Business and Engineering

Major: Business and Engineering
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Business and Engineering (BSBAE)
Calendar: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 184.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years); One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.1301
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-1021

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 curriculum combines coursework in business and engineering, 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 quantitative decision-making within a business context, technology innovation management, and operations management. They complete a minor in business as well as a concentration in engineering. Graduates of this program will be well prepared to participate in innovative technological efforts in business.

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, technology innovation management, and other functional business areas
  • Complete a course of study in an engineering discipline 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 to improve the functioning of technically oriented businesses through operational competencies

About the Business Minors

All Business and Engineering students are required to complete a business minor under the curriculum, and they will have the ability to choose from any of the business minors that are currently offered by the LeBow College of Business:

About the Engineering Concentrations

All Business and Engineering students are required to complete an engineering concentration under the curriculum, and they will have the ability to choose from the following:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • General Engineering

For more information on the specific courses for the concentration, please refer to the Degree Requirements page.

Additional Information

For more information about the program or to schedule an appointment, please contact the Department of Decision Sciences and MIS.

Degree Requirements 

General Education Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COM 310 [WI] Technical Communication (WI)3.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
Select one of the following:3.0-4.0
Technology in Historical Perspective
Business Ethics
Engineering Ethics
UNIV B101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV B201 [WI] Career Management1.0
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
Business Requirements
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ACCT 116Managerial Accounting Foundations4.0
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
BUSN 102Foundations of Business II4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ECON 202Principles of Macroeconomics4.0
FIN 301Introduction to Finance4.0
INTB 200International Business4.0
MGMT 201Introduction to Technology Innovation Management4.0
MGMT 450Strategy and Competitive Advantage4.0
MIS 200Management Information Systems4.0
MKTG 201Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
OPM 200Operations Management4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior (WI)4.0
STAT 205Statistical Inference I4.0
STAT 206Statistical Inference II4.0
Business and Engineering Focus
Quantitative Decision Making in Business
OPR 320Linear Models for Decision Making4.0
Select one of the following:4.0
Customer Analytics
Data-Driven Digital Marketing
Advanced Decision Making and Simulation
Six-Sigma Quality Implementation
Introduction to Data Mining for Business
Technology Innovation Management
Select one of the following:4.0
Designing Innovative Organizations
Competing in Technology Industries
Technology Management
Operations Management
Select one of the following:4.0
Information System Project Management
Service Operations Management
Operations Planning
Engineering Requirements
ENGR 111Introduction to Engineering Design & Data Analysis3.0
ENGR 113First-Year Engineering Design3.0
ENGR 131Introductory Programming for Engineers3.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
Business Minor *16.0
Engineering Concentration **15.0
Total Credits184.0-185.0

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 Program. 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.

Sample Plan of Study

4 year, no co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0CHEM 1024.5VACATION
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CHEM 1013.5ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGR 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGR 1133.0 
MATH 1214.0ENGR 1313.0MATH 2004.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1224.0MGMT 2014.0 
 15 17.5 18.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1154.0ACCT 1164.0ECON 2014.0VACATION
CIVC 1011.0ENGR 2323.0ENGR 2204.0 
ENGR 2313.0PHYS 1024.0MIS 2004.0 
PHYS 1014.0STAT 2064.0OPM 3214.0 
STAT 2054.0   
 16 15 16 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 2024.0INTB 2004.0BLAW 2014.0VACATION
FIN 3014.0ORGB 3004.0COM 3103.0 
MKTG 2014.0Business Minor elective4.0Engineering concentration*3.0 
OPR 3204.0Engineering concentration*3.0Business Minor elective4.0 
 16 15 14 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
PHIL 1053.0Select one of the following:4.0UNIV B2011.0 
Select one of the following:4.0MGMT 4504.0 
Select one of the following:3.0-4.0 
 
 
Select one of the following:4.0 
Engineering Concentration4.0 
Engineering concentration*3.0  
Business minor*4.0  
 Engineering concentration*3.0  
 Business minor*4.0  
 14 15 12-13 
Total Credits 184-185

4 year, 1 co-op

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0CHEM 1024.5VACATION
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CHEM 1013.5COOP 101*1.0 
ENGR 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1214.0ENGR 1313.0ENGR 1133.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1224.0MATH 2004.0 
  MGMT 2014.0 
 15 17.5 19.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1154.0ACCT 1164.0ECON 2014.0ECON 2024.0
CIVC 1011.0ENGR 2323.0ENGR 2204.0FIN 3014.0
ENGR 2313.0PHYS 1024.0MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0
PHYS 1014.0STAT 2064.0OPM 2004.0OPR 3204.0
STAT 2054.0   
 16 15 16 16
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
INTB 2004.0BLAW 2014.0COOP EXPERIENCE*COOP EXPERIENCE*
ORGB 3004.0COM 3103.0  
Business Minor elective4.0Engineering concentration**3.0  
Engineering concentration**3.0Business Minor elective4.0  
 15 14 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
PHIL 1053.0Select one of the following:4.0UNIV B2011.0 
Select one of the following:4.0MGMT 4504.0 
Select one of the following:3.0-4.0 
 
 
Select one of the following:4.0 
Engineering concentration3.0 
Engineering concentration**3.0  
Business minor**4.0  
 Engineering concentration**3.0  
 Business minor**4.0  
 14 15 11-12 
Total Credits 184-185

5 year, 3 co-ops

First Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
BUSN 1014.0BUSN 1024.0CHEM 1024.5VACATION
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CHEM 1013.5COOP 101*1.0 
ENGR 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
MATH 1214.0ENGR 1313.0ENGR 1133.0 
UNIV B1011.0MATH 1224.0MATH 2004.0 
  MGMT 2014.0 
 15 17.5 19.5 0
Second Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ACCT 1154.0ACCT 1164.0COOP EXPERIENCE*COOP EXPERIENCE*
CIVC 1011.0ENGR 2323.0  
ENGR 2313.0PHYS 1024.0  
PHYS 1014.0STAT 2064.0  
STAT 2054.0   
 16 15 0 0
Third Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ECON 2014.0ECON 2024.0COOP EXPERIENCE*COOP EXPERIENCE*
ENGR 2204.0FIN 3014.0  
MIS 2004.0MKTG 2014.0  
OPM 3214.0OPR 3204.0  
 16 16 0 0
Fourth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
INTB 2004.0BLAW 2014.0COOP EXPERIENCE*COOP EXPERIENCE*
ORGB 3004.0COM 3103.0  
Business Minor elective4.0Engineering concentration3.0  
Engineering concentration3.0Business minor elective4.0  
 15 14 0 0
Fifth Year
FallCreditsWinterCreditsSpringCredits 
PHIL 1053.0Select one of the following: 4.0UNIV B2011.0 
Select one of the following:4.0MGMT 4504.0 
Select one of the following:3.0-4.0 
 
 
Select one of the following:4.0 
Engineering concentration3.0 
Engingeering concentration**3.0  
Business minor**4.0  
 Engineering concentration**3.0  
 Business minor**4.0  
 14 15 11-12 
Total Credits 184-185

Facilities

LeBow College of Business opened its 12-story, 177,500-square-foot home, Gerri C. LeBow Hall in September 2013. Located in the heart of Drexel University campus, it forms a gateway to Drexel and serves as a backdrop to the historic statue of A.J. Drexel (Moses Ezekiel, 1904). 

The building’s organization unites the school’s various constituencies around a five-story-high atrium ringed by 15 classrooms of varying sizes and configurations, including a finance trading lab. The atrium is immediately accessible from main entrances at the three corners of the building. An open stair within the atrium leads to a 300-seat auditorium, 100-seat lecture hall, and a behavioral studies lab one floor below. Other amenities consist of 19 collaboration rooms, 3,500 square feet of student lounges and quiet study areas, a bank of four elevators and full ADA accessibility, and an event space with catering capacity. The building's upper floors contain faculty and staff offices interspersed with seminar and conference rooms. 

Gerri C. LeBow Hall brings together faculty, students, and staff in a state-of-the-art building on the University City campus. Please visit the LeBow College of Business webpage, the Behavioral Lab webpage, the Finance Trading Lab webpage, and the SAP Next-Gen webpage to learn more about Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

Co-Op/Career Opportunities

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities. To learn more about career opportunities and resources, see the Career Guides provided by the Steinbright Career Development Center.

Decision Sciences & MIS Faculty

Murugan Anandarajan, PhD (Drexel University) Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor. Cyber crime, strategic management of information technology, unstructured data mining, individual internet usage behavior (specifically abuse and addiction), application of artificial intelligence techniques in forensic accounting and ophthalmology.
Orakwue B. Arinze, PhD (London School of Economics). Professor. Client/Server computing; Enterprise Application Software (EAS)/Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP); knowledge-based and decision support applications in operations management.
Avijit Banerjee, PhD (The Ohio State University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Interface with Marketing, Pricing Revenue Management, Inventory Control, Operations Planning and Scheduling, Production Planning and Control, Supply Chain Management
Hande Benson, PhD (Princeton University). Professor. Interior-point methods, Large Scale Optimization, Mathematical Programming, Nonlinear Optimization, Operations and Supply Chain Optimization, Optimization Software, Portfolio Optimization
Qizhi Dai, PhD (University of Minnesota). Associate Professor. Business Value of Information Technology, eCommerce, Economics of Information Technology, Information System Management.
Christopher Gaffney, PhD (Rutgers University, New Brunswick). Assistant Clinical Professor. Applied Probability, Decision Theory, Risk Analysis
David Gefen, PhD (Georgia State University) Provost Distinguished Research Professor. Professor. Strategic IT management; IT development and implementation management; research methodology; managing the adoption of large IT systems, such as MRP II, ERP, and expert systems; research methodology, eCommerce; Online Auctions; Outsourcing; SAS; Technology Adoption.
Seung-Lae Kim, PhD (Penn State University) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Inventory control, Production Planning and Control, Quality Management, Six-Sigma, Supply Chain Management
Jinwook Lee, PhD (Rutgers University, New Brunswick). Assistant Professor. Decision Models, Mathematical Programming, Risk Assessment Stochastic Optimization, Stochastic Processes.
Jeongsik Lee, PhD (University of California Los Angeles). Assistant Professor. Economics of Innovation; Social networks; Technology management
Benjamin Lev, PhD (Case Western Reserve University). Trustee Professor. Inventory Control, Mathematical Programming, Operations Planning and Scheduling.
Merrill W. Liechty, PhD (Duke University). Clinical Professor. Bayesian statistics, portfolio selection, higher moment estimation, higher moment estimation, Markov Chain Monte Carlo
Hazem 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 Austin). Professor. Applied Econometrics, Data Mining, Econometric Techniques, Reliability of Statistical and Econometric Software.
Fariborz Y. Partovi, PhD (The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania) Department of Decision Sciences. Professor. Manufacturing Technology Development, Quality Implementation, Quality Management, Service Management, Six-Sigma
Matthew Reindorp, PhD (University of Maryland College Park) Interim Department Head, Decision Sciences & MIS. Associate Clinical Professor. Real Options, Simulation, Stochastic Processes, Supply Chain Finance, Supply Chain Management
Samir Shah, DPS (Pace University). Clinical Professor. Drexel University's Provost Fellow India Partnerships
Wenjing Shen, PhD (University of Michigan) Department of Decision Sciences. Associate Professor. The interface of operations management and marketing; inventory management; supply chain management.
Min Wang, PhD (Columbia University) Department of Decision Sciences. Associate Clinical Professor. Healthcare Operations Management, Inventory Control, Production Planning and Control, Service Management, Supply Chain Management
Chaojiang Wu, PhD (University of Cincinnnati). Assistant Professor. Computational Statistics, Data Analytics, Data Mining, Decision Models, Predictive Analytics
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