Joint MS/MBA Engineering Management Program (EMP)
Specialization in Engineering Management
The dual-degree Engineering Management Program (EMP) is an interdisciplinary program linking the MBA and MS in Engineering degree programs. It is a cooperative effort between the Orfalea College of Business and the Cal Poly College of Engineering (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department). Students are required to have a prerequisite degree in engineering, computer science, or equivalent technical degree to be admitted to both the College of Engineering and the Orfalea College of Business, and to be enrolled in both degree programs. Successful participants are awarded both MBA and MS in Engineerintg Management.
The mission of the EMP is to develop high quality "career ready" graduates who will be facilitators of change and integrators of engineering, business, and people issues.
The three major objectives of this program are to:
- Integrate knowledge and skills from engineering and business disciplines for effective responses to rapidly changing technological and business environments;
- Prepare engineers for effective participation in the management of technology, management of technology-based organizations, and management of technological change; and
- Take advantage of the unique background of program participants and the unique strengths of Cal Poly.
For more details about the MS/MBA dual degree program see the Dual Degree page on the College of Business website.
Applications for the MS/MBA should be submitted via the Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) Graduate Programs Office.
Students are required to possess a bachelor's degree, from an accredited program in engineering, computer science, or equivalent technical degree.