Current Students:

See the Recommended Academic Plans for more detailed course recommendations and refer to the University Bulletin for course descriptions and more degree requirements. Also be sure to check out Advice for IBE Majors and find other resources on the Current Students page.

Students can also choose a concurrent major in Finance and IBE, or Accounting and IBE.

Prospective Students:

Below is a typical course sequence for the IBE bachelor's degree program. Students chose one module. Modules include accounting/finance, supply chain management, quality control and Six Sigma, technical sales, and product design and manufacture. Schedules will vary by student, depending on areas of interest and their chosen module.

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (3 credits)
  • Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4 credits)
  • Chemical Principles I (3 credits)
  • English Composition (3 credits)
  • Arts Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 16 credits

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (4 credits)
  • Programming for Engineers with C++ (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Graphics and Solid Modeling (3 credits)
  • Humanities Course (3 credits)

Total Credits: 16 credits

Semester 3

  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • Physics: Mechanics (4 credits)
  • Legal Environment of Business (2 credits)
  • Social & Ethical Environment of Business (2 credits)
  • Effective Speech (3 credits)
  • Health and Physical Activity (1.5 credits)

Total Credits: 18.5 credits

Semester 4

  • Financial and Managerial Accounting (4 credits)
  • Statistics (4 credits)
  • Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (4 credits)
  • Mechanics for Technology: Statics (3 credits)
  • Effective Writing: Technical Writing (3 credits)

Total Credits: 18 credits

Semesters 5, 6, 7, and 8

A range of Penn State Behrend courses is available to you in your third and fourth years. Your schedule will depend on your areas of
focus and your interests.

  • Upper-Division Required Courses
    Corporation Finance; Basic Management Concepts; Introduction to Business Information Systems; Principles of Marketing; Supply
    Chain Management; Project Management; Strategic Product Development and Product Realization Capstone
  • Upper-Division Supporting Courses
    Mechanics for Technology: Introduction to Statistics for Business; Electrical Circuits and Power Distribution; Electrical
    Circuits I; Digital Electronics; Introduction to Digital Systems; Strength of Materials; Strength and Properties of Materials;
    Engineering Thermodynamics I; Thermodynamics; International Trade and Finance; International Finance; Global Marketing;
    International Management

This represents a typical course sequence; your schedule will vary depending on your interests. It is recommended that you consult your academic adviser before scheduling any courses. See for detailed degree requirements and course descriptions.