Today's graduates aspiring to assume managerial and leadership positions in high tech firms and research institutions must be knowledgeable in both the engineering and managerial dimensions of the position. In recognition of this growing reality, UT-Dallas offers a blend of courses allowing students to earn a combination of master's level degrees in both engineering and management. Specifically, graduates of this program will qualify to earn an M.S.E.E. degree in combination with an MBA, an M.S. or an M.A. degree in Management.
The combination of master's level degrees in both engineering and management are jointly administered by the faculty members in the Department of Electrical Engineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science and the School of Management.
The program of studies leading to the award of an M.S.E.E. degree by the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science in combination with one of the following master's degrees, MBA, M.S. or M.A., offered by the School of Management, provides intensive preparation for engineers who seek knowledge and skills necessary to manage a technology firm. This program emphasizes both Electrical Engineering and Engineering Management, preparing students for a career in management and for holding leadership positions in engineering companies and research institutions. The program of studies is ideal for students interested in managing new technologies, from conceptualization and development to introduction and production.
The University’s general admission requirements are discussed here.
Student pursuing the M.S.E.E. degree in combination with and a master's degree in management must meet the admission requirements for both graduate programs. The degree requirements are discussed here. For this program of studies, the School of Management will accept a competitive GRE performance in lieu of the GMAT.
Combination of M.S.E.E. and MBA graduate degrees
The combination of M.S.E.E. and MBA degrees can be earned by completing a minimum of 68 graduate hours beyond prerequisite courses. This includes a minimum of 24 hours of approved electrical engineering courses in combination with a minimum of 44hours of approved management courses.
Students enrolled in this combination of M.S.E.E. and MBA degree programs are permitted to
Students are required to meet all other core and elective requirements for the M.S.E.E. and MBA degrees to obtain the combination of the M.S.E.E. with MBA graduate degrees.
Combination of M.S.E.E. with M.S. or M.A. graduate degrees
The combination of M.S.E.E. and M.S. or M.A. degrees can be earned by completing a minimum of 51 credit hours beyond prerequisites. This includes a minimum of 24hours of approved electrical engineering courses in combination with a minimum of 27hours of approved management courses for each of these management degrees.
Students enrolled in a combination of the M.S.E.E. and M.S. or M.A. degree programs are permitted to
Students are required to meet all other core and elective requirements for the M.S.E.E. and M.S. or M.A. degrees to obtain the combination of M.S.E.E. with M.S. or M.A. graduate degrees.
All students must have a graduate advisor in the electrical engineering department and a graduate advisor in the management school who will advise on respective programs and approve a degree plan. The advising office in each school will provide a detailed listing of approved courses. Courses taken without advisor approval may not count toward the required credit hours. No degree will be awarded until the completion of all requirements, including the requirement for the 68 or 51 credit hours for the M.S.E.E./MBA or M.S.E.E./M.S. or M.A. combinations respectively. If a student chooses at a later time to pursue only one of the two degree programs, the student MUST again seek admission into the degree program of the student's choice and satisfy the requirements of that degree program. Prior coursework relevant to the specific degree program will be transferred, provided the course requirements have not changed.