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Dual Master Degree Program (ME/MBA)

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Earn Two Master's Degrees in Two Years

At Clarkson University, you have the opportunity to earn two master's degrees in two years, developing your engineering and management skills in a stimulating, project-based environment. 

Students first complete a program leading to a 30-credit hour, non-thesis Master of Engineering (ME) degree.  This program focuses on practical design applications in an environment that spans the boundaries between traditional disciplines.  You must submit your application to the ME program first which will then be sent to the Graduate Business Programs Office for evaluation.

Students accepted into the ME/MBA dual degree program will have an opportunity to complete the necessary business foundation requirements in the summer through the Business Concepts Program after earning the ME but prior to the start of the MBA program.  These foundation courses will be offered at no tuition cost to participants in this dual degree program.

The second year, you will earn a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, emphasizing teamwork and leadership and managerial skills, again benefiting from Clarkson's size, which allows individual attention from professors.

At the end of this experience, you will have enhanced your engineering skills and learned valuable management skills - both of which will further your career.


Master of Engineering

This special non-thesis program can be viewed as a professional extension of your undergraduate degree.  The curriculum will prepare you for advanced work in engineering.  You will learn from faculty who have achieved national and international recognition for their work.

You can earn the Master of Engineering in any of Clarkson's engineering departments: chemical & biomolecular, civil & environmental, electrical & computer, and mechanical & aeronautical.  The program assumes you have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate engineering discipline and will continue studying in that area or a related field. 

The Business Concepts Program

Upon review of your undergraduate transcript(s), the Graduate Business Programs Office will notify you if you need to take any required business foundation courses.  Students may be required to take up to a maximum of 10 courses (1.5 credits each) at no additional tuition cost.  These summer courses provide a solid business foundation and are required before you begin the MBA.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Teamwork is a central focus of Clarkson's MBA program.  We emphasize the development of effective communication skills, including oral, written and multimedia methods.  The core courses use cases, behavioral role-playing, and simulation gaming as teaching methods.  Several hands-on projects, consulting assignments, and global business program opportunities provide application of theory to real business situations.

The MBA program begins in mid-August and is completed by early May.  The Clarkson MBA program is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a distinction enjoyed by only 33 percent of business schools in the United States.