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MS-MBA Program

The Tickle College of Engineering offers a dual-degree MS-MBA program for each engineering discipline in collaboration with the Haslam College of Business.

The program addresses the critical need for personnel trained in both engineering and management who can integrate an increasingly complex body of knowledge for rapid introduction of new products to the marketplace. The program’s objective is to prepare graduates to take a leading management role in companies that must react quickly to a dynamic market where forces of competition require rapid changes via short cycles in design, manufacturing, and product development.

Students can obtain this dual degree over the course of two years (60 to 63 credit hours, depending on the engineering discipline). Students take MBA courses in the first year (fall and spring) followed by engineering courses the following summer, fall, and spring.

View the specific Dual MS-MBA program options for each discipline, including required courses, credit hours, and non-course requirements.


Hear From Our Alumni

Matt Bishop

The MBA helped me understand all the different additional components of the engineering field I work in and helps me excel. I’m responsible for marketing, business development, client relationships, and meeting financial targets. Having the technical background of the MS helps me sell services and work through issues with clients.”

—Matt Bishop,
(BS/CE ’11, MS-MBA ’13),
Design Team Manager
Wood Environment & Infrastructure.

Sonja Feck

“I realized [UT] had this dual degree program, where you could get both in two years…I was already looking at doing one or the other, so me being able to do both was what really attracted me to the program.”

—Sonja Feck,
(MS-MBA ’20),
future Materials Process Engineer,
Northrop Grumman



Program Course Requirements

Fall—First Year MBA Core Courses Credit Hours
Session 1: 7 1/2 Weeks
ACCT 505—Financial Accounting 1.5
FIN 505—Financial Management I 1.5
BZAN 505—Operations Management 1.5
MKTG 505—Demand Management I 1.5
BUAD 515—Business Skills Development I 1.5
Session 2: 7 1/2 Weeks
ACCT 506—Managerial Accounting 1.5
SCM 505—Supply Chain Management I 1.5
MKTG 506—Demand Management II 1.5
BZAN 506—Prescriptive Modeling 1.5
BUAD 516—Business Skills Development II 1.5
Total Fall Credit Hours 15
Spring—First Year MBA Core Courses Credit Hours
Session 1: 7 1/2 Weeks
MGT 505—Leading Complex Organizations 1.5
ECON 505—Economics of Strategy 1.5
FIN 506—Financial Management II 1.5
STAT 505—Quantitative Methods 1.5
BUAD 517—Business Skills Development III 1.5
Session 2: 7 1/2 Weeks
SCM 506—Supply Chain Management II 1.5
FIN 507—Financial Statement Analysis 1.5
MGT 506—Competitive Strategy 1.5
ECON 506—Market Forces in the Global Environment 1.5
BZAN 507—Supply Chain Models 1.5
Full Session 15 weeks
Engineering course in the Major (1 course) 3
Total Spring Credit Hours 18
Summer—First Year MBA Core Courses Credit Hours
Full Session 10 weeks
Engineering Major course / Mathematics course 6
Fall—Second Year MBA Core Courses Credit Hours
Full Session 15 Weeks
Engineering courses in the Major 6
  MBA Electives (Entrepreneurship and Innovation preferred) 6
  Total Fall Credit Hours 12
Spring-Second Year MBA Core Courses Credit Hours
Full Session 15 Weeks
Engineering courses in the Major 9
Total Program Hours 60

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