Colorado School of Mines launches its first quantitative, data-driven undergraduate business degree
Colorado School of Mines, one of the nation’s top-ranked STEM universities, is launching its first undergraduate business degree.
The Bachelor of Science in Business Engineering and Management Science will begin enrolling students in the fall of 2021. The new degree program is built on a solid foundation of math and engineering fundamentals – as are all programs at Colorado School of Mines – and will prepare graduates to be leaders in an increasingly data- and technology-driven business world.
Students in the Business Engineering and Management Science program will receive comprehensive training in the latest quantitative business tools, with a focus on two core areas: Data Analytics and Operations Research, and Business Principles. In addition, each student will choose two tracks in which to specialize: Business Analytics, Financial Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Advanced Manufacturing, and Technology Management.
“This is very deliberately a Mines business degree,” said Scott Houser, interim director of the Division of Economics and Business. “This is what the future of business will be built on — not just case studies and best practices, but also data and quantitative analysis.”
And while Business Engineering and Management Science is a new offering at the undergraduate level, the program traces its lineage to Mines’ popular Engineering Technology Management master’s program, which the Division of Economics and Business has offered since 2001.
“The Bachelor of Science in Business Engineering and Management Science lies at the intersection of technical skills and business training and will enable our students to be the business leaders that are needed in today’s rapidly changing, technology-focused world,” Mines Provost Richard C. Holz said. “For undergraduates who have an eye on engineering but really want to pursue impactful business careers, this program is perfect. The development of this new program is aligned with our MINES@150 strategic plan and was inspired by corporate leaders.”
To learn more about undergraduate programs at Mines, go to https://www.mines.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/.