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Dual MS-MBA Program

The Haslam College of Business (HCB) and the Tickle College of Engineering (TCE) offer an integrated program leading to the conferral of the Master of Business Administration degree with a major in business administration (concentration in operations management) and the Master of Science degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering.


Applications are accepted for fall semester only. Applicants for the MS-MBA program must make separate applications to and be accepted by Graduate and International Admissions for the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Civil or Environmental Engineering, and by the Dual Program committee.

Students will initially apply for the MBA program, indicating on their application the intent to pursue the dual MS-MBA program and the appropriate engineering major (refer to the MBA program for separate instructions). Students accepted for both the MBA and the Civil or Environmental Engineering degree programs will be assigned to Dual Program Committee advisors, who will be responsible for course approval and supervision of the students’ progress through the dual program. View the Graduate Catalog for more information about the program.

Applications by United States citizens and permanent residents received after the MBA application deadline (February 1) will be considered as space allows. Additional information is required and different application dates are established by Graduate and International Admissions for international students.


The MS-MBA curriculum consists of 37 credit hours of coursework in HCB and 24 credit hours of coursework in TCE. All students must have a course work plan approved by their respective program during their first semester in the program. A final examination as required to fulfill the requirements of the engineering degree and must be taken during the final semester.

The dual degree candidate must satisfy the curriculum and graduation requirements of the TCE major being pursued as well as HCB’s requirements. For additional requirements for the Master of Science in Civil or Environmental Engineering, refer to program descriptions for those majors.

Students withdrawing from the dual degree program before completing both degrees will not receive credit toward graduation in either degree program for courses taken in the other degree program, except as such courses qualify for credit without regard to the dual degree program. The MS and MBA degrees will be awarded upon successful completion of the requirements of the dual program.


Term/Courses Credit Hours
August – First Year
Business Administration 511 (MBA Core I) 3
Fall – First Year
Business Administration 501 (MBA Career Development)
Business Administration 512 (MBA Core II)
Business Administration 513 (MBA Core III)
MBA Hub Elective
Engineering Major1
Engineering Major/Math1 6
Fall – Second Year
Engineering Major1
MBA Innovative & Entrepreneurship Elective
Engineering Major1 9
Total 61

1Engineering major courses must be selected to satisfy civil engineering or environmental engineering major degree requirements.