UAB’s Collat School of Business and School of Engineering have partnered to empower students to combine the analytical and technical skills taught in the Master of Engineering program (MEng) with critical skills needed to lead teams, manage projects, and solve business problems. Students can concurrently pursue a MEng and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a balanced course schedule and reduced total credit hour requirement through our MEng/MBA Dual Degree.

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While engineering professionals often possess analytical capability that is highly valued in the business world, they often lack the business skills to leverage this capability. Leaders need to synthesize diverse information and re-package it, so that people can understand it. Management requires the ability to connect with others, collaborate on projects and influence your co-workers to meet organizational goals. Those interested in management, or starting their own companies, need to be able to tackle larger and more abstract strategic problems such as project management, budgets, forecasting, cost estimation, and proposal development.


The UAB Collat School of Business offers a world-class business education in the heart of Alabama’s economic center and is fully accredited by AACSB International, the most prestigious accrediting agency for business education in the world. Students have unfettered access to Birmingham’s business elite, who provide real-world instruction in applying theoretical learning to actual business situations. Additionally, UAB’s MBA faculty include some of the most sought-after thought leaders in their fields, those pushing the boundaries with topical, practical research that goes beyond the “why” to also ask “what if”. The school’s location near downtown Birmingham provides endless opportunities to infuse experiential learning into the classroom experience.

Program Requirements

In this dual degree program, students can apply two courses from the MEng program as electives towards the MBA program requirements. This leaves MEng/MBA students with ten courses to take in the MBA program.  All MEng courses are taught online. MBA courses can be taken online or in the classroom, meeting once a week in the evenings.


Students who wish to pursue the MEng/MBA dual degree program must apply and be admitted to the MEng and MBA programs separately. 

MEng admission (by concentration)

MBA admissions (MEng/MBA program)

  • Acceptance to UAB’s MEng program.
  • Completed application (Includes current resume, 500-word statement of purpose, and three professional references.)
  • GMAT test score requirement for the MBA program is waived with admission to the MEng program.

MBA application deadlines

  • Fall Admission - July 1st
  • Spring Admission - November 1st
  • Summer - December 1st 


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