SAM AND IRENE BLACK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Advice for Interdisciplinary Business with Engineering Studies Majors (IBE)
It is important that you take the required courses in sequence during the semester recommended. Otherwise you'll fall behind and potentially delay graduation.
In your seventh semester (Fall of senior year) you must take MGMT 475W followed by MGMT 476 in the Spring of your senior year. Please note that these two courses will not be offered until Fall 2010 and will always be taken over the complete academic year beginning with the Fall. In other words, graduates will most likely complete their requirements in May and not December.
Unless otherwise noted, these courses must be taken in the semester indicated in order for you to graduate on time!
Other Important Recommendations:
If you have any questions regarding scheduling, feel free to e-mail Dr. Diane Parente at email@example.com, call her at 814-898-6436, or stop at her office in Room 254 of the REDC Building.
There are several paths from which a student may transfer. Depending on the semester in which the student makes the decision to transfer and the program from which the student transfers, although the program may be completed in four years, transfer may delay graduation. You should note that the capstone is only offered as a two-semester sequence in the Fall and Spring terms respectively. The capstone will be offered for the first time in the Fall semester 2010 and Spring 2011. The first graduates of the program will be in the Spring of 2011.
From other PSU campuses: A student may take all or nearly all of the courses prescribed in the first two years at many of the PSU campuses. The student should follow the first two years of the program to the extent possible. The RAP should be consulted. Students should contact PSU Behrend at their earliest convenience regarding their intent to transfer to Behrend into IBE. Transfer should occur by the 5th semester so that graduation is not delayed..
Critical issues include Math 140-141 sequence as well as science-based chemistry and physics. Students will meet the entrance to major requirements if they follow the RAP.
From non-PSU institutions: Depending on the offerings of their institution, a student may take all or nearly all of the courses prescribed in the first two years. The RAP should be consulted. Students should contact PSU Behrend at their earliest convenience regarding their intent to transfer to Behrend into IBE. Transfer should occur by the 5th semester so that graduation is not delayed.
From Engineering: The first year of Engineering is almost indistinguishable from IBE. If students enter the second year in Engineering with no business courses, extreme care must be given to scheduling to minimize the delay in graduation.
From Engineering Technology : Transfer into IBE is reasonable although math and science credit transfer is taken on an individual basis.