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The MBA/MEng Combined Program (Business) [Graduate]

The Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Engineering offer a program of combined study which enables students to earn both the MBA and MEng degrees after two calendar years of full-time study.

Each student must complete a Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research application form to be submitted to the Faculty of Business. A letter indicating the intention to apply to the MBA/MEng program should also be enclosed.

Entrance Requirements

Only students with an undergraduate degree in engineering will be admissible to this program. Applicants must follow the admission procedures and meet the admission requirements of both the Faculty of Business and the specific engineering department as governed by the regulations of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. The recommendation for admission will be made by the MBA/MEng Combined Program Selection Committee consisting of representatives from the Faculty of Business and the Faculty of Engineering. Admission will be recommended only for those students judged to have the ability and motivation to handle the significant demands of the program.

Program Requirements

The course requirements are as follows:

  1. ★30 required MBA core courses
  2. SMO 641  
  3. Four ★3 elective MBA courses
  4. Five ★3 graduate engineering courses (excluding engineering management courses) for programs in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or seven ★3 graduate engineering courses for programs in other engineering departments
  5. One engineering project equivalent to two ★3 courses. The required engineering project must have a significant business related component, and will be cosupervised by a professor from the Faculty of Business and a professor from the degree department within the Faculty of Engineering.

Students will normally take the ★30 first-year MBA courses in their first two semesters but may defer up to ★6 first-year MBA courses to the second year of the program and replace them in the first year with graduate engineering courses.

Students are eligible to receive financial assistance from either the Faculty of Business or the specific department within the Faculty of Engineering, but may not receive financial assistance from both Faculties simultaneously.

Students who decide to transfer out of the combined program into the regular MBA or MEng program will have to apply and meet the full degree requirements of that program.

Length of Program

Students enrolled in the combined program on a full-time basis can complete the program in two calendar years. Students may undertake the combined program on a part-time basis but must include one term of full-time attendance within a specified department in the Faculty of Engineering if so required by the specific engineering department. The duration of the total program must not exceed six consecutive calendar years.