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Dual Degree MSE/MS+MBA Curriculum Requirements

Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) / Master of Science (MS) followed by the MBA from Kelley Direct, Indiana University

You will complete the two degrees consecutively, not concurrently. The Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE or MS) requires a total of 30 credit hours with at least 18 hours of Purdue, graduate-level engineering courses as a base requirement. The dual MSE/MS+MBA also includes 12 credit hours of bridge courses shared between the to degree. The MBA portion of the degree is an additional 30 credit hours totaling 60 credit hours for both degrees.

Online Dual MS/MS + MBA Degree Requirements

The Interdisciplinary (MSE or MS)  portion of the degree requires 30 credit hours total with at least 18 hours of Purdue engineering courses,  12 credit hours over four bridge areas (economics, operations, information technology, and quantitative analysis) and a maximum of 6 credit hours IU courses; the MBA portion of the degree is an additional 30 credit hours totaling 60 credit hours (when taking the maximum of two IU courses while at Purdue). You will complete the two degrees consecutively,  not concurrently. Further requirements for the IU MBA can be found here.

The  Purdue degree awarded is either the Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) or the Master of Science (MS) depending upon your undergraduate degree; the major is Interdisciplinary Engineering. The IU degree awarded is the Master in Business Administration (MBA).

Available Concentrations and Disciplines

You can add one optional concentration to your Purdue degree. Concentrations can help narrow your focus and reflect emerging technical fields in engineering. Each concentration is packaged within the Interdisciplinary MSE/MS degree and follows unique requirements met within the overall base dual MSE/MS+MBA degree requirements. A concentration shows up on your Purdue transcript, not your diploma.  

Review Purdue’s expansive Engineering course menu

In addition to your engineering coursework, the IU Kelley School of Business’s online MBA includes a wide array of management and business courses relevant to professional engineers.  Topic covers include:

Accounting for Decision-Making Financial Management
Globalization Law and Ethics
Organizational Development and Change Planning
Project Management Strategic Marketing
Strategy Development Team-Based Management

Helpful Tips:

  • The earliest you can begin IU courses while pursuing the MSE/MS portion of the degree at Purdue is after completing at least 9 credit hours and having a cumulative Purdue GPA of 3.0 or better. At this time, your academic advisor will assist in being formally admitted to IU for this purpose.
  • Once IU courses are started at Purdue, you have 5 years to complete the MBA portion of the degree at IU.
  • Select IU courses taken while at Purdue will be transferred to your Purdue engineering degree. 
  • Upon successful completion of your engineering degree, you will graduate with a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) or Master of Science (MS) from Purdue University first. You will then continue with the MBA portion of the degree solely at IU.
  • Pay close attention to Purdue and IU's academic calendars as there are overlaps. It is suggested taking all classes prior to the last semester as IU semesters end after the Purdue semester is final.