You now have a faster, more economical way to jump-start your career by strengthening both your technical and business skills.

Starting this fall, you can earn your non-thesis, or professional, master’s degree in engineering from the College of Engineering plus your MBA from the Krannert School of Management in just two years — a year less than if you earned them separately.

To apply, choose your engineering major first, and review the information through the links below. You will need to be admitted to both the engineering master’s and MBA programs. You’ll take all courses on campus.

Why consider this option?

Engineering + Business = Faster Track, Lucrative Career

Blending engineering and business knowledge creates one of the most upwardly mobile and profitable career paths.

  • Among S&P 500 CEOs, C-suite executives with backgrounds in engineering outnumbered executives with traditional business backgrounds 3 to 1, according to Spencer Stuart’s research that Business Insider cited in 2011.
  • The STEM-MBA combination was associated with the second-highest early-career salary rankings for graduates in PayScale’s 2015-2016 College Salary Report.

The Purdue Engineering-Krannert MBA Edge

The College of Engineering-Krannert combination will make you a nimbler competitor.

  • Krannert is ranked No. 3 in MBA return on investment by Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • U.S. News & World Report. has ranked the college’s graduate education programs #3 among public universities.
  • The Purdue College of Engineering is the largest of the top 10 U.S. engineering colleges and the No. 1 producer of graduate engineers of any U.S. public research university.
  • 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. Three Fortune 150 CEOs are among the many executives who hail from Krannert.
  • Unlike other professional master’s degree programs in engineering that provide up to nine credit hours of management courses, the new program offers a full MBA.
  • The streamlined time frame saves you time and reduces costs.

The Curriculum

  • You will earn a non-thesis master’s degree in engineering (with or without a professional concentration) plus a Krannert MBA in two years.
  • You’ll complete the requirements for both degrees with 72 total credit hours (30 credit hours for the engineering master’s degree plus 60 credit hours for the MBA minus 18 shared credits).
  • These engineering schools have signed on to participate:
    • School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
    • Davidson School of Chemical Engineering
    • Lyles School of Civil Engineering
    • Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering
    • School of Industrial Engineering
    • School of Nuclear Engineering
    • Interdisciplinary Engineering Master’s degree program
  • For MBA courses, you’ll select from more than 100 electives in management, economics and organizational behavior.
  • You can personalize your experience. For example, complement classroom instruction through independent studies or participation in experiential projects involving Purdue’s high-tech entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Steve Sanders portrait
As a chemical engineer by training, I was expecting my MBA program to be soft skill focused. It is not. Everything we do at Krannert is analytical, from evaluating probabilistic returns on investment, to planning employee engagement studies.
— Steve Sanders
Director of Valuation and Insight Integration, Next Generation Development — Elanco
MBA, Purdue, ’18
BS Chemical Engineering, Purdue
The best part of being a business student here is that you can partner with these awesome startups on campus. Krannert helps with commercialization, incentivizing you to be an entrepreneur. And we are really fortunate to have one of the best engineering schools on the planet. There’s always new research and technology being developed just waiting for business minds to market them.
— Shane McGuire
Friendly Innovation Brand Manager - Hello Products, LLC
MBA, Purdue ’16
BS Mechanical Engineering, Utah State
Shane McGuire portrait
Nikita Atal portrait
Krannert’s leadership opportunities are outstanding, and the family-like community here nourishes growth in those positions. I leave here grateful and proud to have served as Krannert’s Graduate Student Association President.
— Nikita Atal
Associate, A.T. Kearney
MBA, Purdue ’17
MS Computer & Information Technology, Purdue
BE Computer Engineering, Cummins College of Engineering, Pune, India

The Costs

  • You or your employer must pay full tuition costs.
  • For the MBA, the approximate program pricing is $24,918 for Indiana resident students, $49,385 for non-resident students, and $50,885 for international students. Visit your engineering program of interest to learn its cost details.
  • Graduate assistantships and scholarships are available through Krannert for the MBA portion of the concurrent degree program.

Apply Now!

Visit your engineering program of choice to begin the application process. For questions, contact the appropriate program administrator:

For questions on the MBA portion of the dual degree program, contact: