Georgia Tech to Offer Combined MBA/MS in Computer Science Program

Program will join a handful of others in the US that prepare students for an increasingly technological business world.

Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business announced on Jan. 13 that it will offer a dual degree program that allows students to earn an MBA along with an MS or PhD from the school's College of Engineering and College of Computing. 

The program will join the ranks of a handful of other similar programs in the United States--at schools such as Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon and the University of California, Los Angeles--that allow MBA students to simultaneously study subjects such as technology and computing. 

“As technology continues to reshape the business world, every industry requires technically savvy business leaders and professionals," says Maryam Alavi, dean of the Scheller College of Business and Stephen P. Zelnak Jr. Chair, in a press release about Scheller's new program. 

Scheller's new dual-degree program is geared towards entrepreneurial students, according to the press release, and will emphasize skills such as in-depth technological knowledge and analytics.

The program is structured so that students can count 15 hours of credit from their computer science and engineering classes towards their MBA elective requirements. This means that dual degree students will be able to complete their MBA in 39 credit hours, instead of the usual 54. Students in the program are encouraged to complete most of their computer science or engineering courses before beginning their MBA courses. 

For more information, visit Scheller's website

Photo: Daniel Mayer / CC BY-SA 3.0 (cropped, rotated)

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