MS in Manufacturing Engineering and MBA in Management Dual Degree Program

Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Management offer a coordinated Master of Science/Master of Business Administration program which prepares recent graduates or practicing professionals who are committed to careers in industry for positions as manufacturing managers. Individuals taking courses on a full-time basis complete the program in two calendar years and receive two degrees.

Program Requirements

A total of 80 credits is required for the dual degree program. Students must take at least 40 credits from the School of Management and meet the MS requirements for manufacturing engineering. Courses may be used to meet the requirements of one degree only. For courses counted toward the engineering MS, a student must complete 36 credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (B). The remaining 4 credits can be taken at either the School of Management or the College of Engineering. Candidates are encouraged to contact the Department of Mechanical Engineering graduate programs coordinator who will help them plan their curricula with an advisor at the time of first enrollment in the dual degree program. For MBA requirements, please contact the Graduate Programs Office at the School of Management.

Dual Degree Requirements for the MBA

All students are required to attend an orientation program prior to taking classes in the MBA program.

Required courses are as follows:

  • OB 712 or OB 713

Managing Organizations and People

  • AC 710 or AC 711 Financial Reporting and Control
  • FE 721 or FE 722 Financial Management
  • MK 723 or MK 724 Marketing Management
  • QM 716 or QM 717

Data Analysis for Managerial Decision Making

  • FE 727 or FE 730

Economics and Management Decisions

  • IS 710 or IS 711

IT Strategies for a Networked Economy

  • OM 725 or OM 726

Creating Value through Operations and Technology

  • SI 750 or SI 751

Competition, Innovation, and Strategy

  • PL 700 Current Topics in Law and Ethics (2 cr)
  • ES 700 Executive Presentations (1 cr)
  • ES 701 Executive Written Communication (1 cr)
  • ES 704 Career Toolkit (2 cr)
  • ES 705 Career Portfolio Program (1 cr)
  • ES 707 Managing Career Growth (1 cr)

For details about course prerequisites, please contact the School of Management Graduate Programs Office. Courses for the MBA must be completed with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7 (B−). At least 40 credits must be taken in residency at the School of Management. Students may enroll in the MBA program on a full- or part-time basis. For completion of the dual degree, students must be in compliance with time limits set by each school. The Graduate School of Management and the College of Engineering require that MBA/ENG dual degree requirements be completed within six years of matriculation. For full requirements, see the School of Management website. Telephone: 617-353-2670; email: MBA@bu.edu.

MS/MBA Admission

Students applying to this program must use the Graduate School of Management application. Forms and application instructions may be obtained from the School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215 or at http://management.bu.edu.