BS/MBA Joint-Degree Program


This new joint degree program will enable undergraduate students in these departments to obtain a BS degree in their discipline and an MBA degree from the College of Business Administration with an effective reduction of 18 semester credit hours across the two degree programs.


Students in the joint degree program will be able to use dual credits to reduce their combined semester credit hours (SCH) to obtain both the BS and MBA degrees with 18 fewer SCH hours.


To the extent that resources are available, students enrolled in the joint degree program will receive scholarship support in their undergraduate study from the College of Engineering and in their MBA study from the College of Business Administration. Scholarship recipients will be named Loya Joint-Degree Fellows.




Joint-Degree BS in Computer Science and MBA


For students majoring in Computer Science and accepted into the joint-degree BS-MBA program, the degree requirements are amended so that three courses in the MBA program count dually for one free elective and two technical electives in Computer Science. Students would also take three graduate courses in Computer Science that would count dually toward the BS in Computer Science and toward the MBA. To be accepted into the program, students must have least 90 hours accumulated toward their degree, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30, and be admitted to the full-time MBA program.


The program of study for the Master of Business Administration, which is normally 48 semester hours, would consist of:


Required MBA Core (39 semester hours)

ACCT 5301: Financial Accounting
ACCT 5311: Accounting for Management
ECON 5311: Managerial Economics
ECON 5360: Global Economic Environment for Managers
FIN 5311: Financial Management
MGMT 5311: Organizational Management Seminar
BLAW 5306: Business Law and Ethics
MGMT 5336: Effective Management of Human Resources
MKT 5311: Marketing Management
MGMT 5325: Management Strategy and Policy (Taken in final semester)
CIS 5313: Strategic Information Systems
OSCM 5308: Concepts of Production Management
QMB 5311: Quantitative Methods in Business
Plus nine semester hours of graduate courses in Computer Science, in place of nine semester hours of area electives in Finance, International Business, and Operations and Supply Chain Management, Management, and Marketing.

Joint-Degree BS in Electrical Engineering and MBA


For students majoring in Electrical Engineering (General Option) and accepted into the joint-degree BS-MBA program, the degree requirements are amended so that three courses in the MBA program count dually for one technical elective and for two concentration courses in Electrical Engineering, and nine graduate credits in Electrical Engineering count dually toward upper-division requirements for the BS program in Electrical Engineering and toward nine semester hours of electives in the MBA program. The graduate credits in Electrical Engineering consist of (a) graduate equivalents of two three-credit upper-division electives and (b) EE 4230 Senior Design Project Lab II (two credits) and EE 4171 Engineering Problems (one credit). Correspondingly, the Department and the College request that EE 4230 and EE 4171 be designated as qualifying for graduate credit for the purposes of the joint-degree BS in Electrical Engineering and MBA. To be accepted into the joint-degree program, students must have at least 90 hours accumulated toward their BS in Electrical Engineering, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30, and be admitted to the MBA program.


The program of study for the Master of Business Administration, which is normally 48 semester hours, would consist of:


Required MBA Core (39 semester hours)

ACCT 5301: Financial Accounting
ACCT 5311: Accounting for Management
ECON 5311: Managerial Economics
ECON 5360: Global Economic Environment for Managers
FIN 5311: Financial Management
MGMT 5311: Organizational Management Seminar
BLAW 5306: Business Law and Ethics
MGMT 5336: Effective Management of Human Resources
MKT 5311: Marketing Management
MGMT 5325: Management Strategy and Policy (Taken in final semester)
CIS 5313: Strategic Information Systems
OSCM 5308: Concepts of Production Management
QMB 5311: Quantitative Methods in Business
Plus nine semester hours of graduate courses in Electrical Engineering, in place of nine semester hours of area electives in Finance, International Business, and Operations and Supply Chain Management, Management, and Marketing.

Joint-Degree BS in Industrial Engineering and MBA


For students majoring in Industrial Engineering and accepted into the joint degree BS-MBA program, the degree requirements are amended so that three courses in the MBA program count dually for two technical elective courses in Industrial Engineering and for IE 2326 Engineering Economy for IE Majors. Students would also take three graduate courses in Industrial (IE), Manufacturing (MFG) or Systems (SE) Engineering that would count dually toward the BS in Industrial Engineering and toward the MBA. To be accepted into the program, students must have least 90 hours accumulated toward their degree, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30, and be admitted to the full-time MBA program.


The program of study for the Master of Business Administration, which is normally 48 semester hours, would consist of:


Required MBA Core (39 semester hours)

ACCT 5301: Financial Accounting
ACCT 5311: Accounting for Management
ECON 5311: Managerial Economics
ECON 5360: Global Economic Environment for Managers
FIN 5311: Financial Management
MGMT 5311: Organizational Management Seminar
BLAW 5306: Business Law and Ethics
MGMT 5336: Effective Management of Human Resources
MKT 5311: Marketing Management
MGMT 5325: Management Strategy and Policy (Taken in final semester)
CIS 5313: Strategic Information Systems
OSCM 5308: Concepts of Production Management
QMB 5311: Quantitative Methods in Business
plus nine semester hours of graduate courses in Industrial Engineering, in place of nine semester hours of area electives in Finance, International Business, and Operations and Supply Chain Management, Management, and Marketing.

Joint-Degree BS in Engineering Leadership and MBA


For students majoring in Engineering Leadership and accepted into the joint-degree BS-MBA program, the degree requirements are amended so that three courses in the MBA program count dually for three electives courses, specifically within the specialization track electives in Engineering Leadership. Students would also take three graduate courses in the College of Engineering that would count dually toward the BS in Engineering Leadership and toward the MBA. The graduate credits in Leadership Engineering consist of (a) LE 4395 Senior Design I, (b) LE 4396 Senior Design II, and (c) ENGR 4320 Innovation in Technology. Correspondingly, the Program and the College request that LE 4395, LE 4396, and ENGR 4320 be designated as qualifying for graduate credit for the purposes of the joint-degree BS in Engineering Leadership and MBA.


To be accepted into the program, students must have least 80 hours accumulated toward their degree, a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30, and be admitted to the full-time MBA program.


The program of study for the Master of Business Administration, which is normally 48 semester hours, would consist of:


Required MBA Core (39 semester hours)

ACCT 5301: Financial Accounting
ACCT 5311: Accounting for Management
ECON 5311: Managerial Economics
ECON 5360: Global Economic Environment for Managers
FIN 5311: Financial Management
MGMT 5311: Organizational Management Seminar
BLAW 5306: Business Law and Ethics
MGMT 5336: Effective Management of Human Resources
MKT 5311: Marketing Management
MGMT 5325: Management Strategy and Policy (Taken in final semester)
CIS 5313: Strategic Information Systems
OSCM 5308: Concepts of Production Management
QMB 5311: Quantitative Methods in Business
Plus nine semester hours of graduate courses in Engineering, in place of nine semester hours of area electives in Finance, International Business, and Operations and Supply Chain Management, Management, and Marketing.

Joint-Degree BS in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering and MBA


For students majoring in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering and accepted into the joint-degree BS-MBA program, the degree requirements are amended so that three courses in the MBA program count dually for MME 4320 Nanomaterials & Nanostructures, MME 4303 Metals Processing, and one upper-division elective course. Students would also take three graduate courses in the College of Engineering that would count dually toward the BS in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and toward the MBA. The graduate credits in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering consist of (a) MME 4419 MME Design & Practice, (b) MME 4404 Materials Processing and (c) MME 4195 Senior Professional Orientation. Correspondingly, the Department and the College request that MME 4419, MME 4404, and MME 4195 be designated as qualifying for graduate credit for the purposes of the joint-degree BS in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering and MBA.


The program of study for the Master of Business Administration, which is normally 48 semester hours, would consist of:


Required MBA Core (39 semester hours)

ACCT 5301: Financial Accounting
ACCT 5311: Accounting for Management
ECON 5311: Managerial Economics
ECON 5360: Global Economic Environment for Managers
FIN 5311: Financial Management
MGMT 5311: Organizational Management Seminar
BLAW 5306: Business Law and Ethics
MGMT 5336: Effective Management of Human Resources
MKT 5311: Marketing Management
MGMT 5325: Management Strategy and Policy (Taken in final semester)
CIS 5313: Strategic Information Systems
OSCM 5308: Concepts of Production Management
QMB 5311: Quantitative Methods in Business
Plus nine semester hours of graduate courses in Engineering, in place of nine semester hours of area electives in Finance, International Business, and Operations and Supply Chain Management, Management, and Marketing.