— Master of Industrial Engineering/Master of Business Administration Degree Offering to begin fall 2011
RALEIGH, N.C. – The NC State Jenkins MBA program (http://mgt.ncsu.edu/mba/) in the Poole College of Management and the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering (http://www.ise.ncsu.edu/) have announced the launch of a new Master of Industrial Engineering/Master of Business Administration (MIE/MBA) degree, allowing students to obtain both a master’s degree in industrial engineering and an MBA in two years. The MIE/MBA degree will begin in fall 2011, and will offer course and concentration options from both graduate programs. Students will select from Jenkins MBA concentrations that include biosciences management, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, innovation management, marketing management and supply chain management, and engineering courses that include advanced manufacturing, ergonomic design, production systems, logistics, information systems, and other courses from the MIE curriculum. Students can complete the coursework in four or five semesters, focusing on core MBA courses in the first year and then core MIE courses in the second year. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.mgt.ncsu.edu/mba/academic-programs/full-time/tuition/assistantships-scholarships.
“Joint degrees are not unusual – other business schools offer them. But in the Jenkins MBA, we offer a unique and large mix,” said Steve Allen, associate dean for graduate programs and research in the NC State Poole College of Management. “While other business programs offer graduate studies that blend engineering and management coursework into one degree program, NC State’s dual MIE/MBA degree program enables students to graduate within two years with two master’s degrees, with a solid knowledge base from both fields of study.”
“Industrial engineering is an extremely popular field. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics recently cited industrial engineering as the third fastest growing job market for engineers,” said Dr. Paul Cohen, head of the Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State. “Part of the field’s attraction is that industrial engineers understand how products are manufactured and how production is controlled and scheduled. They also know how to develop a supply chain. Adding business acumen and strategic thinking to this skill set should make them highly desirable employees.”
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– Spencer Stuart, a Chicago-based recruitment firm, recently found that 22 percent of CEOs working at S&P 500 companies had engineering undergraduate degrees. In fact, engineering was the most common undergraduate training for CEOs, followed by economics with 16 percent and business administration with 13 percent.
About Jenkins Graduate School of Management:
The Jenkins Graduate School of Management is part of the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management in Raleigh, N.C. In addition to the Jenkins MBA program, the NC State Jenkins Graduate School offers graduate programs in accounting and economics. The Jenkins MBA program was established in 2002 to provide graduate management education with an emphasis on technology and innovation. Its real world approach to learning brings students, top educators and professionals together in a research and technology focused environment that supports the knowledge, skills and leadership development needed for today’s global marketplace. The Jenkins MBA program offers concentrations in biosciences management, entrepreneurship and technology commercialization, financial management, innovation management, marketing management, services management and consulting, and supply chain management for both full- and part-time students. The program also offers several joint degree programs, which are: Master of Biomanufacturing, Master of Microbial Biotechnology, Master of Biomanufacturing, Master of Industrial Engineering, Master of Accounting, Master of Global, Innovation Management, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Consistently rated among the top 75 MBA programs, the Jenkins MBA continues to receive national and international attention for its commitment to quality education and research. For more information, visit http://mgt.ncsu.edu/mba/.
About the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering:
As the first named and endowed academic department in the history of the University of North Carolina system, the Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State has been educating the nation’s best and brightest for more than 80 years. Dedicated to demonstrating the type of consistent, innovative, multidisciplinary excellence that industry and academia recognize and demand, the department has a distinguished history of outstanding alumni and faculty and is actively engaged in research that will affect change for the country and the world. For more information, please visit http://www.ise.ncsu.edu/.
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