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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Master of Industrial Engineering / MS Finance


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C.T. Bauer College of Business  / Cullen College of Engineering  > Department of Finance   / Department of Industrial Engineering  > Finance, MS / Master of Industrial Engineering

 

The Bauer College of Business and the Cullen College of Engineering offer a Master of Science in Finance (MSF) and Master of Industrial Engineering Dual-Degree Program. This dual-degree program allows students to prepare for careers in which the understanding of both engineering and finance is critical. 

This dual-degree program provides students with the opportunity to complete the degree requirements for the MSF and the MIE in a shorter period of time than if the two degrees were pursued separately While each of the degrees requires 30 semester credit hours (SCH) of the graduate coursework, the MSF-MIE dual-degree program requires a total of 48 credit hours.  Upon completion of the requirements for each degree, the student shall be awarded the two degrees simultaneously. 

Admissions


Students applying for the combined MSF-MIE dual-degree program are required to have a Bachelors’ Degree from an accredited program in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

Candidates for the  MSF-MIE dual-degree program must apply and be admitted separately to each of the programs involved; (admission to one has no official bearing upon admission to the other. Students must be admitted to both programs within a year, and they need to plan ahead, so they can time the GMAT and or GRE scores; admission to the MIE program requires GRE scores). Students may be admitted to the MSF program starting in the Fall or Spring terms, but starting the Fall is recommended. Students may be admitted to the MIE program starting in the Fall or Spring terms. 

Candidates for the MSF-MIE dual-degree program must follow the separate application procedures of the Bauer College  of Business and the Cullen College of Engineering. Information about the application procedure for the MSF program can be found at http://www.bauer.uh.edu/msfinance. Information about the application procedure for the MIE program can be found at http://www.ie.uh.edu/graduate/admissions.

Upon acceptance to both programs, the applicant must petition the program directors for admission to the MSF-MIE dual-degree program. Each school has a designated director for the MSF-MIE program to provide  academic advising for dual-degree program students; the MSF-MIE petition form is available from either department. 

Students who are already admitted to either the MSF program or the MIE program, but not both will be permitted to apply  for admission to the MSF-MIE dual-degree program if they have completed no more than 18 of the 30 SCH of graduate coursework required for the degree. 

Degree Requirements


Coursework


Elective courses will be chosen to reflect the career interest of the students and  the dual nature of the program, with the guidance from program directors and the academic advisors.  The program directors may create detailed academic plans and recommended curricula for the dual-degree program, in collaboration with selected faculty. 

Students should consul with academic advisors  and program directors about their curriculum. For information on the feasible or recommended curriculum designs and course sequences, please visit these webpages: 

Upon completion of at least 24 SCH of graduate coursework in each of the two programs, up to 6 credit hours from the MIE curriculum will apply towards the MSF degree (as elective credit), and up to 6 credit hours from the MSF curriculum will apply towards the MIE degree (as elective credit). Which courses are to be applied in this way must be described in the student’s petition form; any changes of the approved petition form require the approval of the graduate advisors or program directors. 

Grades earned for courses from the MSF curriculum will not be considered in computing the student’s overall average, class rank, or eligibility for honors in the Cullen College of Engineering, or in the determining whether the student is maintaining the 3.0 minimum graduate GPS required by the Cullen College of Engineering for graduation. The effect shall be as if the courses were taken on a pass/fail basis.  Likewise, grades earned for courses from the MIE curriculum will not be considered in computing the student’s overall average, class rank, or eligibility for honors in the Bauer College of Business, or in determining whether the student is maintaining the 3.0 minimum graduate GPA required by the Bauer College of Business for graduation.

Once enrolled in both programs of the dual degree, the highest tuition of both programs will be charged.

 

Graduation


To graduate, the student must meet all graduation requirements of both colleges. No courses taken from either college will be officially counted towards the degree from the other college until the student has completed all requirements and is eligible to receive both degrees. The student must file or graduation from the University of Houston with both degrees in the same term. MSF-MIE dual-degree student will receive two diplomas. 

Should the student fail to complete the MSF degree,  he/she would be allowed to apply a maximum of 6 SCH from the MSF curriculum towards the MIE degree. Should the student fail to complete the MIE degree, he/she would be allowed to apply a maximum of 6 SCH from the MIE curriculum towards the MSF degree. This acceptance is contingent on the courses satisfying guidelines for both programs, regarding electives taken outside the college. 

 

Information


For information about the MSF program, please visit http://www.bauer.uh.edu/msfinance/ or contact the Graduate and Professional Programs office at (713) 743-0700.

For information about the MIE program, please visit the https://www.ie.uh.edu/graduate/degree-programs or contact an academic advisor at (713)743-5504.

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