Global Engineering Leadership Minor

With today’s integrated global economy, engineers must understand other cultures, other ways of doing business, and be a part of collaborations that span the globe. To advance in their careers, modern engineers must have not only a strong engineering background, but also cross-cultural experience and management skills.

The minor in Global Engineering Leadership is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of engineering practice in the global marketplace. Students completing this program will develop proficiency in a foreign language, have experience living and studying in a foreign country, and be familiar with engineering leadership and management techniques.

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Curriculum Outline

18 total hours required
*A grade of "C" or better is required in all courses counted toward the minor.

GE 3813 - Challenges in Global Engineering (3 hours required)

Foreign language (6 hours required)
*Must be a modern language. The 6 credit hours must be of the same foreign language.

FL 1113 - Language I
FL 1123 - Language II

Relevant Overseas Engineering Experience (3 hours required)
*Requires approval to apply towards minor. Please submit approval form.

Examples include:

MSU Faculty-led Study Abroad in an engineering course
International Engineering Internship
Semester-long Engineering Exchange Program
Overseas Service Learning (e.g. Engineers Without Borders)

Does not require travel - taught on Starkville campus (Spring 2022):

GE 4990 - Sustainable Humanitarian Engineering

Leadership Electives (6 hours required)

BL 4273 - International Business Law
CE 4703 - Construction Engineering and Management
CE 4743 - Analysis and Mitigation of Conflicts, Claims and Disputes
CE 4903 - Civil Engineering Comprehensive
CSE 3981 - Social and Ethical Issues in Computing
CSE 4223 - Managing Software Projects
GE 2713 - Introduction to Engineering and Public Policy
GE 3011 - Engineering Entrepreneurship Seminar
GE 4990 - Sustainable Humanitarian Engineering
IB 4103 - International Business
EC 4303 - International Economic Development
EC 4323 - International Economics
IE 3913 - Engineering Economy I
IE 4513 - Engineering Administration
IE 4533 - Project Management
IE 4553 - Engineering Laws and Ethics
ISE 4103 - Cross-Cultural Leadership
MGT 3823 - Socially Responsible Leadership
MGT 4613 - Cross-cultural Management
MKT 3323 - International Logistics
MKT 4033 - International Transportation
MKT 4333 - International Supply Chain Management

Scholarships

Thames Scholars Annual Scholarship

The Thames Scholars Program is a new program in the Bagley College of Engineering made possible by the Thames Family Foundation (officers, Jerry and Judy Kaye Thames). Under this program, scholarships are available to high-achieving freshmen or continuing students interested in global leadership and who are pursuing a career in engineering. In addition to a scholarship, candidates selected for the Thames Scholars Program will receive financial support for participation in a short-term international project, internship or other travel for academic purposes. The program also provides opportunity for mentorship by faculty and by Jerry Thames. While not required, students are strongly encouraged to participate in the International Engineering Ambassadors student organization in BCoE and strong preference will be given to students pursuing a Global Leadership minor in BCoE.

  • In order to be considered for the Thames Scholars Annual Scholarship you must complete the conditional application.
  • After you complete and submit your Bagley Conditional Application, you will be prompted to complete the Thames Scholars Annual Scholarship application if you meet the requirements.

To apply for the Thames Scholarship, please visit the BCoE Scholarships page.

GENL Minor Ambassadors

J.R. Duncan

J.R. Duncan
Major: ASE
GENL minor
Previous Study Abroad:
2019, Eng Mech in Rome

Kyle Ford

Kyle Ford
Major: ASE
GENL minor
Previous Study Abroad:
GE 4990/6990 “Sustainable Humanitarian Engineering”

Taylor Harry

Taylor Harry
Major: CE
GENL minor
Previous Study Abroad:
Summer 2019, Eng Econ in Europe

Rachel Hendricks

Rachel Hendricks
Major: IE
GENL minor
Previous Study Abroad:
Summer 2019, Eng Econ in Europe

Jessica Huffman

Jessica Huffman
Major: IE
GENL minor
Previous Study Abroad:
Summer 2019, Eng Econ in Europe

Alex Ward

Alex Ward
Major: ASE
GENL minor
Previous Study Abroad:
Summer 2019, Eng Econ in Europe

Galyna Melnychuk

For more information

Galyna Melnychuk
Director of International Programs
gm2@bagley.msstate.edu
662.325.5878

Bagley College of Engineering
250 McCain Hall
Box 9544
Mississippi State, MS 39762