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Integrated Business and Engineering

Learn to bring an engineering mindset to your career in business. Our Integrated Business and Engineering (IBE) program bridges the gap between business and engineering, preparing graduates to make business decisions grounded in technology, engineering and math.

This unique cohort program is offered in partnership with Purdue’s College of Engineering and launched in fall 2021. As an IBE student you will take first-year engineering school coursework. You’ll choose one of four specialty areas:

  • Data Analytics
  • Financial Engineering
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Student Designated Specialty Area (the sky’s the limit! *Academic advisor approval required.)

By the end of your program, you’ll have taken roughly 60% business classes and 40% engineering classes.

IBE PLAN OF STUDY

A Transformative Education

IBE students are challenged with formidable math classes and also take several programming courses. Those admitted to the elite IBE program who haven't had any programming experience in high school will take a summer programming prep course to set them up for success.

In addition to developing this heightened skill set, IBE students also benefit from corporate partner-involvement in courses, and from special hands-on experiences:

  • Participate in EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service), a service-learning design program in which teams of students partner with local and global community organizations, to help address human, community, and environmental needs.
  • In the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) program, you engage in research and design projects related to active research by Purdue faculty and in national, international, and industry- sponsored design challenges. Check out one of the extraordinary VIP experiences that help IBE students integrate business with engineering.

These transformative learning experiences earn you academic credit while inspiring innovative approaches to real-world challenges.

IBE students also benefit from competing in an annual hackathon. This collaborative event has an industry co-sponsor who provides funding, a real-world problem to solve, and company representatives who act as coaches, mentors and judges.

As an IBE student, you can deepen your cohort ties by joining the IBE living learning community.

Your next giant leap awaits.

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“The IBE curriculum has given me both technical skills and increased my business acumen. I am not only learning things like accounting and coding, but how to deal with real-life business scenarios and lead a team effectively. The Daniels School not only teaches you the skills needed to land your dream job, but also how to succeed in that position once you get there.”

Ella McCoy
Integrated Business and Engineering, Class of 2025

LAUNCH & GROW YOUR CAREER

Graduate from the IBE program and you’ll be ready to tackle industries’ biggest challenges. We know solutions often sit at the intersection of disciplines, and IBE students become fluent in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) languages, making them excellent problem-solvers.

With a degree in Integrated Business and Engineering, you could be a:

Data Analyst

Organizational Consultant

Technical Project Manager

Technology Consultant

BUSINESS & YOU

At the Daniels School of Business, you can shape your college experience to fit your passions and goals.

Personalize your degree without adding to your time as an undergraduate student, and add a master’s degree in as little as one additional semester. Enrich your skill set and career prospects by taking advantage of key academic opportunities:

Your life outside the classroom will also be a rich one, and as busy as you want it to be. Participate in case competitions, join a learning community, serve on the School of Business Council, and much more.

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