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Fleet Management

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose the Fleet Management Minor?

Receiving the nations only Fleet Management Minor gives you knowledge and skills that are highly sought after by numerous organizations. The Fleet Management Minor is designed to complement the student's existing major and expand their career opportunities.

Students' enrolled in this minor will learn current risk, financial, legal, and managerial concepts as well as gain awareness of fleet specification, acquisition, and maintenance issues. The course requirements reflect collaboration between the College of Business and the College of Engineering Technology to design a program that meets valued industry needs.

Employees in this field manage fleets of vehicles or equipment for corporations (covering a wide range of manufacturing, construction, and service organizations), governments (whether local, state, and federal), or public service entities (law enforcement, educational institutions, utilities, etc.).

The Fleet Management Minor is designed to enhance the knowledge and marketability of students with majors in areas such as automotive, heavy equipment, construction, as well technology, business, and communications.

Career Opportunities

Possible Fleet Management positions include working with commercial motor vehicles such as cars, aircraft (planes, helicopters etc.), ships, vans and trucks, as well as rail cars. Fleet (vehicle) management can include a range of functions, such as vehicle financing, vehicle maintenance, vehicle telematics (tracking and diagnostics), driver management, speed management, fuel management and health and safety management. Significant opportunities exist with commercial, construction, and governmental fleets.

Admission Requirement

This Fleet Management minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University and pursuing a baccalaureate degree is welcome to seek the attainment of this minor in addition to their major.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in these courses.

No more than 50% of the credits required for this minor may be transferred from another institution.  A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but not more than 7 credits in a minor may overlap with the student's major.

More Information

Management Department
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: 231-591-2427
Email:

Required Courses
Credit Hours
Planned Maintenance Systems
2
Fleet Management
4
Applied Management
3
Mgmt Metrics & Decision Making
3
Foundations Risk Mgmt & Insur
3
Legal Environment of Business
3
or
Contracts and Sales
3
Minimum credit hours required for Minor:
18