Master’s Dual Degree

Engineering & Business MSE/MBA Dual Degree

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.

If you'd like to get more involved with research or teaching, graduate assistantships are available.

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


Engineering and Business Degree 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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The online catalog also features School of Engineering educational objectives, academic policies, and more which can be accessed by clicking Academic Schools & Departments and selecting the School of Engineering.

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, Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Candidates should hold a bachelor of science degree in engineering. 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) from an undergraduate program and scores from the GRE. The GRE requirement is optional for applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above from an EAC/ABET accredited undergraduate program, applicants interested in pursuing the MSE part-time, and current Widener students applying to the 4+1 accelerated program.


The School of Engineering graduate program reviews applications on a rolling admission basis.

Application Materials

Widener's goal is to provide you with the resources to succeed. Graduate assistantships and scholarships are offered to qualified individuals enrolled in an engineering master’s program. Awards are competitive and additional stipends are available to students conducting research with faculty members. Applicants can indicate their interest in a graduate assistantship within their online application.

Anniversary Scholarship

The Anniversary Scholarship was created during the School of Engineering'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 staff and has grown with contributions from alumni and university donors.

Graduate Assistantships

Eligible students can participate in research projects or assist faculty in executing teaching assignments for a semester as part of a graduate assistantship. The assistantship generally requires 20 hours of service a week and the tuition assistance is considered taxable income in accordance with current Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Lifting Barriers and Managing Costs

Widener’s graduate tuition rates are competitively priced. Loans, graduate assistantships, and payment plans—along with flexible full- and part-time study options—make it easy to finance your degree.  

Schedule an appointment with one of our Graduate Admissions Coaches to brainstorm a plan and troubleshoot anything from scheduling challenges to learning formats to financial scenarios.

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MSE/MBA Dual Degree 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 & A Personal Classroom Experience

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.

With small class sizes, you receive direct interaction with experienced faculty. You will learn from industry experts in the classroom and have the opportunity to work closely with classmates. In addition, the Graduate Program Office is always open in the evenings prior to class.

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 coursework 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.

State-Of-The-Art Facilities

Our laboratories are outfitted with the latest equipment in the industry including a:

  • Micro CT Scanner Machine
  • An inverted fluorescence microscope
  • An automated gas sorption analyzer
  • A soil mechanics lab
  • Water treatment facilites
  • 3D printer
Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

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

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

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

Recent Employers

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

Take the Next Steps


Visit our online application system to complete your app and share supplemental materials. There is a $35 application fee to apply to Widener.

Have a question? Want to talk with us more about your options? Give us a call, or send an email today!