9: School of Graduate Engineering and Applied Science

General Information | Degree Programs | Program Descriptions | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Admission Requirements | Financial Assistance | Special Fellowships | General Requirements
Right to Petition | Transfer Credit | Air Force and Army ROTC | Graduate Degree Credit for Undergraduates
Joint Degree Program | Master of Science | Master of Engineering | Part-time Graduate Students
Commonwealth Graduate Engineering Program | Doctor of Philosophy
Virginia Consortium of Engineering and Science Universities (VCES)

M.E.-M.B.A. Joint Degree Program

The objective of the joint M.E.-M.B.A. degree program is the development of industrial leaders with business administration skills coupled with solid technical expertise. The M.E. degree provides a solid foundation of appropriate engineering or applied science background well above the normal undergraduate level. The M.B.A. develops the functional areas of business, gives the essentials of the behavioral and quantitative sciences that apply to management, and teaches techniques of management decision making. The combined degrees provide the knowledge required for a wide range of business applications.

Overall, a student must be admitted to both degree programs and satisfy nearly all of the requirements for both degrees. Generally the overall program length may be reduced by one semester, compared to the total time for both degrees separately.

In order to obtain this reduction in the number of hours, the student cannot stop after one degree but must finish both degrees. If the student decides to drop out of the joint degree program, the full requirements of the individual degree program must be met.

Students in the M.E.-M.B.A. Joint Degree Program are required to complete 24 credits for the Master of Engineering degree in SEAS and 69 credits for the Master of Business Administration degree in the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. Of the 24 credits in SEAS, 21 credits are normal course work and 3 credits are a project course taken under an appropriate SEAS number. Of these 21 credits, a minimum of 12 credits must be taken in the major department. Also, a maximum of 6 credits can be taken at the 500 level. None of the 24 credits can include a course taken in the Darden School. The project must have one advisor from SEAS and another from the Darden School. Corporate funding provides scholarships for students in this program.


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