DUAL DEGREES: MS(E)+MBA
You now have a faster, more economical way to jump-start your career by strengthening both your technical and business skills.
You can earn your non-thesis, or professional, master’s degree in engineering from the College of Engineering plus your MBA from the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business 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.
- According to multiple sources, nearly half of Fortune 500 CEOs have majored in engineering and business. And according to a 2017 study.edu article, 64% held at least a Master’s degree or equivalent (including MBAs).
- Indeed.com’s list of Highest Paying Masters Degrees includes a heavy mix of both engineering and graduate business fields. In addition, two of Indeed’s Top Master’s Degrees in High Demand are Master of Business Administration (MBA) (#1) and Master’s in Engineering (#3)
The Purdue Engineering-Business MBA Edge
The College of Engineering-Business combination will make you a nimbler competitor.
- 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 Daniels 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 the school.
- 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.
- You will earn a non-thesis master’s degree in engineering (with or without a professional concentration) plus a Daniels MBA in two years.
- You’ll complete the requirements for both degrees with 44 MBA credit hours and 15 shared credits. The total credit hours for the MS Engineering degree depends on the school you choose to study with.
- The participating engineering schools include:
- 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.
- Visit your engineering program of interest to learn its cost details
- For the MBA, the cost per credit hour is:
- In-State Students: $1,048.58 / credit
- Out-of-State Students: $1,327.38 / credit
- International Students: $1,327.38 / credit
Visit your engineering program of choice to begin the application process. For questions, contact the appropriate program administrator:
- Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Environmental & Ecological Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Nuclear Engineering
- Interdisciplinary Engineering — Engineering Management
For questions on the MBA portion of the dual degree program, contact: