Watson Fast-Track Master's in Business Administration Combined Degree Program

Consider the Benefits...

  • Increase Your Marketability and Earning Potential.
  • Save Time: Earn your MBA with one additional year of study instead of two.
  • Outstanding Value: Pay graduate tuition for only one year
  • Gain Real-World Experience: Explore various career tracks through numerous internships, team-based coursework, and consulting project courses.
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Program Objective

Over the past several years, the engineering industry has undergone considerable change. Economic and managerial issues that were previously addressed outsidethe engineer's domain have been integrated into the engineer's responsibilities. In recognition of the increasing need for the integration of technology and business administration, the Watson School of Engineering and the School of Management have joined together to offer a program that combines an engineering undergraduate degree with a masters in business administration. This program provides a dynamic combination, allowing students the opportunity to explore immediate interests while building a solid, long-term career foundation.

General Program Requirements

The combined degree program provides Watson undergraduate students with the opportunity to complete their BS degree and MBA degree within five years. In order to complete this program, students will be required to take three core MBA courses during the junior and/or senior year. Upon completion of their senior year, students receive their BS degree. In the fifth year they are officially admitted to the MBA program.

How Do I Apply?

Students apply to the combined degree program in their junior year. Typically, admission eligibility requires a minimum GMAT score of 600, along with a GPA in excess of 3.0. During their senior year, students will take three MBA courses (MGMT 501, 502, 505). These courses will be applied towards fulfilling the technical and/or professional elective component of the engineering undergraduate program. At the end of the senior year, students graduate with a BS degree and are then officially admitted into the MBA program (In order to advance to the MBA program, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout their senior year and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all management coursework).

How Do I Obtain Advising?

As a general plan, students should take most of their required courses by the end of their junior year of study. They should leave room in their senior-year schedule to take the three required MBA courses mentioned above. Based upon the technical components of the undergraduate curriculum, students will automatically be waived from 12 credit hours of graduate elective coursework. Additionally, depending on the specific curriculum, students may be waived from some of the MBA core courses due to the level of mathematics, science, and technical knowledge required within the accredited engineering and computer science majors.

If you would like to receive further information or meet with a graduate advisor, feel free to contact Alesia Wheeler, Assistant Director, at (607) 777-4236 or at awheeler@binghamton.edu.

When you consider the benefits the quality of education, the added value of an MBA, the increase in marketability and the savings in time and money you will recognize that this program is designed with your career in mind.

Last Updated: 3/25/14