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