MS/MBA Combination Degree of Engineering and Management



Today’s graduates aspiring to assume managerial and leadership positions in high tech firms and research institutions must be knowledgeable in both the engineering and managerial dimensions. UT Dallas offers a blend of courses allowing students to earn a combination of master’s level degrees in both engineering and management. Specifically, graduates of this program will qualify to earn an Master of Science Electrical Engineering (MSEE) degree in combination with an MBA or MS degree in management. Visit UT Dallas Department of Electrical Engineering for more information.

Faculty

The combination of master’s level degrees in both engineering and management is jointly administered by the faculty members in the Department of Electrical Engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Management.

Objectives

The UT Dallas program leading to an MSEE degree in combination with an MBA, MS or MA, emphasizes both electrical engineering and engineering management. The program prepares students for a career in management and for holding leadership positions in engineering companies and research institutions. It is ideal for students interested in managing new technologies, from conceptualization and development to introduction and production.

Admission Requirements

Note: To apply for this degree program, an undergrad business degrees is not required (all undergraduate majors welcome).

Student pursuing the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree in combination with and a master’s degree in management must meet the admission and degree requirements for both graduate programs (we accept both GRE and GMAT).

The combination of a MS in Electrical Engineering and MBA degree can be earned by completing a minimum of 68 graduate hours beyond prerequisite courses. This includes a minimum of 24 hours of approved electrical engineering courses combined with a minimum of 44 hours of approved management courses.

Students enrolled in the program are permitted to:

  • Utilize a maximum of nine semester credit hours from the approved list of management courses together with 12 hours of approved elective electrical engineering (EE) courses to satisfy the required 21 hours of elective courses in the MSEE degree
  • Utilize a maximum of nine semester credit hours from the approved list of EE courses together with 15 hours of approved elective MBA courses to satisfy the 24 hours of elective courses in the MBA degree

Students are required to meet all other core and elective requirements for the MSEE and MBA degrees to obtain the combination MSEE MBA degree.

The combination MSEE/MS degrees can be earned by completing a minimum of 51 semester credit hours beyond prerequisites. This includes a minimum of 24 hours of approved electrical engineering courses in combination with a minimum of 27 hours of approved management courses for each of these management degrees.

Students enrolled in a combination MSEE/MS degree program are permitted to:

  • Utilize a maximum of nine semester credit hours from the approved list of management courses together with 12 hours of approved elective EE courses to satisfy the required 21 hours of elective courses listed in the MSEE degree
  • Utilize a maximum of nine semester credit hours from the approved list of EE courses to satisfy elective courses for the MS degree

Students are required to meet all other core and elective requirements for the MSEE and MS degrees to obtain the combinatio MSEE/MS degree. All students must have a graduate advisor from the electrical engineering department and the School of Management to advise them about respective programs and approve a degree plan. The advising office in each school will provide a detailed listing of approved courses. Courses taken without advisor approval may not count toward the required semester credit hours.

No degree will be awarded until the completion of all requirements, including the 68 semester credit hours for the MSEE/MBA or 51 semester credit hours for the MSEE/MS combinations respectively. If a student chooses at a later time to pursue only one of the two degree programs, the student must again seek admission into the degree program of their choice and satisfy the requirements of that degree program. Prior coursework relevant to the specific degree program will be transferred if the course requirements have not changed.