Dual Degree MSE/MS+MBA Curriculum Requirements

Use this worksheet to help determine your MSE/MS + MBA course of study and to ensure that you meet the concentration requirements within the total number of credit hours required for the dual degree.

Receive a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) or Master of Science (MS) in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Purdue University followed by the Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Indiana University.  

The Purdue Interdisciplinary Engineering Degrees require 30 credit hours total with 24 credits from Purdue courses and 6 credits from IU, which will populate on the Purdue plan of study as transfer courses. The Dual Degree program will encompass 60 credits total. IU offers further details on their plan of study for the MBA portion of the program on their website. 

Dual Degree MSE/MS + MBA – Purdue Degree Requirements 

Required Bridge Area Courses (12 hours) 

_____ Economics (3 hours) 

_____ Operations (3 hours) 

_____ Information Technology (3 hours) 

_____ Quantitative Analysis (3 hours) 

Remaining Credits (18 hours) 

Total: 30 Credit Hours 

A minimum of 18 credits hours must be engineering (ENGR) courses. The remaining 12 credits can be a combination of more ENGR courses, IU courses, elective courses (MA, STAT, GRAD) or other approved reviewed options. One optional concentration may be incorporated. 

Your Purdue plan of study (POS) must include one course (3 hours) from each bridge area. A maximum of two IU courses (6 hours) can be applied to the program as a whole and may only come from the available IU course options below. 

* IU course options 


Course Title
BUKD C530 Economics for Managers* (Fall & Spring)
IE 54500 Engineering Economic Analysis
IE 54600 Economic Decisions in Engineering
IE 59000 Manufacturing Economics (not currently offered)


Course Title
BUKD C580 Operations Management* (Winter, Spring & Summer)
IE 57000 Manufacturing Processes Engineering
IE 57400 Industrial Robotics & Flexible Assembly
IE 57900 Design and Control of Production and Manufacturing Systems
IE 58000 Systems Simulation
ME 55300 Product and Process Design
MSE 59700/MSE 53500 Lean Manufacturing

Information Technology

Course Title
BUKD C522 Information Technology * (Fall & Winter)
ECE 54700 Introduction to Computer Communication Networks
ECE 59500 Intro to Data Mining

Quantitative Analysis

Course Title
BUKD C520 Quantitative Analysis* (Fall, Spring & Summer)
IE 53000 Quality Control (or as STAT 51300)
IE 53300 Industrial Application of Statistics
MA 52700 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists I
MA 52800 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists II
STAT 51100 Statistical Methods
STAT 51300 Quality Control (or as IE 53000)
STAT 51400 Design of Experiments
STAT 51600 Basic Probability and Applications
STAT 51700 Statistical Inference

Other Indiana Courses Approved as Electives for Purdue Plan of Study

Course Title
BUKD C550  Law and Ethics in Business (Winter & Spring)*
BUKD C561  The US in a Global Economy (Fall, Spring & Summer)*

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