Get the Foundation to Lead and Excel in a Global Engineering Environment.

The dual MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering/MBA 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 (33 credits)

Suggested course sequence.

MBA Core Courses (33 credits)

ECON 503 Economic Analysis for Business Policy
ACCT 800 Financial Reporting and Analysis
BUAD 820 Data Analysis and Quality Management
BUAD 870 Understanding People in Organizations
FINC 850 Financial Management
BUAD 880 Marketing Management
BUAD 831 Operations Management and Management Science
BUAD 840 Ethical Issues in Domestic & Global Environments
ACCT 801 Management Control Systems
BUAD 890 Corporate Strategy
International business elective

Engineering Suggested Core (choose two: 6 credits)

Computer Engineering:
ELEG651 Computer Networking Communications
ELEG652 Principles of Parallel Computer Architecture
Communications Engineering:
ELEG630 Information Theory
ELEG635 Digital Communications
Signal Processing:
ELEG631 Digital Signal Processing
ELEG636 Statistical Signal Processing
ELEG622 Electronic Materials Processing
ELEG646 Nanoelectronic Device Principles
Electromagnetics & Photonics:
ELEG640 Optoelectronics
ELEG648 Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics
Biomedical Engineering:
ELEG671 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
ELEG672 Cell & Molecular Biology for Engineers

Electives (24 credits)

Non-thesis Option:
At least 6 credits of these must be 800-level ELEG courses
At most 6 credits can bear non-ELEG numbers
Thesis Option:
At least 3 credits of these must be 800-level ELEG courses
At most 6 credits can bear non-ELEG numbers
6 credits = master’s thesis


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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