Oct 26, 2021
The Haslam College of Business and the Tickle College of Engineering offer an integrated program leading to the conferral of the Master of Business Administration degree with a major in Business Administration and the Master of Science with a major in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering.
The establishment of the dual degree program addresses the critical need for personnel trained in both engineering and management who can integrate an increasingly complex body of knowledge for rapid introduction of new products to the marketplace. The objective of the dual degree program is to prepare graduates to take a leading management role in companies that must react quickly to a dynamic market where forces of competition require rapid changes via short cycles in design, manufacturing, and product development.
Reliability and Maintainability Engineering and Business Administration — Course Only without Comprehensive Exam
- Applicants for the MBA-MS program must make separate applications to and be accepted by Graduate Admissions for the Master of Business Administration, and Graduate Admissions for the Master of Science in Computer Engineering.
- Students who are accepted into the MBA-MS program will be assigned an advisor in each of the two majors, who will be responsible for course approval and supervision of the students’ progress through the dual program.
- Applications by United States citizens and permanent residents received after the MBA application deadline (February 1) will be considered as space allows. Additional information is required and different application dates are established by Graduate Admissions for international students.
- Dual degree candidates must satisfy the curriculum and graduation requirements of the Haslam College of Business and the Tickle College of Engineering.
Credit Hours Required
- 60 graduate credit hours
- 36 hours of course work in the Haslam College of Business
- 24 hours of course work in the Tickle College of Engineering
- Students meet the degree requirements as defined in the Master of Business Administration major and the Master of Science in the Reliability and Maintainability Engineering
- Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Core Courses (12 credit hours):
- Statistics (6 credit hours)
- IE 516 or STAT 567
- A statistics course selected in consultation with the major professor and guidance committee.
- Six credit hours of reliability and maintainability engineering elective courses or statistics elective courses chosen from these lists.
- Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Electives:
- Statistics Electives:
- *Currently offered through distance education.
- All courses are 3 credit hour courses.
- The student’s guidance committee should have representation from both the Computer Engineering and Business faculty to ensure that degree requirements for both the MBA and MS are fully met.