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College of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

B.S.ME/M.B.A. 5-Year Program

The School of Mechanical Engineering in conjunction with the Krannert School of Management offers an integrated five-year B.S.ME/M.B.A. program to high-achieving students, Each year a significant number of engineering graduates pursue M.B.A.s at U.S. business schools. The M.B.A. is seen as a complement to the engineer's technical education, providing an understanding of the business context within which many technical decisions are made. Many employers also have a strong preference for hiring M.B.A.s with engineering backgrounds, particularly in the manufacturing and technology sectors, in which Krannert and the College of Engineering enjoy many longstanding relationships with leading employers. The B.S.ME/M.B.A. combined degree offering will provide top B.S.ME students an efficient and cost-effective path for developing management knowledge as well as the highly valued credential of an M.B.A. degree. It will also open new job opportunities for the program graduates that expedite their progression to high-level management positions.

Basic admission requirements include:

  1. Maintaining a 3.5 graduation GPA.
  2. Securing at least one session of internship and/or co-op work experience prior to the senior year.
  3. Securing advanced credit (preferably math) or willingness to accelerate your ME program by taking summer courses.
  4. Completing an application and successfully interviewing for a position with the Krannert School of Management faculty.

More details about the B.S.ME/M.B.A. program are available online.