2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Automotive Management

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

Program Requirements

Automotive Management, 2+2 BS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

 

Program Requirements

Automotive Management, 0+4 BS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses and General Education Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

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; 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 Bachelor's degree. This option expands on the previously earned 2-year associate degree by adding the junior-senior year curriculum to earn a Bachelor's degree in Automotive Management.  Available at the main campus in Big Rapids, MI, and fully online thru Ferris Online/Statewide.

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 in the first two years, which then transitions into the Auto Management junior-senior year curriculum. Only availabe at the main campus in Big Rapids, MI.

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.

More Information

School of Automotive and Heavy Equipment
Automotive Management Program 
220 Sports Drive, HEC 203
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2810
Email:
https://www.ferris.edu/CET/auto-heet/

Automotive Management Program Online/Statewide
410 Oak Street, ALU 117
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2340
Email:
https://HTMLS/online/programs/automotivemanagement_bst.htm

Ferris State University
College of Engineering Technology
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 200
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890
Email:
www.ferris.edu/technology

 

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

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