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M.B.A/M.S. Dual Degrees in Management and Engineering

The Isenberg School of Management and the College of Engineering now offer four M.B.A./M.S. dual graduate degrees: M.B.A./Civil Engineering; M.B.A./Environmental & Water Resources Engineering; M.B.A./Industrial Engineering, and M.B.A./Mechanical Engineering. In each of the four programs, the student will receive both the M.B.A. and M.S. degrees in approximately three years.

Master of Science Programs at the College of Engineering

The College of Engineering offers six Master of Science programs, four of which are currently participating in the M.B.A./M.S. Dual Degree Program with the Isenberg School of Management:

  • The Civil Engineering Program, with many laboratories in the $25-million, five-year-old Engineering Laboratory II (ELab II), features nationally-recognized studies in Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Engineering.
  • The Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Program, with labs also in ELab II, was recently ranked 32nd in the nation by US News & World Report.
  • The Industrial Engineering Program was ranked 35th in the nation by the most recent survey of the National Research Council and conducts research in such areas as human factors, automation, supply chain management, manufacturing, energy economics, technology management, and healthcare systems.
  • The Mechanical Engineering Program is actively engaged in teaching, research, and service across a wide spectrum of technical areas, including renewable energy, intelligent design, assistive technology, fluid dynamics, materials, controls, process automation, injection molding, and more.

Graduate Program Director

For more information about the M.B.A./M.S. Dual Degree Programs email the Program Director.

Dual Degree Programs

Candidates entering any of the M.B.A./M.S. Dual Degree Programs in management and engineering complete their first year in the M.B.A. programs, where they take their classes in a cohort with M.B.A. students and other dual degree students. Students complete 33 credits during their first year. During their second and third years, candidates take a total of 30 to 31 credits(25 course credits and a thesis) at the College of Engineering, as well as an MBA practicum(9 credits). The total number of credits required to complete one of the dual degree programs is 73(42 in the MBA, 31 in the Engineering).

Sample Jobs

Graduates of the four M.B.A./M.S. Dual Degree Programs can expect to find leadership positions within their disciplines and careers in technology or engineering management. They will also be well prepared to become technology entrepreneurs.