Plastics Engineering


Plastics Engineering Minor in Business Administration

Most engineers become managers of people and projects. As a result, it is important for engineers to have an understanding of business practices. The Department of Plastics Engineering has worked closely with the Manning School of Business to develop an optional, streamlined business program for undergraduate Plastics Engineering students. Plastics Engineering students can receive a minor in Business Administration by taking only four extra courses.

These extra business courses can be taken during the normal school year or during the summer. Most can be taken online as well.  A total of seven courses are actually required to obtain a Business minor, but three of these seven courses count as credits towards the Plastics Engineering B.S. degree. Therefore only four "additional" courses are required. 


  • ECON.2010 Economics I*  
  • ACCT.2010 Accounting / Financial  
  • ACCT.2020 Accounting / Managerial (optional but recommended)  
  • FINA.3010 Financial Management  
  • MKTG.2010 Marketing Principles  
  • MGMT.3010 Organizational Behavior  
  • PLAS.5370 Business Law for Engineers**


Choose one from the following***:

  • PLAS.5400 Commercial Development of Plastics
  • PLAS.5900 Survey of Intellectual Property 
  • MECH.5760 Engineering Project Management

* Already required for the Plastics Engineering program.
** Counts as a “Design Elective” for Plastics Engineering.
*** Counts as a “Technical Elective” for Plastics Engineering.