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Master of Science in Engineering Management/MBA

College of Business | College of Engineering

The Colleges of Engineering and Business offer a dual degree program for those in the engineering profession who want to advance their knowledge and improve their management career opportunities in engineering and technology-oriented companies. Successful graduates will earn both a Master of Science in Engineering Management and a Master of Business Administration. Pursuing both degrees together will save you time and more than $17,000 in tuition. Part-time candidates can finish both programs in as few as 2-3 years.

Admissions Requirements and Process

Candidates admitted to the MS in Engineering Management program with the intent of pursuing the dual degree program will work with their advisor to select the appropriate MBA courses to satisfy elective requirements. These MBA courses will later count toward your MBA degree requirements. Dual degree candidates will typically apply for admission to the MBA program upon enrolling in their last graduate term for the MS in Engineering Management program. The GMAT will be waived for dual degree applicants. Candidates who have not satisfied the MBA prerequisites requirements will need to do so for full admission to the MBA program. The prerequisites include the following: accounting, finance, and statistics.

Admissions Process


You will pursue a well-rounded curriculum in both business and engineering courses. Topics include Engineering Supply Chain Management; Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis; Decision Support Models; Information Technology Management and Applications; and Leadership, Problem Solving and Decision Making. The combined degree will require as little as 48 credits of coursework, taking advantage of 18 cross-credits from the two programs (nine credits from the College of Engineering and nine credits from the College of Business).

MSEM Core (EMGT) 12 cr.
Engineering Electives 9 cr.
MBA Electives 9 cr.
Total 30 cr.
MBA Core Courses 18 cr.
MBA Core Courses Transferred 9 cr.
MBA Core Courses 18 cr.
EMGT Elective Courses Transferred 9 cr.
Total Credits Completed* 18 cr.
Total for MSEM/MBA Dual Degree 48 cr.

*MBA credits completed after MSEM. Candidates will need to satisfy all MBA prerequisites before enrolling in the MBA program. They include: Accounting, Finance, and Statistics.

How Are Classes Offered?

The MSEM/MBA dual degree program can be completed entirely online, however, the MS in Engineering Management provides the option to attend evening in-class sessions, while the MBA is offered 100% online. Online courses are delivered via Web conferencing software and Kodiak, Western New England’s easy to use online learning management system.


The best business schools in the world are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Western New England University is the only private institution in western Massachusetts accredited by AACSB International and among fewer than 5% of business schools in the world to hold this accreditation.


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  • International Students

    An MS in Engineering Management is an internationally respected credential that can prepare you to advance your engineering career into leadership positions. The College of Engineering enjoys a growing reputation among international students for the caliber of our graduate programs. Learn more about our support for international students.

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