Combine the Technical and Business Dimensions of a Civil Engineering Career

The dual MCE/MBA program will provide students with the necessary skills to broaden their engineering knowledge while gaining a detailed understanding of the business environment. Although it does not preclude the possibility of engineering research (when the student chooses to pursue the engineering master’s degree with thesis), the dual degree can be achieved with a non-thesis master’s degree in engineering.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (63 credits)

Suggested course sequence.

MBA Core Courses (33 credits)

ECON503 Economic Analysis for Business Policy
ACCT800 Financial Reporting and Analysis
BUAD820 Data Analysis and Quality Management
BUAD870 Understanding People in Organizations
FINC850 Financial Management
BUAD880 Marketing Management
BUAD831 Operations Management and Management Science
BUAD840 Ethical Issues in Domestic & Global Environments
ACCT801 Management Control Systems
BUAD890 Corporate Strategy
International business elective

Engineering Courses (30 credits)

Environmental Engineering:
CIEG632 Chemical Aspects of Environmental Engineering
CIEG634 Contaminant Transport & Separation in Environmental Systems
CIEG636 Biological Aspects of Environmental Engineering

Structural Engineering:
CIEG601 Intro to Finite Element Method
CIEG611 Structural Dynamics Design
CIEG612 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
CIEG802 or CIEG803 Advanced Steel or Concrete Design


Electives should be taken to meet the student’s area of interest and are selected in discussion with an advisor.
6 credits may be taken as a research/thesis option, CIEG869

Suggested Core Course Options

Geotechnical Engineering Interest:
CIEG601 Intro to Finite Element Method
CIEG620 Soil Mechanics
CIEG621 Foundation Engineering
CIEG622 Earth Structures Engineering
CIEG623 Soil Mechanics Lab
CIEG624 Soil Dynamics
Transportation Planning Interest:
CIEG652 Transportation Facilities Design
CIEG654 Urban Transportation Planning
ORES601 or 602 Survey of Operations Research
UAPP601 Measuring and Defining Problems
UAPP877 Program and Project Evaluation
Transportation Materials Interest:
CIEG667 Pavement Analysis & Design
CIEG667 Civil Infrastructure Systems
CIEG621 Soil Mechanics
CIEG652 Transportation Facilities Design
Intelligent Transportation Systems Interest:
CIEG652 Transportation Facilities Planning
CIEG667 Intelligent Transportation Systems
CIEG667 Advanced Traffic Engineering
MATH630 or 631 Probability Theory


Your application to the dual degree program is considered first by the engineering program. If you are accepted, you are automatically accepted into the MBA program as well. The only standardized test required is the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). The GMAT is waived.

The dual degree program counts 15 engineering credits toward the MBA program so that the dual degree requires 63 credits rather than the 78 required if pursuing each degree separately. In order to take advantage of this credit savings, you must be admitted to the dual degree program before completing either the engineering or MBA program.

Admissions Information

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