Dual Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) in Electrical Engineering/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
The mission of the Dual Degree M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering/MBA program is to educate working engineers and scientists in the engineering and business disciplines that will make them leaders of complex technical endeavors within their sponsoring organizations.
The dual degree M.S.E./MBA program will confer two degrees upon its graduates: an MBA and an M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering. Taking the dual degree program saves the student several courses compared to the two programs taken separately. Students may also obtain either the M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering degree or the MBA degree as stand-alone by fulfilling the individual degree requirements.
The dual degree program is designed to be completed in approximately three years. Typically, electrical-engineering classes are completed first, followed by taking the required classes in the MBA program.
Students enrolled in the Dual Degree M.S.E./MBA Program are jointly advised by the program directors of the M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and MBA programs. Students can begin the dual degree program in any semester. It is recommended that incoming students take a full course load of electrical-engineering courses the first year and begin the MBA curriculum in year two. Additional electrical engineering courses can be completed in year three.
Students need to complete 36 semester hours of MBA courses (i.e., MBA curriculum without emphasis/specialization) and 24 semester hours of electrical engineering courses (i.e., M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering curriculum without 6 semester hours of elective courses) with a cumulative grade point average of at least B (3.0). Therefore, students need to complete a total of 60 semester hours to graduate. Fifteen (15) semester hours of electrical engineering courses will be used to satisfy the emphasis/concentration requirement of the MBA degree. Six (6) semester hours of MBA courses will be used to satisfy elective requirements of the M.S.E. degree. Of the electrical engineering coursework, 15 semester hours must be completed at the 600-level, and courses at the 500-level must be completed with a grade of B (3.0) or higher.
When the course requirements outlined above are completed, the student will be awarded both the MBA degree and the M.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering.