Business and Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering (BSBE): 185.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The major in business and engineering combines two of Drexel's most exciting programs, linking business and engineering to provide students with expertise in both fields.

The program contains a broad-based business and engineering curriculum, enabling graduates to work successfully in technically oriented business positions. Students complete a set of broad functional business core courses along with a firm foundation in science, mathematics, and engineering. Students also study more deeply the areas of operations management, entrepreneurship, finance, and marketing, while also studying the functional areas of engineering. Graduates of this program will be well prepared to participate in innovative technological efforts in business.

The major gives students the opportunity to learn important concepts in functional business areas such as accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law, marketing, organizational behavior, operations, and statistics.

Mission

The Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering program provides students the opportunity to:

  • Learn important concepts in functional business areas such as accounting, economics, finance, information systems, law, marketing, organizational behavior, operations, and statistics.
  • Study in more depth the areas of operations, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing and other functional business areas.
  • Complete a broad education in engineering disciplines after completing a firm foundation in science and mathematics.
  • Develop skills in technical communication and critical reasoning.
  • Study ethical issues faced by managers and engineers, and understand technology from a historical perspective.
  • Apply acquired skills in co-op work experiences to further enhance their knowledge base.
  • Study entrepreneurship from a management and finance perspective for preparation in innovative technological efforts.
  • Learn the operational aspects of business operations to improve the functioning of technically oriented businesses.

About the Business Minors

Although students are not required to complete a business minor under the curriculum, they will have the ability to complete any of the business minors that are currently offered by the LeBow College of Business.  Students may also elect to complete a non-business minor to supplement the Business and Engineering major.

Business Minors

Degree Requirements 

General Education Requirements
COM 310 [WI] Technical Communication (WI)3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
HIST 285Technology in Historical Perspective3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 123Calculus III4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
MATH 201Linear Algebra4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PHIL 301Business Ethics3.0
or PHIL 315 Engineering Ethics
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience2.0
Science and Computing Requirements
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
Business Requirements
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior (WI)4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 260Introduction to Entrepreneurship4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
STAT 205Statistical Inference I4.0
STAT 206Statistical Inference II4.0
Business and Engineering Focus
Operations Management
OPR 320Linear Models for Decision Making4.0
OPM 321Planning and Control of Operations4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Advanced Decision Making and Simulation
Applied Statistical Models for Business
Six-Sigma Quality Implementation
Entrepreneurship
Select one of the following:4.0
Directed Study in Entrepreneurship
Technology Management
Business Plan for Entrepreneurs
Finance
Select one of the following:4.0
Intermediate Corporate Finance
Entrepreneurial Finance
Marketing
Select one of the following:4.0
Marketing Research
New Product Development
Business Electives
Three courses selected from one or more Business Concentrations *12.0
Engineering Requirements
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 180Special Topics in Engineering (Computation Lab I)2.0
ENGR 180Special Topics in Engineering (Computation Lab II)1.0
Engineering Elective A
Select three of the following:9.0
Process Material Balances
Digital Logic Design
Introduction to Thermodynamics
Introduction to Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Statics
Introduction to Infrastructure Engineering
Engineering Elective B
Select one of the following:3.0
Process Energy Balances
Electrical Engineering Principles
   and Electrical Engineering Principles Laboratory
Foundations of Computer Aided Design
Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering I
One Additional Engineering Elective3.0
One elective in one of the above engineering disciplines
Total Credits185.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 2
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGR 180Special Topics in Engineering (Computation Lab I)2.0
 Term Credits16.5
Term 3
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
ENGR 180Special Topics in Engineering (Computation Lab II)1.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
 Term Credits16.5
Term 4
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
MATH 123Calculus III4.0
STAT 205Statistical Inference I4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 5
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
MATH 201Linear Algebra4.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
STAT 206Statistical Inference II4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
OPR 320Linear Models for Decision Making4.0
OPM 321Planning and Control of Operations4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
Engineering Elective A*3.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
MGMT 260Introduction to Entrepreneurship4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
Engineering Elective A*3.0
COM 310 [WI] Technical Communication3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 9
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
HIST 285Technology in Historical Perspective3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 10
Engineering Elective A3.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Directed Study in Entrepreneurship 
Technology Management 
Business Plan for Entrepreneurs 
UNIV B101 [WI] The Drexel Experience1.0
FIN 302Intermediate Corporate Finance4.0
or 
Entrepreneurial Finance 
PHIL 301Business Ethics3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
MKTG 347New Product Development4.0
or 
MKTG 326Marketing Research4.0
Engineering Elective B3.0
Select one of the following: 
Applied Statistical Models for Business 
Six-Sigma Quality Implementation 
Advanced Decision Making and Simulation 
Business elective 4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
Business Electives 8.0
Engineering Elective A3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 185.0

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Decision Sciences Faculty

Edward Arnheiter, PhD (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) Department of Decision Sciences. Clinical Professor. Quality implementation and management, supply chain, statistical quality control, six sigma.
Avijit Banerjee, PhD (The Ohio State University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Supply chain management; operations planning and scheduling; inventory control.
Hande Yurttan Benson, PhD (Princeton University) Department of Decision Sciences. Associate Professor. Nonlinear optimization, interior-point methods.
Oben Ceryan, PhD (University of Michigan Ann Arbor) Department of Decision Sciences. Assistant Professor. Pricing revenue management; inventory control; production planning and control supply chain management.
Neil Desnoyers, MS (Drexel University) Department of Decision Sciences. Assistant Clinical Professor. Decision sciences.
Seung-Lae Kim, PhD (Penn State University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Production planning and control; inventory control; Just-In-Time (JIT) and Supply Chain Management (SCM).
Benjamin Lev, PhD (Case Western Reserve University) Department Head, Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Operations research/management science, statistics, applications, engineering management.
Merrill W. Liechty, PhD (Duke University) Department of Decision Sciences. Associate Clinical Professor. Bayesian statistics, portfolio selection, higher moment estimation.
Arunkumar Madapusi, PhD (University of North Texas Denton) Department of Decision Sciences. Assistant Clinical Professor. Manufacturing technology development; quality management; supply chain management; interface with information systems.
Hazem Diab Maragah, PhD (Louisiana University) Department of Decision Sciences. Associate Professor. Statistical quality control, total equity management, applied statistics.
Bruce D. McCullough, PhD (University of Texas) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Applied econometrics; reliability of statistical and econometric software; business data mining.
Thomas P. McWilliams, PhD (Stanford University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Statistical quality control; sequential analysis.
Fariborz Y. Partovi, Ph.D. (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. The use of analytical hierarchy process and quality function deployment for strategic decisions in manufacturing and service organizations.
Wenjing Shen, PhD (University of Michigan) Department of Decision Sciences. Assistant Professor. The interface of operations management and marketing; inventory management; supply chain management.
Min Wang, PhD (Columbia University) Department of Decision Sciences. Assistant Professor.

Emeritus Faculty

Robert E. Laessig, PhD (Cornell University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor Emeritus. Management systems integration.
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