Master’s Dual Degree

Engineering & Business Administration (MSE/MBA)

Strengthen your education with advanced work at the graduate level in engineering and business management that meets the demands of your leadership responsibilities.

Program Overview

Advance your career through courses in both engineering and business management that explore advanced technical training within a supportive environment for the working professional. 

Here, you'll benefit from a flexible curriculum, as all graduate classes are offered in the evening. Some engineering classes are also available to stream online.

The master of business administration is accredited by the Associate to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Program Options

Jointly administered by the Schools of Engineering and Business Administration, this program gives emerging engineering leaders technical training coupled with advanced study in business and management.

By means of careful selection and coordination of courses to avoid overlap, you can earn the dual degree with a minimum total number of credits— 54 with or without a thesis.

The dual MSE/MBA requires separate applications for each degree program. Acceptance into both programs is prerequisite to acceptance as a dual MSE/MBA candidate.

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You can build additional knowledge in a specific field of engineering, as this dual degree is available within – biomedical, chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering. 

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Admissions Requirements

  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's of science degree in engineering from an EAC/ABET-accredited undergraduate program. Candidates who hold undergraduate degrees in closely related areas are also considered.
  • Candidates should hold a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 (based on a 4.0 system).
  • The GRE is required of all full-time applicants, except those in the 4+ 1 program, and although the GRE is optional for part-time students, it may be helpful in the evaluation of credentials. The Quantitative Score on the GRE should be in the top 40% as noted on the score results.

Deadlines

The School of Engineering graduate program reviews applications on a rolling admission basis, but suggests 4 weeks prior to the start of a semester as a tentative deadline for application, to allow for any follow-up or additional information.

Supplemental Materials

Various types of financial support are available to graduate students, like you, through university-based scholarship and graduate assistantship programs and the generosity of our university donors.

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Scholarships

  • Admissions & merit based scholarships are available.

Graduate Assistantships

You can participate in research projects or assist faculty in executing teaching assignments for a semester as part of a graduate assistantship.

Graduate students who accept the assistantship may not be employed elsewhere without prior consent of the advisor and director for graduate programs.

The assistantship generally requires 20 hours of service a week and the tuition reimbursement is considered taxable income in accordance with current Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Anniversary Scholarship

The Anniversary Scholarship was created during the school's 150th anniversary to celebrate the long history of excellence in engineering education at Widener by supporting merit-based graduate scholarships for thesis students. The fund began with contributions from faculty and stand, and has grown with contributions from alumni and university donors. It's not a traditional scholarship and will be awarded at the end of the year.

Program Highlights

Take your career to the next level with a graduate degree that is designed to meet your needs. Here, you'll benefit from a supportive environment and a flexible curriculum, while working with industry-shaping faculty and professionals.

Advanced Technical Classes

The MSE/MBA program allows you to complete advanced technical course work in areas that reflect your current specialization of engineering or where you'd like to focus it moving forward.

Flexibility for Working Professionals

Graduate classes meet one night per week and are streamed over the Internet live and archived for later viewing. This gives you a direct connection to faculty, and allows you to stay up to date with course work while traveling or when unexpected work conflicts arise.

Faculty Research & Mentorship

Our faculty are invested in your success. You'll have the opportunity to work closely with renowned faculty in the classroom on contemporary issues and outside of the classroom on cutting-edge research projects.

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Here, you'll continue to enhance your leadership skills.

Recent Employers & Industry Connections

  • The Boeing Company
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Naval Sea Systems Command
  • Sunoco
  • DuPont

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Director of business strategy
  • Engineering/plant manager
  • Management consultant
  • Project manager 
  • Technology/operations director

Industry Growth

Employment of engineering managers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, which is average growth. The overall growth will be based on the specific industries. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Financial Aid

At Widener, opportunities for financial aid extend to graduate students. Discover how scholarships, assistantships, fellowships, and other sources of aid can make obtaining your degree possible.

Next steps to apply

We’re glad you made the decision to apply. All applications and supplemental materials are submitted through the online application system. There is a $35 application fee to apply to Widener.

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