, improve, and control systems of people, materials, information, equipment, energy, and capital to increase quality, safety, and profitability. Industrial and systems engineers provide innovative solutions to the complex problems faced by virtually all enterprises operating in today’s global economy. It is no surprise, then, that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that of the more than 18 fields of engineering in the United States, ISEs are among the top three employed.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree gives students the flexibility to gain a general knowledge of various aspects of the business world. Also described as “general business,” the Business Administration major is the most popular and most flexible program the College of Business offers. This major teaches students the universal functions of business, such as planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and budgeting—as well as how to organize these resources efficiently.