Johns Hopkins University is offering a new dual degree program that will enable students to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering and an MBA degree within five years. The dual-degree program is being offered through the Whiting School of Engineering and Carey Business School, with classes set to begin in fall 2017.
Students pursuing the dual degree will start with their bachelor’s degree courses at the Whiting School during years one through three. In year four, students will be fully immersed in the Carey School’s full-time Global MBA program and will complete a summer internship. Year five will cover the remaining coursework for degrees at both schools. The five-year time frame for the completion of two degrees offers a substantial savings of time and money for students, compared to pursuing the degrees separately.
“The nexus between engineering design and business application has never been stronger in today’s economy. Breakthroughs and discoveries need to be economically viable to have a lasting impact on the world,” says Carey’s Dean Bernard T. Ferrari. “This dual degree program will offer Whiting School students a unique opportunity to bridge gaps between the engineering and business fields.”
“Johns Hopkins engineering students are extremely entrepreneurial in the way they approach solving problems,” says Ed Schlesinger, the Benjamin T. Rome Dean of the Whiting School of Engineering. “They are eager to turn their innovations into products that can have an impact on people’s lives, and the partnership with the Carey School will provide them with the business skills they need to do this.”