Earn Two Degrees from Top Programs in Less Time
The Interdisciplinary Engineering Dual Master of Science in Engineering (MS/MSE) + Master of Business Administration (MBA) enables you to combine technical experience in engineering with valuable management experience -- giving you the skills you need to confidently step into leadership positions at the intersection of engineering and business. The dual degree was built in partnership with Indiana University’s top-ranked online MBA program and has provided a successful path for several online students.
In 2022, Purdue University ranked #1 in Best Online Master's in Engineering Management Programs by U.S. News and World Report. Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is consistently ranked among the top three programs by U.S. News & World Report. The Indiana University (IU) Kelley School of Business online MBA program is highly ranked as well and has been honored by Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Financial Times.
Earning both degrees through the dual degree program saves valuable resources in time and money spent to earn each master’s degree. Completing each degree separately would cost nearly $100,000 and result in more than 80 credit hours of academic study. Save on credits and tuition costs by combining your MSE with an MBA.
Job Outlook for Engineers with a Master’s in Engineering and MBA
Whether you have recently finished your bachelor’s in engineering or you have been working in the field and are interested in taking your career in a new direction, a master’s in interdisciplinary engineering will open opportunities for professional advancement and likely increase your earning potential. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, engineering occupations are projected to grow 6% from 2020 to 2030, with nearly 140,000 new jobs expected.
Adding an MBA to your master’s degree in engineering will teach you valuable management and communication skills and prepare you to step into engineering leadership and management roles. Employers are looking for engineers with interdisciplinary skill-sets. Communication and business acumen are two particularly important skills often overlooked by traditional engineering programs.
There are separate tuition costs for the Purdue online engineering courses and online business management courses you will be taking in this program. The current tuition rate for the online Kelley courses is $1,145 per credit hour (Tuition and fees are subject to change every academic year.). As part of your Kelley studies, there are additional costs for books.