Ferris State University

Introduction

Ferris State University prepares students for successful careers, responsible citizenship, and lifelong learning. Through its many partnerships and its career-oriented, broad-based education, Ferris serves our rapidly changing global economy and society.

Ferris State University's Core Values

Collaboration: Ferris contributes to the advancement of society by building partnerships with students, alumni, business and industry, government bodies, accrediting agencies, and the communities the University serves.

Diversity: By providing a campus which is supportive, safe, and welcoming, Ferris embraces a diversity of ideas, beliefs, and cultures.

Ethical Community: Ferris recognizes the inherent dignity of each member of the University community and treats everyone with respect. Our actions are guided by fairness, honesty, and integrity.

Excellence: Committed to innovation and creativity, Ferris strives to produce the highest quality outcomes in all its endeavors.

Learning: Ferris State University values education that is career-oriented, balances theory and practice, develops critical thinking, emphasizes active learning, and fosters responsibility and the desire for the lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

Opportunity: Ferris, with a focus on developing career skills and knowledge, provides opportunities for civic engagement, leadership development, advancement, and success.

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BSc in Business Administration

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

Building on a core of college business courses, the business administration bachelor's degree program features a sequence of business administration major courses and also provides the flexibility to specialize in an area of interest or obtain a minor through careful selection of directed electives and free electives. [+]

Building on a core of college business courses, the business administration bachelor's degree program features a sequence of business administration major courses and also provides the flexibility to specialize in an area of interest or obtain a minor through careful selection of directed electives and free electives. The specialized areas of our college business administration courses include such fields as international business, finance and real estate. Business Administration minors may be obtained in many areas, including accounting, applied statistics, computer information systems, communications, computer science, finance and human resources. Advance Your Career with a Business Administration Degree In the bachelor's degree business administration program you will study under highly qualified faculty members who have combined their academic credentials with extensive business administration work experience. You also may supplement college business administration classroom instruction with the chance to earn University credit while gaining work experience through a business administration degree internship program. The bachelor degree business administration courses and bs degree business administration courses are also offered in the Ferris State evening business administration program. Our College Business Administration BS degree courses are offered on a rotation basis for working adults. College Business Administration Graduates Get Great Jobs The Business Administration major provides an avenue for immediate business administration employment and for rapid advancement to upper levels of business management. Employers seek business administration graduates for positions ranging from business manager and sales representative to production supervisor and project planner. Graduates of the Business Administration degree program obtain business administration job... [-]

BSc in Computer Information Systems

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

The Bachelor of Science degree offered through the College of Business at Ferris prepares students to be team leaders in the development and maintenance of Business Information Systems. [+]

The Bachelor of Science degree offered through the College of Business at Ferris prepares students to be team leaders in the development and maintenance of Business Information Systems. Starting positions include application programmer/analyst, business analyst, systems analyst, networking administrators, consultants, software developers, computer support specialist, systems administrators, project leaders and web developers. To assure relevance and enduring value, our Computer Information Systems (CIS) program has been designed to align with the national standard (IS2002) established by computing professionals. In addition, we have drawn upon our tight linkages with industry to assure that our labs and our required internships provide the level of hands-on experience that ensures our students are sought after by employers who recognize Ferris as a source of skilled, knowledgeable IS/IT graduates that can hit the ground running and grow from there. Computers and Information Systems have become essential to all aspects of business and life. Professionals are needed to relate the problem-solving abilities of a computer system to an individual business department, corporation, or multi-national enterprise. This program has close relationships with the IT industry through a program advisory board, and offers internships as a practical hands-on experience. The hands-on approach in the bachelor degree gives graduates a real-world look at their professional field. Career Opportunities The need for computing professionals and executives in the country is growing as companies become more global. Almost every major challenge facing our world is turning to computing for a solution, from conquering disease to eliminating hunger, from improving education to... [-]

BSc in Computer Networks and Systems

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

Advancements in digital technologies such as computers, network communications, high-speed control, smart devices, and software create a constant demand for skilled professionals. [+]

Advancements in digital technologies such as computers, network communications, high-speed control, smart devices, and software create a constant demand for skilled professionals. The Computer Networks and Systems (CNS) graduate is prepared to take leadership roles in the application, development, and management of these technologies. Exceptional technical understanding provided by this program enables graduates to meet the challenges of an ever-evolving digital world. Computer Networks and Systems is a dynamic Bachelor of Science program targeted to these exciting digital careers. Its strong technical emphasis meets employer's needs and allows graduates an excellent foundation to enter multiple high-paying career paths. This unique curriculum balances theory with extensive hands-on experience. Career Opportunities Networking is emphasized throughout. CNS students gain extensive knowledge and experience designing, constructing, analyzing, and securing networks. Topics in electronics, microprocessors, network/computer hardware, operating systems, signaling, and software are presented throughout the program. To insure that graduates are optimally prepared, courses extend into the most current and specialized technologies. CNS also offers opportunities to gain valuable experience through summer internship and senior projects. Since CNS is a Cisco Networking Academy member, advanced placement is available for students in the Cisco Networking Academy or who have CCNA certification! Admission Requirements Admission to the College of Engineering Technology is open to high school graduates who demonstrate academic preparedness, maturity and seriousness of purpose with backgrounds appropriate to their chosen program of studies. Students entering the Computer Networks and Systems program must have a high school diploma or equivalent, two years of mathematics (including... [-]

BSc in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology (EEET)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

Electronics, automation, and computers are the lifeblood of today's high tech societies. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology (BS EET) program graduates professionals that develop, design, apply, manage and direct the future of these technologies. [+]

Electronics, automation, and computers are the lifeblood of today's high tech societies. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology (BS EET) program graduates professionals that develop, design, apply, manage and direct the future of these technologies. Graduates are prepared for careers in Industrial Automation and Controls, Digital and Embedded Systems Design, Instrumentation, Programming, or Control Networks. Our graduates often obtain positions with titles such as Control System Integrator, Product Designer, Embedded Systems Developer, Control and Network Specialist, Technical Sales Specialist, Electrical/Electronics Product Specialist, etc. The BS in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (ETAC-ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; Phone 410-374-7700. Career Opportunities The BS EET program is known for quality and responsiveness to industry. In addition to a solid foundation in electronic concepts, students learn the most current and relevant topics for today's advanced technologies. Real world theory and applications are emphasized throughout the program and theory is balanced with extensive hands-on experience. Program courses include topics in digital/microprocessors, control automation, industrial networking and motion control. Recognizing the diverse career paths our graduates may enter, course selection can be customized by each student. Opportunities are also provided to gain valuable experience through summer internships, senior design projects and professional organizations. Students who have successfully completed an Associates degree in Industrial Electronics Technology from Ferris or an equivalent from another institution can usually complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology in just two years. The Bachelor... [-]

BSc in HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Engineering Technology curriculum is a two-year, upper-division sequence leading to a bachelor of science degree. [+]

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Engineering Technology curriculum is a two-year, upper-division sequence leading to a bachelor of science degree. Instruction is aimed at developing expertise in system and controls design, retrofitting, testing and adjusting, system balancing and building operations with microcomputer controls. Students learn up-to-date methods of identifying and performing efficiency evaluations on different types of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems found in commercial and industrial buildings. They also learn methods of adjusting and balancing equipment for maximum performance. In addition to classroom study, students perform energy and HVACR systems analysis for West Michigan businesses and industries. An energy systems laboratory includes equipment, computers and instrumentation found in commercial or industrial buildings. The lab includes a ten-ton variable air volume, four-zone system that controls cooling, heating and ventilation with computerized energy management. There also is a paid internship in the summer semester between the junior and senior year. Career Opportunities The HVACR Engineering Technology and Energy Management program addresses designing, retrofitting, testing and balancing on a problem-solving level to prepare technologists to fill the wide technological gap between service technicians and engineers. Challenging careers abound in manufacturing, contracting, building operations and in the engineering of commercial, institutional and industrial building systems. These industries look for trained HVACR engineering technicians for a variety of positions, including applications engineer, project engineer, systems control, estimator, field technician, systems representative, control systems trainer and in-plant engineer. There also are many opportunities to be found with architectural and engineering firms.... [-]

BSc in Mechanical Engineering Technology (MECE)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

Were you a 'Legos kid?' Are you curious about how things work? Do you like to take things apart and fix them? Do you like to use math to solve practical problems? [+]

Were you a 'Legos kid?' Are you curious about how things work? Do you like to take things apart and fix them? Do you like to use math to solve practical problems? The Mechanical Engineering Technology program prepares students for a broad range of occupations and challenges. Beginning with foundation courses in math, applied science, CAD, manufacturing processes and communication, students move on to the applied engineering courses that give them a solid technical background for their careers. Students develop strong analytic and problem-solving skills. Their understanding of the principles taught in the classroom is enhanced with many hands-on labs and real-world applications provided by faculty with extensive industrial experience. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology is accreditated by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET Accreditation (ETAC-ABET). Career Opportunities Due to the broad nature of their studies, graduates of the B.S. Mechanical Engineering technology program will find a great variety of jobs open to them. Many will work in the design and development of products, machines and processes. Others will be involved in manufacturing, operations and technical sales. Areas of employment will include automotive and transportation, power generation, climate control, machine design, manufacturing, materials and automation. Admission Requirements Students entering the program should have a strong interest in mechanical devices and seek to understand them better. They should have completed the A.A.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Ferris (or a similar program elsewhere) with a minimum 2.5 GPA overall and a minimum 2.75 GPA in the major.... [-]

BSc in Operations and Supply Management (OPSM)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Grand Rapids

For the serious business student, operations and supply management enables the individual to not only manage the business, but the ability to improve it. [+]

For the serious business student, operations and supply management enables the individual to not only manage the business, but the ability to improve it. The degree includes a lean systems focused curriculum. The classes prepare individuals to lead, manage, and evaluate a continuous improvement system within an organization and with its suppliers. Students will acquire the skills to apply the lean principles in a complex work environment. The Operations portion of the program focuses on integrating the core Lean principles (process efficiency, value stream mapping, kaizen, PDCA, 5S, pull, leveling process stability, standardized work, root-cause problem resolution and A3 Reporting), Six Sigma (process quality), Lean culture (skills development), Lean cost management (value stream performance measurement), and 5) Leadership techniques (employee centric) to assist the organization in achieving and sustaining optimal employee and organization/operational performance. The Supply Management section of the program concentrates on how to extend the lean system to the organization's suppliers. Collaboration with an organization’s suppliers and service providers is essential in achieving the lean goal – delivering the right product/service at the right time, in the right quantity, to the right customer, at the right cost. Managing the flow of incoming and outbound goods, services, and related information involved provide valuable tools for turning logistics problems into a competitive advantage. The emphasis will be directed on supplier selection, reducing logistics costs, improving logistics service, and removing impediments as well as bottlenecks to achieve efficient and effective operations. This cutting edge approach will provide graduates with highly sought-after... [-]