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MSChE + MBA Dual Degree Option

Now you can earn your Professional Master's in Chemical Engineering from the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering and your MBA from the Krannert School of Management in just two years — a year less than if you earned them separately.

The MSChE + MBA will provide you with a strategic advantage in achieving your career goals.

  • Jumpstart your career and accelerate your leadership career pathways
  • The MSChE offers a combination of advanced technical training and experiential learning that prepares you to become a future leader in global companies.
  • The Krannert MBA offers a unique mix of critical problem solving, teamwork and analytics that prepares graduates to turn data into decisions while developing the necessary skills to lead in the business world.
  • The streamlined timeframe lowers tuition costs and shortens time to graduation, while earning a full-time MSChE + MBA from two globally recognized, top-ranked programs
    • Krannert is ranked No. 3 in MBA return on investment by Bloomberg Businessweek.
    • Purdue Engineering is ranked No. 7 in the nation for engineering graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report.

See a sample degree plan of study below:

12-month Professional MSChE

Fall Semester 1 (12 Credits)

___ (3) CHE 54000 – Transport Phenomena
___ (3) MGMT 62000 – Marketing Management
___ (3) Concentration Selective Course 
___ (3) Concentration Selective Course
 

Spring Semester 1 (12 Credits)

___ (3) CHE 69700 – Statistical Methods in Chemical Engineering
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Financial Analysis & Management of Projects
___ (3) MGMT 65000 – Strategic Management I OR (3) MGMT 66000 – Intro to Operations Management
___ (3) Concentration Selective Course
 

Summer Semester 1 (6 Credits)

___ (6) CHE 59700 – Prof. MS Capstone Project
 

Total Credits: 30

Graduate in Summer, then join the MBA program the following Fall


Credits from MSChE transferred to MBA:

Up to 9 credits of management courses and 9 credits of elective (non-management courses) from the engineering degree may be applied to the MBA.

Management Courses (9 Credits):

___ (3) MGMT 62000 – Marketing Management 
___ (3) MGMT 65000 – Strategic Management I
___ (3) MGMT 66000 – Intro to Operations Management

Elective Courses (9 Credits):

___ (3) Engineering Course
___ (3) Engineering Course
___ (3) Engineering Course

Total Credits: 18


MBA

Fall Semester 2 (18 credits)

Module 1 (1st 8 weeks):
___ (0) MGMT 59100 – Launching Global Leaders
___ (3) MGMT 60000 - Accounting for Managers
___ (3) MGMT 67000 – Business Analytics
___ (2) OBHR 68100 – Organizational Behavior
___ (1) MGMT 69200 – Managerial Communication Skills
___ (3) MGMT 63000 – Business Law
Module 2 (2nd 8 weeks):
___ (3) MGMT 61000 – Financial Management
___ (2) ECON 51400 – Microeconomics
___ (2) MGMT Electives

 

Spring Semester 1 (18 credits)

Module 1 (1st 8 weeks):
___ (3) MGMT 65000 – Strategic Management
___ (2) MGMT 68300 – Management Information Systems
___ (3) MGMT Electives
Module 2 (2nd 8 weeks):
___ (10) MGMT Electives
 

Summer Semester 1 (6 Credits)

___ (2) ECON 51500 – Macroeconomics
___ (4) MGMT Electives
 

Total Credits: 42

Total Credits MSChE + MBA: 72


How do I apply to the MSChE + MBA dual program?

The application process for the MSCHE + MBA dual degree option is two-tiered. First, you must apply to the MSCHE program. Then, if admitted, you will apply to the MBA program during your first semester in the MSCHE program. Please see below for further details.

  1. Apply to the ChE Professional MS Program

    • Please note the same ChE PMP admissions standards apply and can be found here

  2. Follow-up with our Graduate Office about your application and let them know you are interested in the MSChE + MBA dual degree option

  3. After admittance to the MSChE program, in your first semester of the program apply to the Krannert MBA program

    • Please note the same Krannert MBA admissions standards apply and can be found here

  4. Work with the Krannert admissions team to craft your best possible application package

  5. Receive a decision from Krannert

  6. Complete your MSChE, then join the Krannert MBA program

  7. 18 credits in total (9 credits in management coursework + 9 credits in engineering coursework) will be transferred to the MBA program, shortening your MBA degree requirements from 60 to 42

  8. Complete your MBA and MSChE just two years after beginning your engineering program

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