Dual Master of Engineering-MBA in Chemical Engineering

The dual Master of Engineering-MBA in Chemical Engineering degree is designed for students who seek to have a deep technical knowledge in engineering as well as strong managerial skills and qualifications. This dual degree program is particularly suited for chemical engineers as it incorporates a unique blend of courses on management and technology for healthcare, nanotechnology, and energy. 

Students will earn two separate Master’s degrees in this dual degree program and take required coursework for Master of Engineering and MBA simultaneously within a two-year period; two Fall and two Spring semesters and one Summer semester in between them. Students in this program will benefit from close interaction with an internationally recognized faculty body with diverse educational and professional backgrounds both in the School of Engineering and Science, and in the School of Business; from the hybrid format of many classes; summer classes; and networking opportunities with alumni from both schools.

Program Objectives

The program prepares students to:

  • acquire in-depth technical and managerial skills to be able to become effective leaders in chemical engineering companies.

  • develop basic skills of management as well as gain knowledge of analytical methods for approaching organization problems.

  • integrate managerial and technical aspects of chemical engineering.

  • demonstrate fluency in the current body of knowledge in chemical engineering and apply that knowledge toward optimal decision-making processes in their respective field of practice.

  • exhibit proper use of integrative thinking in order to holistically analyze the relationship between human activity and the natural, social, and economic environments.

  • acquire both qualitative and quantitative analytical skills and apply those skills in solving problems in the context of their professional interests and expertise.

  • possess high quality written and oral communication skills to efficiently communicate complex issues to a varied audience.

  • demonstrate a high level of professionalism and proper understanding of ethical boundaries in all undertakings.

Program Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students will be able to:

  • become managers/leaders in chemical engineering departments of any firm.

  • establish new ventures and startups with expertise in chemical engineering and the skills to start a business.

  • demonstrate managerial, innovative, and critical thinking skills in the development of effective and impactful solutions within the chemical engineering field.

Degree Requirements

The program is a 57-credit degree program. Students are required to complete:

  • 5 core courses (15 credits) and 2 elective courses (6 credits) in chemical engineering

  • 12 courses (36 credits) in School of Business