Get the foundation to lead and excel in a global engineering environment.

The dual M.S. in electrical & computer engineering/MBA 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 (if you choose 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

The dual degree program counts 15 engineering credits toward the MBA program so that the dual degree requires 62 credits, rather than the 74 required if you were to pursue 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.

Required Courses (62 credits)

Suggested course sequence.

MBA Courses (32 credits)
ACCT 600 – Financial Reporting and Analysis
BUAD 620 – Fundamentals of Analytics
BUAD 631 – Operations Management and Management Science
BUAD 640 – Ethical Issues in Domestic and Global Business Environments
BUAD 670 – Managing People, Teams and Organizations
BUAD 680 – Marketing Management
BUAD 690 – Corporate Strategy
ECON 603 – Economic Analysis for Business Policy
FINC 650 – Financial Management
International elective

Professional Development Seminars (1 credit each):
BUEC 601 – Building Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking
BUEC 603 – Communicating, Branding and Career Networking

Engineering Suggested Core Courses (6 credits)
Computer Engineering:
ELEG 651 – Computer Networking Communications
ELEG 652 – Principles of Parallel Computer Architecture

Communications Engineering:
ELEG 630 – Information Theory
ELEG 635 – Digital Communications

Signal Processing:
ELEG 631 – Digital Signal Processing
ELEG 636 – Statistical Signal Processing

ELEG 622 – Electronic Materials Processing
ELEG 646 – Nanoelectronic Device Principles

Electromagnetics & Photonics:
ELEG 640 – Optoelectronics
ELEG 648 – Advanced Engineering Electromagnetics

Biomedical Engineering:
ELEG 671 – Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
ELEG 672 – 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


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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.