Students graduating from the dual MIE and MBA program will receive both the Master of Industrial Engineering degree and the Master of Business Administration degree. During the first year, students will focus primarily on completing the core MBA course sequence, and during the second year, they will concentrate on completing the course requirements for the MIE degree. To satisfy dual-degree requirements for the MBA program, students would be required to complete an MBA concentration. Depending on the concentration chosen, the program is structured so that students can complete both degrees in four or five semesters, starting in the fall or summer semester.
The current concentrations are:
- BioSciences Management
- Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization
- Financial Management
- Innovation Management
- Marketing Management
- Supply Chain Management
Students will be admitted to the program in a two-step process: The ISE department will first consider each applicant’s qualifications for pursuing the MIE degree, and then those applicants accepted for MIE studies will be forwarded to the business school for consideration for MBA studies (although applicants are still required to apply separately to each program). Unless otherwise noted, it is expected that applicants will abide by all of the specific requirements for each degree. Applicants will be required to take the GRE for admission to the MIE program and either the GRE or the GMAT for admission to the MBA program. Students will have access to the same career and program resources as all other MBA and MIE students. All students are expected to pursue their degrees full time and will pay the same tuition rates as MBA students.
Two course sequences are provided below. The first is the four-semester sequence for students selecting the Supply Chain Management Concentration. The second course sequence is for students selecting any of the Other Concentrations, where the actual courses used to satisfy the specific concentration requirements will be determined on an individual basis for each student.
One student’s perspective:
“The MIE/MBA program is great for a person like me coming from an industrial engineering background as it throws light on not just the technical aspects of a business but also the managerial. It’s the best of both worlds where the subject is studied from two different perspectives. The knowledge you gain from an interdisciplinary course like this is designed to make one a well rounded professional.”
-Niveditha Sunderraj, MIE/MBA 2013