Apr 13, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Dual M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering/Master of Business Administration

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The mission of the Dual Degree M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering/MBA program is to educate working engineers and scientists in the engineering and business disciplines that will make them leaders of complex technical endeavors within their sponsoring organizations.

The dual degree M.S.E./MBA program will confer two degrees upon its graduates: an MBA and an M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering. Taking the dual degree program saves the student several courses compared to the two programs taken separately. Students may also obtain either the M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering degree or the MBA degree as stand-alone by fulfilling the individual degree requirements.

The dual degree program is designed to be completed in approximately three years. Typically, electrical-engineering classes are completed first, followed by taking the required classes in the MBA program.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), Student Outcomes (SOs), and Learning Outcomes (LOs)

The PEOs and SOs of the MS degree and the LOs of the MBA degree are the same as those of the stand-alone degrees.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission should apply first to the Electrical Engineering, M.S.E. After completing 12 semester hours of electrical-engineering courses with a GPA of 3.0, students can apply to the dual degree M.S.E./MBA program. Students who are granted admission may begin enrolling in MBA courses upon approval from their respective program director. 

Graduation Requirements

Students enrolled in the Dual Degree M.S.E/MBA Program are jointly advised by the program directors of the M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and MBA programs. Students can begin the dual degree program in any semester. It is recommended that incoming students take a full course load of electrical-engineering courses the first year and begin the MBA curriculum in year two. Additional electrical-engineering courses can be completed in year three.

Students need to complete 36 units of MBA courses (i.e., MBA curriculum without emphasis/specialization) and 24 units of electrical-engineering courses (i.e., M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering curriculum without 6 units of elective courses) with a cumulative grade point average of at least B (3.0). Therefore, students need to complete a total of 60 units to graduate. 15 units of electrical-engineering courses will be used to satisfy the emphasis/concentration requirement of the MBA degree. 6 units of MBA courses will be used to satisfy elective requirements of the M.S.E. degree. Of the electrical-engineering coursework, 8 units must be completed at the 6000-level, and courses at the 5000-level must be completed with a grade of B (3.0) or better.

When the course requirements outlined above are completed, the student will be awarded both the MBA degree and the M.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering.

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