The concurrent MBA/MS Engineering Management Program (EMP) is an interdisciplinary program that links the MBA and an MS in Engineering. It is the result of collaboration between the Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business and the College of Engineering (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department). Successful graduates earn both an MBA and an MS in Engineering Management.
The EMP is focused on developing high quality “career ready” graduates who will be facilitators of change and integrators of engineering, business, and people issues. The major strengths of this program are to:
- Integrate knowledge and skills from engineering and business disciplines for effective responses to rapidly changing technological and business environments;
- Develop individual study plan tailored to the student’s unique background and career goals through flexible curriculum options.
- Take advantage of Cal Poly’s emphasis on learn-by-doing and project-based engineering education.
Applicants should have completed a four-year college course of study and hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited program in engineering, computer science, or equivalent technical degree.
Students must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on 4.00 scale). Exceptions include applicants with more than 5 years of working experience or in the top 25% of his/her graduating class.
The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or GMAT is required.
The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. TOEFL is waived if the applicant received a degree in the United States. Please refer to the Cal Poly admission website for English language proficiency requirements.