Aug 03, 2020  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

M.B.A./M.S. Dual Degree: Systems Engineering Leadership Program


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The mission of the Systems Engineering Leadership Program (SELP) is to educate working engineers and scientists in the engineering and business disciplines that will make them leaders of highly complex technical endeavors within their sponsoring organizations.

The SELP will confer two degrees upon its graduates: an MBA and an MS in Systems Engineering. Students may obtain either an MS in Systems Engineering or an MBA degree as a stand-alone by fulfilling the individual degree requirements. Taking the dual degree program saves the student several courses compared to the two programs taken separately.

Learning Outcomes


For the Systems Engineering M.S.:


  • Apply the fundamental principles of systems engineering to complex problems
  • Become leaders of innovative technology projects and business
  • Develop multidisciplinary skills to architect, design, and manage complex systems throughout their life cycle
  • Apply principles of project management and lean engineering to improve operational efficiency
  • Develop technical skills to model, analyze, and design integrated engineering systems

For the M.B.A.:


  • Students will be able to apply key concepts in the business-related areas of accounting, finance, marketing, operations and supply chain management, information technology, and economics.
  • Students will be able to evaluate how economic and trade issues, different cultures, and the political environment impact business situations.
  • Students will be able to utilize critical thinking skills in analyzing business situations.
  • Students will be able to integrate concepts and skills from multiple business areas when analyzing business situations.
  • Students will be able to effectively express knowledge and ideas through written communication and oral communication.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of leadership principles within themselves and in organizations.
  • Students will understand and be able to evaluate formal and informal organizational structure and processes.
  • Students will be able to analyze teamwork and interpersonal relations in an organizational setting.
  • Students will be able to apply appropriate data analysis techniques in the analysis of business situations and in decision making.
  • Students will be able to identify an ethical dilemma in a business situation and apply an ethics model or framework to propose and defend a resolution.
  • Students will be able to identify social responsibility issues and incorporate responsibility to stakeholders in their analysis of business situations.
  • Students will be able to identify sustainability issues and incorporate environmental responsibilities in their analysis of business situations.

Admissions


Both the MBA Program in the College of Business and the Systems Engineering Program in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering must accept students applying to the SELP for admission. The admissions process to both Colleges will be coordinated within the University. Prospective students need to submit only one application to the LMU Graduate Division. Submit the application to Graduate Admissions with a $50 application fee. To apply online, visit http://graduate.lmu.edu. Applicants must submit:

  • GMAT or GRE score (for admission into the College of Business Administration)
  • A transcript documenting the Bachelor's degree in engineering or science from an ABET accredited program (or equivalent) with a GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Three of more years of related work experience
  • Resume
  • Essay discussing how the two degrees fit into applicant's career development

Graduation Requirements


Students enrolled in the SELP Program are advised by the SELP Program Coordinator and can begin in any semester. The MBA portion of the program operates as a cohort that begins only in the Fall semester. The cohort requires each student to abide by the prescribed MBA curriculum  for the first year which contains no electives. MBA electives can be taken in year two of the MBA program and may include SELP courses as needed to meet both degree requirements. It is recommended that incoming students take a full course load of SELP courses  the first year of the dual-degree program, then begin the MBA cohort in year two, and select electives and additional SELP courses in year three.

In addition to the MBA Curriculum, SELP students will take a total of eight (8) Systems Engineering courses, of which four will be used to satisfy the emphasis/concentration requirement for the MBA degree. Students will also be required to take MBAH 673 /SELP 673 New Product Design and Development . Three (3) additional courses of the SELP program are part of the MBA coursework and apply to the M.S. in Systems Engineering.

MBA curriculum (no emphasis) 45 semester hours
SELP curriculum (8 courses) 24 semester hours
Overlap course (MBAH 673 /SELP 673 ) 3 semester hours
Total: 72 semester hours

 

Note:


SELP Director has the discretion to substitute other SELP coursework based on availability and Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering Dean's office approval.

Note:


When the course requirements outlined above are completed, the student will be awarded both the MBA and the MS in Systems Engineering degrees.

Schedule


The dual degree can be completed in three years by a student taking two courses each semester, including summer. When the course requirements outlined above are completed, the student will be awarded both the MBA and the MS in Systems Engineering degrees.

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