Bridge the invention skills of engineering with the innovation skills of business.
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In the beginning of the second semester of your junior year, you will complete an application for entrance into the Graduate school, which will be reviewed by a committee. If you have maintained a 3.0 GPA and attended the pre-MBA seminars throughout your previous semesters, you will be accepted into the Graduate School and can begin your MBA studies in the Fall of your fourth year.
Students can apply to EngMBA through the end of their freshman year. After that, students may apply for the Lally MBA through the co-terminal program, or apply through Lally Graduate Admissions at LallyMBA@rpi.edu.
Special seminars, workshops, events, and co-curricular activities (e.g., student-run team projects, field trips) build students' awareness of business issues. Fellow students in the program are among the highest caliber at Rensselaer. Additionally, the EngMBA program allows for students to complete the two degrees in less time than other routes.
Once you express interest and have been interviewed, an advisor in the School of Engineering will contact you to develop your plan of study. An advisor in Lally will also be assigned to ensure you are aware of and attending the Lally seminars and other required events and are staying on track for the MBA.
EngMBA students will have slightly higher but achievable workloads than their colleagues, as the course load can be up to 19 credits in a given semester during their junior year. Graduate MBA classes are intermingled with undergraduate engineering classes in the fourth year, and MBA courses are exclusively taken during the fifth year.