MBA/Master of Science in Engineering Joint Degree

Are you seeking a fast-track management career with a significant engineering and/or technological focus? The MBA/MS in Engineering Joint-Degree Program offered by the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and Swanson School of Engineering is the answer. With full-time and part-time options to suit your needs, the Pitt program positions individuals with an undergraduate degree in engineering or the hard sciences to take a management role in a company that has a significant engineering and/or technological focus.

Solving problems in today's complex and dynamic global business environment requires more than just technical savvy or business acumen. Hence, both manufacturing and service companies value graduates with both management and technical skills. Leveraging the strengths of both the Katz School and the Swanson School of Engineering, graduates of the MBA/MS-Engineering Joint-Degree Program receive two degrees (with no dilution in the requirements for either degree) at a significant cost and time savings (for details, please see the Frequently Asked Questions).

Program Structure

With full- and part-time options available, the MBA/MS-Engineering Joint-Degree Program is designed to be flexible and customizable. Full-time students can complete the joint-degree program in 20 months.

Part-time evening MBA/MS-Engineering students may complete all degree requirements over four (4) years by averaging 6 credits of coursework per term.

Students can choose to pursue a MBA/MS in:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Credit Requirements and Sample Schedule

View the credit requirements and sample schedule for the MBA/Master of Science in Engineering program. A highlight of the program is the Integrated Project, a 3-credit course in which students solve real-world problems that have both an engineering and business focus. 

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for the full-time MBA/MS-Engineering program (in-state and out of state)

Tuition and fees for the part-time MBA/MS-Engineering program (in-state and out of state)


Please contact Erin Vuono, Associate Director, MBA Admissions for information about the program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the MBA/MS in Engineering program Frequently Asked Questions for answers to the most common questions.

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