Carnegie Mellon University

M.S./MBA double degree program

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Carnegie Mellon's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Porto Business School in Porto, Portugal, offer a double-degree graduate program in engineering and business this fall.

The two year program gives participants the opportunity to study one year in Portugal at the Porto Business School and another year in the U.S. at Carnegie Mellon. Students must meet academic requirements from both universities to receive a master's degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA ("The Magellan MBA") from Porto Business School.

Program overview

The ECE M.S./MBA Double Degree is an international program offered by Carnegie Mellon University and the Porto Business School, Portugal and features a curriculum focused on technology and management. The program offers a Professional MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering (awarded by Carnegie Mellon) and a Master of Business Administration (awarded by Porto Business School). The program seeks candidates with an engineering or science background and a minimum of two years of work experience.

Effective fall 2018, all incoming ECE graduate students, including M.S./MBA students, will be required to complete a one-unit Introduction to Graduate Studies course in their first semester in order to receive their degree.

View the program brochure for more information.

Program structure

The M.S./MBA program runs for one full year at the Porto Business School campus, followed by two semesters at the CMU campus. When entering the program during the Fall semester, the student would spend their first full year at the Porto Business School, and their second year (Fall and Spring semesters) at CMU.

  • The M.S. in ECE (96 units) corresponds to 8 ECE courses (12 units each), with 6 courses taken at the CMU campus and 2 courses taken at Porto Business School.
  • The full-time MBA program (640 lecture hours, 75 ECTS - European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) is fully run at the Porto Business School campus and further includes an international week delivered at a foreign business school.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants to the program must:

  • Hold a degree from an accredited university
  • Possess fluency in English (TOEFL or IELTS required for non U.S. students)
  • Possess two years of work experience
  • Provide GRE test scores

After a review of submitted documentation, eligible candidates will be interviewed (via Skype) by the Magellan MBA Admissions Committee at the Porto Business School.