The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers several five-year combined degree programs leading to a bachelor’s degree and a master's degree.
These programs reduce the typical path of a four-year bachelor's degree and a two-year master's degree by one year, saving both time and money. This is possible because of a slight reduction in undergraduate courses created by overlapping electives and the substitution of select graduate-level courses. When completed, students’ records will indicate two degrees individually awarded as part of a combined degree program.
Combined degree programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences give students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in less time and money. Our programs provide high quality, ABET accredited undergraduate degrees and advanced studies at the graduate level, enhancing your knowledge and understanding within a specialized discipline.
Students interested in one of these programs must first be accepted into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as an approved major. Outlines provided in the college catalog for each program follow the typical sequence recommended for the standard bachelor's degree for the first two-to three years.
Admissions requirements for each program vary and are available on department websites. Students should plan on satisfying admission requirements and applying to the program of interest in their sophomore or junior year.
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If accepted into the combined degree program, students will follow a curriculum which includes undergraduate and graduate courses required to earn both degrees.
Entering the workforce with a combination of management and technical skills provides a powerful platform to launch a career.
Students interested in one of these programs must first be accepted into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as an approved major. The outlines provided in the college catalog for each major follow the typical sequence recommended for the standard bachelor's degree for the first three years.
Students should take the GMAT/GRE and apply to the MBA program early during their junior year (third year course requirements). Students must formally apply to the MBA program by submitting the online application by April 1 (February 1 if you wish to be considered for financial aid in the form of a fellowship, scholarship, or graduate assistantship). Applicants must also schedule an appointment to meet with Jon Bonebrake, SEAS academic advisor to complete the SEAS Advisor Approval & Planning Form (submitted with MBA application). Admissions will be limited to students who can satisfy the entrance requirements for the MBA program.
If accepted into the combined degree program, students begin standard MBA classes in the fall semester of what is typically their senior year of engineering. Throughout that senior year and the next additional year students complete the MBA curriculum and their few remaining undergraduate requirements.
The requirements in the School of Management allow students to customize their electives from nine possible concentrations.
Join us on Zoom for an online information session and explore how an MBA enhances your career. Sessions are approximately 45 minutes. Prospective students learn about the Engineering/MBA combined degree program’s competitive strengths, extensive network, career services, experiential learning opportunities, and the admissions process. Current UB students are asked to register for and attend one of the many sessions offered throughout the year. If you’re unable to attend a live session, a recorded session is available through the School of Management’s webinar library.
Please email specific program questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the School of management admissions staff will follow up.