Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration BS/MBA

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The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Management offer a five-year program leading to a combined Bachelor’s degree/Master’s degree in Business Administration. 

This program reduces the typical path of a four year bachelor's degree and a two year MBA by one year. This is possible because of a slight reduction in undergraduate courses created by overlapping electives and the substitution of equivalent graduate-level courses. When completed, students’ records will indicate two degrees individually awarded as part of a combined degree program.

Apply to the MBA

Students should apply to the MBA program during their Junior Year.

Program Requirements

Undergraduate Catalog

All academic requirements are outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog, including course and elective listings. Note: The edition of the catalog that contains students’ university and major requirements is determined by their academic year of entry or reentry and academic year of acceptance to the major.


  • Technical electives

Mechanical Engineering, BS/MBA students take 3 MAE Technical Electives. This is any 300/400 level 3-credit MAE course that is not a required ME course.

Current semester technical electives can be found here. Note: Please note that this list is not a guarantee of course availability, and some courses are subject to cancellation.

  • Professional Practice Track Electives

The two professional practice track courses required for the BS degree are satisfied by the MBA core when the requirements for the combined degree are fulfilled.

  • Applied Math Elective

The applied math elective is satisfied by the MBA requirements MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers and MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers.

UB Curriculum/Gen Ed

All UB students must take a specified number of general education courses. Several sets of requirements are potentially applicable depending on when (year) and how (transfer or freshman) a student entered UB. For more information contact the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education.

Curricular Plan

The curriculum plan for the BS/MBA can be found here. Note: students should seek advisement from both the School of Management and Engineering in their fourth and fifth year.

UB MBA information sessions offer prospective students the opportunity to learn more about the competitive strengths of the UB MBA program, community and the admissions process. Sessions generally last 30-45 minutes. As a current UB student, we ask you to register for and attend one of the many sessions offered throughout the year. Please email specific program questions to and one of our admissions staff will follow up.