Oct 02, 2023
The mission of the Systems Engineering Leadership Program (SYEG) is to educate working engineers and scientists in the engineering and business disciplines that will make them leaders of highly complex technical endeavors within their sponsoring organizations.
The SYEG Dual Degree MS in Systems Engineering/MBA program will confer two degrees upon its graduates: an MBA and an MS in Systems Engineering. Students may obtain either an MS in Systems Engineering or an MBA degree as a stand-alone by fulfilling the individual degree requirements. Taking the dual degree program saves the student several courses compared to the two programs taken separately.
For the Systems Engineering M.S.:
- Apply the fundamental principles of systems engineering to complex problems
- Become leaders of innovative technology projects and business
- Develop multidisciplinary skills to architect, design, and manage complex systems throughout their life cycle
- Apply principles of project management and lean engineering to improve operational efficiency
- Develop technical skills to model, analyze, and design integrated engineering systems
For the M.B.A.:
- Students will be able to apply key concepts in the business-related areas of accounting, finance, marketing, operations and supply chain management, information technology, and economics.
- Students will be able to evaluate how economic and trade issues, different cultures, and the political environment impact business situations.
- Students will be able to utilize critical thinking skills in analyzing business situations.
- Students will be able to integrate concepts and skills from multiple business areas when analyzing business situations.
- Students will be able to effectively express knowledge and ideas through written communication and oral communication.
- Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of leadership principles within themselves and in organizations.
- Students will understand and be able to evaluate formal and informal organizational structure and processes.
- Students will be able to analyze teamwork and interpersonal relations in an organizational setting.
- Students will be able to apply appropriate data analysis techniques in the analysis of business situations and in decision making.
- Students will be able to identify an ethical dilemma in a business situation and apply an ethics model or framework to propose and defend a resolution.
- Students will be able to identify social responsibility issues and incorporate responsibility to stakeholders in their analysis of business situations.
- Students will be able to identify sustainability issues and incorporate environmental responsibilities in their analysis of business situations.
Both the MBA Program in the College of Business and the Systems Engineering Program in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering must accept students applying to the SYEG for admission. The admissions process to both Colleges will be coordinated within the University. Prospective students need to submit only one application to the LMU Graduate Division. The application is submitted online to Graduate Admission with a $50 application fee. To apply online, visit http://graduate.lmu.edu. Applicants must submit:
- GMAT or GRE score (for admission into the College of Business Administration)
- A transcript documenting the Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science from an ABET accredited program (or equivalent) with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Three of more years of related work experience
- Essay discussing how the two degrees fit into applicant’s career development
Students enrolled in the SYEG Dual Degree MS/MBA Program are jointly advised by the Graduate Program Director for Systems Engineering and Engineering Management in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering and the MBA Program Director in the College of Business Administration. Students can begin the dual degree program in any semester. It is recommended that incoming students take a full course load of SYEG courses the first year of the dual degree program, then begin the MBA curriculum in year two, and select electives and additional SYEG courses in year three.
In addition to the MBA Curriculum, SYEG dual degree students will take a total of eight (8) Systems Engineering courses, of which five will be used to satisfy the emphasis/concentration requirement for the MBA degree. Two of the MBA courses of the SYEG are taken as part of the MBA coursework and apply to the M.S. in Systems Engineering.
MBA curriculum (no emphasis)
Note: Five (5) Systems Engineering courses count towards the electives in the MBA program.
|36 semester hours
SYEG: Eight (8) courses in Systems Engineering
Note: Two (2) MBA courses count toward electives for the MS in Systems Engineering.
|24 semester hours
||60 semester hours
The Graduate Program Director for the MS in Systems Engineering has the discretion to substitute other SYEG Systems Engineering coursework based on availability and Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering Dean’s office approval.
MBA Curriculum Requirements for the Dual Degree M.B.A./M.S. in Systems Engineering Dual Degree:
Total Requirement: 36 semester hours
When the course requirements outlined above are completed, the student will be awarded both the MBA and the MS in Systems Engineering degrees.
The dual degree can be completed in approximately three years by a student taking two to three courses each semester, including summer. The program can be accelerated by taking 4-5 classes per semester.