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Automotive Management

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Why Choose the Automotive Management Minor?

This minor is designed to provide students with a solid overview of the business and cultural side of the transportation industry. Students are prepared to transition into sales, marketing, distribution, and customer relations positions with vehicle and equipment manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, and aftermarket companies.

Ferris has been providing the automotive industry with entry-level managers since 1971, and is well known and respected for providing individuals with these skills.

Admission Requirements

The minor is open to all students enrolled and pursuing a baccalaureate or higher degree in majors other than Automotive Management. Students are expected to meet prerequisites for all courses.

Graduation Requirements

Students are also required to meet with their Automotive Management faculty advisor to plan and track their progress throughout the minor degree.  

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate or higher at Ferris State University.

Students must

  • maintain a 2.00 cumulative FSU GPA
  • earn a minimum grade of C- for each course in the minor
  • have a minimum of 18 semester credit hours
  • have a maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits in a minor, may overlap the students major
  • have a minimum of 50% (9 credits) of the courses in the minor at the 200 or above level
  • have at least one-half (1/2) of the credits (9 credits) from Ferris (FSU Residency requirement)

More Information

Automotive Management Program
708 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2281


College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Required Courses

Auto Marketing-Distribution 1
Auto Marketing-Distribution 2
Warranty - Customer Relations

Optional Courses

Choose one of the following.
Automotive Accounting
Princ. of Financial Accounting

Directed Electives

Choose from the following.
Automotive Materials
Automotive Culture
Mgmt of Variable Operations
Automotive Internet Marketing