Bachelor of Science – Integrated Business and Engineering

Follow Your Passion to Integrated Business and Engineering

Do your interests go beyond a single field of study? Are you looking to be prepared for a changing workforce? Valparaiso University is offering a bachelor of science in integrated business and engineering beginning fall 2019.

This program allows students to combine their interests in business and engineering, opening opportunities for them after graduation to work in technology and technical companies.

Graduates with this degree could have careers in multiple areas including technical sales, new business development, technical support, brand management, production planning, purchasing, operations analysis and management, plant accounting, and project management, as well as fields that are still developing. Being able to think creatively and analytically is a skill employers look for, and this program will equip graduates with the ability to succeed in the changing workforce landscape.

Program Features

  • Coursework covers business, engineering, math, science, and general education.
  • Students are be able to earn up to two minors, one in engineering (mechanical and engineering) and one in business (business administration, analytics, entrepreneurship, supply chain and logistics management).
  • Dedicated College of Business and College of Engineering faculty educate students in the classroom and beyond.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Combine critical and integrative thinking to solve problems and generate new ideas.
  • Use extensive oral communication, writing competence and teamwork to convey messages and information.
  • Understand and implement strategies that highlight ethical decisions and social responsibility alongside functional area knowledge to create a path for excellence.

Merging Business and Technology – For Your Future

At Valpo, we prepare students for both personal, as well as professional, success. Our undergraduate business program uses a three-pronged approach:

General Education arts and sciences courses: this University-wide core strengthens your business communication and critical thinking skills while introducing you to global cultures.

Choose one three-credit course from geography (designated), political science and international relation, social work (designated), sociology, or gender studies (Note 4)

One of the following options: Three-credit course from a specified list of approved diversity courses Smester abroad in one of the International Study Programs, the Chicago Urban Studies Semester, or the Washington Semester Programs

General Education – Details
CORE 110 The Human Experience 5 Cr.
CORE 115 The Human Experience 5 Cr.
MATH 131 Calculus I 4 Cr.
MATH 132 Calculus II 4 Cr.
One of the Following Options:
KIN 100 Healthy Lifestyles 1 Cr.
KIN 101 Wellness and Stress 1 Cr.
PHYS 141 Physics I 3 Cr.
PHYS 141L Physics 141L 1 Cr.
PHYS 142 Physics II 3 Cr.
CHEM 115 Chemistry I 4 Cr.
One of the Following Options:
STAT 240 Statistical Analysis 3 Cr.
IDS 205 Business Statistics 3 Cr.
THEO 200 Christian Tradition 3 Cr.
Humanities 3 Cr.
One of the Following Options:
Fine and Performing Arts
Philosophy (except PHIL 145)
ECON 221 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Cr.
ECON 222 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Cr.
Social Science 3 Cr.
Cultural Diversity Course 3 Cr.
Total General Education 51 Cr.

Engineering courses: this block of critical engineering courses gives you an overview of the process and technology of engineering

Engineering Core – Details
GE 100 Fundamentals of Engineering 2 Cr.
GE 109 Statics 3 Cr.
ME 125 MATLAB 1 Cr.
One course from the following options:
ME 102 Computer-Aided Design 1 Cr.
CE 151 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 1 Cr.
Writing Intensive Course – One of the following options:
ME 201 Technical Writing for Mechanical Engineers 1 Cr.
ECE 211 Technical Writing for Electrical and Computer Engineers 1 Cr.
CE 213 Technical and Professional Writing in Civil Engineering 1 Cr.
ME 261 Analog Circuits Laboratory 0.5 Cr.
ECE 281 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 2.5 Cr.
Engineering/Technical Electives 15 Cr.
Total Engineering Credits: 26 Cr.

Business courses: this block of core courses gives you an overview of critical business principles and tools

Business Core – Details
BUS 100 Introduction to Business 1 Cr.
BUS 100L 0 Cr.
BLAW 104 Legal Environment of Business 3 Cr.
IDS 115 Business Applications for Decision Making 3 Cr.
ACC 205 Financial Accounting 3 Cr.
ACC 206 Managerial Accounting 3 Cr.
MGT 304 Management and OB 3 Cr.
FIN 304 Financial Management 3 Cr.
IDS 340 Statistics for Decision Making 3 Cr.
MKT 304 Marketing Management 3 Cr.
IDS 306 Global Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 Cr.
IDS 310 Introduction to Business Analytics 3 Cr.
MGT 305 Business Ethics 3 Cr.
MGT 475 Business Policy and Strategy 3 Cr.
MGT 475L Business Policy and Strategy Lab (Capstone) 0 Cr.
MGT 395 Internship Experience 1 Cr.
Total Business Credits: 52 Cr.

The BSIBE program requires a real-world application of your new skills through an Internship or Cooperative Education placement. In addition, during the senior year, each student participates in an integrative capstone course that focuses on policy determination while examining ethical and social issues that confront modern business organizations.