The B.S./M.B.A. program provides an opportunity to earn a dual degree through an integrated curriculum. Successful completion of the dual degree program leads to the awarding of two degrees. The B.S. in Engineering or Engineering Technology degree is awarded by the College of Engineering and the M.B.A. degree is awarded by the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation. Students enrolled in the dual degree program will receive the B.S. and M.B.A. degrees independently. Students must complete their B.S. degree prior to graduating with their M.B.A. It is anticipated that by enrolling in the two programs simultaneously, a total of five years will be required for completion of both degrees.
Students who wish to pursue the program should make this known to the senior associate dean for undergraduate studies in the College of Engineering by the end of their sophomore year. Interested students will take the GMAT at the end of their junior year and should apply for admission to the program to the College of Graduate Studies before the fall of their senior year. To be admitted to the program, students must have senior standing, score a minimum of 450 on the GMAT, and have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Undergraduate requirements for the general business minor must also be completed. Upon admission to the program by the College of Graduate Studies, the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation and the College of Engineering, students will be taking graduate courses while simultaneously completing the requirements for the B.S. in engineering.
Students’ special statuses must be tracked by the Office of Student Retention and Academic Success to assure AACSB compliance and to ensure the B.S. degree is granted prior to graduating with the M.B.A.
To fulfill requirements for the M.B.A. degree, students must complete 33 semester hours at the 6000 level or above. Up to an additional 18 credit hours may be required if a student does not have an academic background in business. Students in the joint program may apply up to 18 hours of Common Body of Knowledge course work from the College of Engineering with a business minor toward satisfaction of the M.B.A. program requirements. The business minor courses should be chosen carefully to be used specifically toward the M.B.A. Common Body of Knowledge courses. All courses taken in the College of Engineering that are applied towards the M.B.A. program requirements must be earned with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. Students may opt for MIME 2600 to satisfy FINA 5210.