Dual Master of Science-MBA in Mechanical Engineering

The dual Master of Science-MBA in Mechanical Engineering degree is designed for students that seek to have a deep technical knowledge in mechanical engineering as well as strong management skills and qualifications. The students will earn two separate master’s degrees in succession in this dual degree program. The MBA degree will be completed first; the science degree is considered the primary degree and will be finished last.


This dual program offers an exceptional combination of management skills with deep and practical knowledge of the technical aspects of mechanical engineering. The MBA program is particularly suited for engineering professions, as it incorporates a unique blend of courses on management skills, technology and analytics skills, and human skills.


  • Manufacturing

  • Medical Devices

  • Micro/Nano Systems

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

  • Product Design

  • Robotics & Control

  • Thermal, Fluids, Energy


Program Objectives


The program prepares students to:

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

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

  • pursue further studies:  Based on their disciplinary backgrounds, students with this degree may decide to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, or Business Administration, and join academia as a researcher and/or faculty member (e.g., Ph.D. in Sustainable Development, Sustainability Science, or Sustainability Management with focus on finance, marketing, or operations management). Other requirements may be necessary for Ph.D. application. 

Program Outcomes


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

  • acquire in-depth technical and managerial skills to be able to be effective leaders in technology companies in their field of study.

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

  • integrate managerial and technical aspects of mechanical engineering.

  • demonstrate fluency in the current body of knowledge in mechanical 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.

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

  • efficiently communicate complex issues to a varied audience.

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

Degree Requirements

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

  • 7 courses (21 credits) from the M.S. in Mechanical Engineering degree program, including:

    • 2 Mechanical Engineering core courses (6 credits)

    • 4 Mechanical Engineering concentration courses from 1 of the Mechanical Engineering concentrations (12 credits)

    • 1 Mechanical Engineering elective (3 credits)

  • an additional 12 courses (36 credits) from the MBA degree program

Requirements for MBA degree (with Mechanical Engineering concentration) in the dual degree program

FIN 500Financial and Managerial Accounting


FIN 523Financial Management


MGT 506Economics for Managers


MGT 612Leader Development


BIA 500Business Analytics: Data, Models & Decisions


BIA 610Applied Analytics


MGT 699Strategic Management


MGT 641Marketing Management


MGT 657Operations Management


MGT 635Managerial Judgment and Decision-Making


MGT 663Discovering and Exploiting Entrepreneurial Opportunities


MGT 808Fundamentals of Consulting


MGT 809Industry Capstone Experience


In addition to the courses listed above, students are required to take the following Mechanical Engineering graduate level courses:

  • Two Mechanical Engineering core courses
  • Four Mechanical Engineering concentration courses (from one of the Mechanical Engineering concentrations)
  • One Mechanical Engineering elective

The Mechanical engineering core courses, concentration courses, and elective course can be found under the Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering curriculum.