Students interested in tech with a business background will have an accelerated option beginning this fall at Purdue. The College of Engineering and Krannert School of Management will offer a concurrent master’s degree in engineering and business administration.
Students will be able to earn both degrees in two years, which would take three years if pursued separately. Students must apply and be admitted to both programs and pay tuition for both programs, but assistantships will be made available through Krannert. Students will focus on engineering in the first year, and several engineering schools have signed on for the program, including aeronautics and astronautics, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental and ecological, industrial, nuclear and interdisciplinary engineering.
“This combination will provide students both technical and interpersonal skills that will give students an edge in their organizations,” said Karthik Kannan, Thomas Howatt Chaired Professor in Management and academic director of the Krannert MBA program. “With a selection of more than 100 electives in management, economics and organizational behavior, students are able to personalize their experience. They can complement their classroom instruction through independent studies or by getting involved in experiential projects through Purdue’s robust high-tech entrepreneurial ecosystem.”
More information on the new concurrent degree program can be found here.