Senate Document Number    6910S


  Date of Senate Approval      04/08/10



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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:



APC Document 60:                                              Remove the Industrial and Engineering Management Major from the catalog



Effective Date: Fall 2010



1.  Delete:           On pages 194 and 195, the entries for Bachelor of Science in Industrial and

Engineering Management:


Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Engineering Management

The program leading to the B.S. in Industrial and Engineering Management has as its objective the combining of the fields of management and engineering. Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in the following areas: quantitative research, oral and written communication, critical thinking, team dynamics and business technology. Global relationships and ethical decision making are also integrated throughout the core curriculum. The program is directed toward preparing students for careers such as production manager, project manager, planning specialist, technical liaison, materials manager and quality control manager.


Declaration of Major

Declaring a major in Industrial and Engineering Management requires the student to complete a Declaration of Major form that must be signed by the department chair. Before declaring a major, students must satisfy the LANG 120 requirement.


General Requirements for Industrial and Engineering Management

This program requires a total of 124 semester hours. Major requirements are specified below:

                                            I.      Required courses in the major—30 hours: MGMT 313, 350, 380, 381, 384, 386, 460, 464, 487, 492.

                                          II.      Required courses outside the major—50 hours: ACCT 215; CHEM 111, 132, 145, 236; ECON 102, 306; MAE 206, 314; MSE 201; MATH 191, 192, 291; PHYS 221, 222; STAT 225.

                                        III.      Management Cognate elective---3 hours chosen from STAT 321, 325, 326 or 327.

                                        IV.      Other departmental requirements—Successful completion of MGMT 492 with a C or better demonstrates degree competency. Students must have a grade of C or better in ACCT 215 and MGMT 492 to graduate. Demonstration of oral competency is fulfilled by meeting published departmental standards regarding a designated presentation. A passing score on a standardized test after achieving junior standing demonstrates computer (business technology) competency.


2.  Delete:           On page 192, in the opening statement, the first sentence:


 Department of Management and Accountancy provides students the opportunity to pursue undergraduate major programs in Management, Accounting, and Industrial and Engineering Management.


Add:              On page 192, in place of deleted entry:


The Department of Management and Accountancy provides students the opportunity to pursue undergraduate major programs in Management and Accounting.


Impact Statement:

There will be one less major program offered by the University. The students who have already declared their majors will have the opportunity to complete the requirements, but there will be no new majors.



In the drive to make the universities in the System more “lean”, programs that were deemed to have low productivity underwent a more rigid review than the regular reviews they have experienced. The Industrial and Engineering Management degree has been highly successful in the satisfaction of its majors with their education, in the satisfaction of the business community that has hired its majors, in the level of opportunity afforded its graduates, and in its graduates’ appreciation of the University. However, the numbers that are needed to make it safe from biennial review have not been there. The Department plans to submit a document to add a concentration in Management that would have a focus in Operations Management. We anticipate the concentration will serve a greater number of students.