New Engineering-Business Joint Degree Now Available To Students

Starting this fall, students will be able to enroll in a joint degree program that combines a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Engineering (MEng). The University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering and School of Business recently approved the new joint degree to meet the increasing demand for engineers in management.

shakeThe MEng program was developed by the School of Engineering at UConn to provide practicing engineers at participating companies an opportunity to enhance their engineering skills. By boosting both business knowledge and engineering skills, the program is ideal for engineers who plan to move into management. It was designed with the working student in mind. The dual Master’s degree courses are offered in the evening with distance learning options and students have the option of beginning with either or both curriculums.

Dual MBA/MEng students will begin their program with MEng required curriculum. Because the part-time MBA program is designed for working engineers, classes are held in the evening.

Students interested in the dual MBA/MEng program must apply to each program separately. It is not necessary to apply simultaneously, but it’s recommend that interested MEng students seek admission to the part-time MBA program either during their MEng study or at the time they apply to the MEng program. Admission to one program has no bearing on the other program’s admission decision.

The standard MENG program is 27-credits and the standard MBA program is 57-credits.  With the Dual MBA/MENG degree, you are exempt from 15 credits in the MBA curriculum, bringing the total number of credits to 69.  You can expect the dual degree program to take four to five years to complete, depending on the number of courses taken each semester. 

MEng students, provided they get admission to both degrees, can take courses simultaneously in the two programs.

For more information, contact Afshin Ghiaei at or Diane Perko at

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