The Viterbi School of Engineering Program in Systems Architecting and Engineering, in conjunction with the Marshall School of business, offers a program leading to two degrees - the Master of Science in Systems Architecting and Engineering and the Master of Business Administration.
Prospective students apply for admission to both programs simultaneously and must be admitted to both programs to qualify for consideration for conversion to the dual degree program. Applicants must provide proof of a four-year bachelor’s degree and GRE scores. International applicants must also provide TOEFL or IELTS scores.
This alternative requires at least 72 units (75 for the online MBA). The MS SAE portion of the program requires 24 units. Students in the dual degree program do not complete a course in Engineering Economy nor a Technical Management Area elective as part of the MS SAE portion of the program. These concepts are presented in the MBA portion of the program.
The total number of units required for the MBA degree is at least 48 including all required courses in an MBA program (51 units for online MBA, excluding electives) and graduate business electives sufficient to bring the total units completed in the Marshall School of Business to at least 48. Dual degree students may not count courses taken outside the Marshall School of Business toward the 48 units.