Engineering/MBA

A Dual Degree of the University of Kentucky's College of Engineering and Gatton College of Business and Economics

Applications for 2019 class will open in September. 
The University of Kentucky's Engineering/MBA dual degree is a unique program that intersects technology and business, awarding both the Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. All UK engineering majors can take advantage of this highly competitive program. Integrating a strong business understanding with the technical background of an engineer, you will now have the necessary skills to drive future innovations in both technology and business in a high-tech global economy. 


Admissions & Preparatory Courses

Qualified candidates will be invited to apply by January 15th, followed by individual interviews with the Engineering/MBA Selection Committee. Final selections will be based on academic excellence, professional and personal accomplishments along with leadership potential and diversity. Only engineering majors at the University of Kentucky qualify for this dual degree option, however other engineering majors from other institutions can still apply for consideration into the One Year MBA program. Before applying into the MBA program, please review the Admissions Requirements, MBA Preparatory Courses and updated GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy

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Program Description & Curriculum

Combine your technical skills with a strong business savvy.

In recognition of the increasing need for the integration of technology and business skills, the Engineering/MBA dual degree program was established to give students with technical backgrounds in engineering and computer science the leadership, critical thinking, communication, problem solving and team-building skills while increasing their knowledge in economics, finance, marketing, management and much more. We believe engineering graduates equipped with an MBA will have the technical, analytical and business skills necessary to lead strategic initiatives in high-tech, operations and manufacturing companies. The Engineering/MBA dual degree program includes the following:

  • Significant scholarship opportunities
  • One Year MBA program, including the Project Connect internship
  • Two-week International Study Abroad at the conclusion of the MBA proram
  • Valuable enrichment activities during senior year of undergraduate studies

Program Overview

Dual Degree Program with One Year MBA

Year 1: Take engineering courses as scheduled.
Year 2: Take engineering courses as scheduled.
Year 3: Take engineering courses as scheduled. During the summer, application invitations are sent to qualified candidates and instructed on how to apply along with other program specifics.
Year 4: Take engineering courses as scheduled. By January 15th, submit graduate school application to the MBA program and satisfy the MBA Admissions Requirements.
Year 5: One Year MBA program, Project Connect internship experience and the two-week international study abroad at the conclusion of the MBA program. 

Please Note: 

  • In late January, the Engineering/MBA Dual Degree Selection Committee will review applications and invite selected candidates for an interview. Fifteen candidates will initially be selected for the Engineering/MBA dual degree program (typically in early February). Each candidate will receive a $20K scholarship towards the One Year MBA tuition, plus a scholarship for the two week international study abroad experience. 
  • Candidates that are not selected into the Engineering/MBA dual degree program can still be considered for admission into the One Year MBA program and funding from the general MBA scholarship budget (if funds are still available). 

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Contact Us

College of Engineering

Kim Sayre, P.E.
Engineering/MBA Dual Degree Program Director
220L CRMS Building
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.33437 (office) | kim.sayre@uky.edu

Gatton College of Business and Economics

Christopher Carney
Director of MBA Recruitment
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.7645 (office) | christopher.carney@uky.edu

Harvie Wilkinson
Director, MBA Programs
Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY 40506
859.257.1924 (office) | harviewilkinson@uky.edu