Broaden Your Engineering Foundation and Achieve Career Advancement

The dual Master of Chemical 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 (63 credits)

Suggested course sequence.

MBA Core Courses

ECON503 Economic Analysis for Business Policy
ACCT800 Financial Reporting and Analysis
BUA 820 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

CHEG825 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
CHEG835 Applied Chemical Kinetics
CHEG845 Advanced Transport Phenomena (4 credits)

Engineering Math Requirements (2 courses: 6 credits)

MEEG690 Intermediate Engineering Mathematics OR
CHEG832 Chemical Engineering Principles II OR
CHEG831 Chemical Engineering Principles I AND MEEG891 Advanced Engineering Mathematics


Electives should be taken to meet the student’s area of interest.
Electives should be approved by an advisor or the department’s graduate committee
No more than 6 credits of electives may be taken outside the Department of Chemical Engineering
6 credits may be taken as a research/thesis option


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.


Please contact Engineering Outreach for more information, or call 302-831-4863.

Admissions Information

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