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Automotive Management

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Why Choose Automotive Management?

The Automotive Management (AMGT) program, formerly Automotive & Heavy Equipment Management (AHM), is a baccalaureate degree program that focuses on providing the transportation industry with state-of-the-art technical and business managers for service, parts, sales, leasing, warranty, and customer relations positions. Opportunities exist with car, truck, equipment, and component manufacturers; suppliers; dealers; fleets; insurance companies; the aftermarket; and local and federal government agencies.

The AMGT program prepares graduates for careers in the service sector. Regardless of where a product is designed or manufactured, graduates are prepared to provide knowledgeable, skilled, world-class customer service. One in seven jobs in the United States is related to transportation, primarily in the service sector, and these jobs cannot be outsourced. The AMGT program emphasizes developing verbal and written communication as well as organizational and time management skills. On-the-job management internships further prepare the graduate to enter this lucrative field with experience.

The AMGT program has two baccalaureate options:

The 2+2 option is available for students with an Auto Service, Heavy Equipment, or Auto Body related associate degree who desire to obtain a B.S. degree. (In other words - this option is for students who want to marry their 2-year associate degree with a third and fourth year and obtain a B.S. degree.)

The 0+4 option is available for high school graduates who know they want a technical and business management degree. This option has a technical focus the first two years, and students have an opportunity to take 12 credits in a focus area, such as a second language, technical writing, technical training, international business, e-commerce marketing, or obtain a minor in another discipline. This option allows students to tailor their degree to their specific area of interest.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this degree, graduates enter the field as: Service Managers, Field Service Representatives, Field Service Engineers, Sales Representatives, Customer Relations Managers, Insurance Adjusters, Fleet Managers, Parts Managers, Regional Parts Managers, Account Managers, Finance Managers, Sales Managers, Aftermarket Managers, Warranty Administrators, Service Advisors, and Body Shop Managers.

Because every global manufacturer and supplier doing business in America requires managers with the precise skills offered by this program, many graduates face the difficult decision of choosing from several highly desirable and lucrative employment opportunities. Graduates are often sought by industry leaders including GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, Cummins Engine, Detroit Diesel, TAC Automotive, State Farm Insurance, as well as major dealership groups.

Admission Requirements

2+2 option: Individuals interested in transferring into the Automotive Management program must first have completed an associate degree in an automotive or a heavy equipment related technical area, or equivalent, with a minimum 2.3 G.P.A. and MATH 110 (College Algebra) competency. Graduates of manufacturer/dealership co-op programs such as General Motors' ASEP, Ford's ASSET, Chrysler's Cap, or Toyota's T-10 program also qualify.

0+4 option: Students interested in enrolling in this option must meet the University entry requirements and have a minimum Math ACT score of 19.

*Advanced standing in either program option can be achieved by transfer of credit, armed forces study, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and course proficiency examinations.

General Education Requirements

All general University General Education requirements can be found here: http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/academics/gened/courses/GenEd-bachelor.pdf

Please consult this link for a complete listing of General Education Electives: https://wwws.ferris.edu/academics/gened/courses/

Graduation Requirements

The Automotive Management program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.

More Information

Automotive Management Program
Ferris State University
708 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2281
E-mail:
Phone: (231) 591-2655

The next accreditation review is scheduled for 2015-2016.


Required Courses
Credit Hours

2 + 2 Option Major Courses

Automotive Materials
4
Auto Marketing-Distribution 1
4
Auto Marketing-Distribution 2
4
Automotive Accounting
4
Automotive Culture
3
Management of Fixed Operations
4
Mgmt of Variable Operations
4
Warranty - Customer Relations
3
Automotive Internet Marketing
3
Automotive Management Intershp
4
Automotive Management Capstone
1

2 + 2 Option General Education Requirements

The following courses are required as part of the University's General Education Requirements, but they also count toward degree requirements.
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
Advanced Technical Writing
3
Intermediate Algebra
3
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
Cultural Enrichment Electives
6
Scientific Understanding Elective (with lab)
4
Social Awareness Elective
3

Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree (after completion of A.A.S. degree)

65

0 + 4 Option Major Courses

Major
Manual Transmission-Drivelines
4
Automotive Brake Systems
4
Auto Electricity - Electronics
4
Automotive Engines
4
Suspen-Steering-Alignment Serv
4
Electronic Fuel Mgmt Systems
4
Automatic Transmission
4
Chassis Electrical-Electronics
4
Automotive HVAC
4
Service Area 1
6
Cooperative Work Experience
1 TO 6
Automotive Materials
4
Auto Marketing-Distribution 1
4
Auto Marketing-Distribution 2
4
Automotive Accounting
4
Automotive Culture
3
Management of Fixed Operations
4
Mgmt of Variable Operations
4
Warranty - Customer Relations
3
Automotive Internet Marketing
3
Automotive Management Intershp
4
Automotive Management Capstone
1
Techinical Related
Legal Environment of Business
3

0 + 4 Option General Education Requirements

The following courses are required as part of the University's General Education Requirements, but they also count toward degree requirements.
English 1
3
English 2
3
Advanced Technical Writing
3
Fundamentals-Public Speaking
3
Concepts in Physics
4
Principles of Macroeconomics
3
Ferris State Univ Seminar
1

0 + 4 Option General Education Options

Choose one of the following courses.
Intermediate Algebra
3
or
Contemporary Mathematics
4

0 + 4 Option General Education Electives

Scientific Understanding Elective

3

Cultural Enrichment Electives (one at 200 or above)

9

Social Awareness Electives

6
Minimum credit hours required
129