MBA + Master of Applied Sciences in Civil Engineering Dual Degree Program Hero Image
Combine the technical and business dimensions of a civil engineering career.

The dual MCE/MBA program provides you with the necessary skills to broaden your engineering knowledge while gaining a detailed understanding of the business environment. Although it does not preclude the possibility of engineering research (when you 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 (62 credits)

Suggested course sequence.

MBA Courses (32 credits)
ACCT 800 – Financial Reporting and Analysis
ECON 503 – Economic Analysis for Business Policy
BUAD 820 – Fundamentals of Analytics
BUAD 870 – Managing People, Teams and Organizations
BUAD 880 – Marketing Management
BUAD 831 – Operations Management and Management Science
FINC 850 – Financial Management
BUAD 840 – Ethical Issues in Domestic and Global Business Environments
BUAD 890 – Corporate Strategy
International elective (3 credits)

Professional Development Seminars (1 credit each):
BUEC 601 – Building Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking
BUEC 603 – Communicating, Branding and Career Networking
Engineering Courses (30 credits)
Environmental Engineering:
CIEG 632 – Chemical Aspects of Environmental Engineering
CIEG 634 – Contaminant Transport & Separation in Environmental Systems
CIEG 636 – Biological Aspects of Environmental Engineering

Structural Engineering:
CIEG 601 – Intro to Finite Element Method
CIEG 611 – Structural Dynamics Design
CIEG 612 – Advanced Mechanics of Materials
CIEG 802 – Advanced Steel or CIEG 803 – 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, CIEG 869
Suggested Core Course Options
Geotechnical Engineering Interest:
CIEG 601 – Intro to Finite Element Method
CIEG 620 – Soil Mechanics
CIEG 621 – Foundation Engineering
CIEG 622 – Earth Structures Engineering
CIEG 623 – Soil Mechanics Lab
CIEG 624 – Soil Dynamics

Transportation Planning Interest:
CIEG652 – Transportation Facilities Design
CIEG654 – Urban Transportation Planning
ORES 601 or 602 – Survey of Operations Research
UAPP 601 – Measuring and Defining Problems
UAPP 877 – Program and Project Evaluation

Transportation Materials Interest:
CIEG 667 – Pavement Analysis & Design
CIEG 667 – Civil Infrastructure Systems
CIEG 621 – Soil Mechanics
CIEG 652 – Transportation Facilities Design

Intelligent Transportation Systems Interest:
CIEG 652 – Transportation Facilities Planning
CIEG 667 – Intelligent Transportation Systems
CIEG 667 – Advanced Traffic Engineering
MATH 630 or 631 – Probability Theory

Admissions Information

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 62 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.

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