February 3, 2023Read More
Columbia Business School and Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science will offer a new dual-degree program that officially launches in September 2023.
Now accepting applications for interested students, the MBA and Executive MS in Engineering and Applied Science (MBA/MS EAS) program pairs the foundational skill sets of business with those of engineering and meets the evolving needs of leaders in technology, product managers, entrepreneurs, and other roles associated with technology and business.
In the MBA/MS EAS program, students take courses in both Columbia Business School and Columbia Engineering, which will cover on the one hand, essential business courses in leadership, strategy, finance, economics, and marketing, and on the other, technical courses in core engineering and applied science foundations. Some notable classes in the Engineering & Applied Science core curriculum include Digital Disruption & Tech Transfer, Business Analytics, and Human-Centered Design and Innovation. After the first year, students also fulfill an engineering concentration in Medical Device Design, AI and Machine Learning, Supply Chain, Retail and Service Systems, Robotics and Smart Machines, Climate, Energy, and Sustainability, or Software Systems, Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.
Columbia Business School Dean Costis Maglaras notes, “today’s business challenges are multidisciplinary, and their solutions often lean on technological innovations…the new MBA & MS degree equips students with both the management skills and the science and technology core that enables them to move seamlessly from the classroom to product development to large-scale innovation.”
In the summer term, MBA/MS EAS students have the option of pursuing an entrepreneurial venture or interning at a technology company. To graduate with both degrees, students will have to complete a capstone project. Students will have opportunities to learn from guest speakers, meet with in-house mentors, and pursue internship opportunities throughout the year in addition to the summer months.
The first cohort begins in Fall 2023 with anticipated graduation in May 2025. Applications are currently open with the following deadlines: Round 1 Deadline: September 28, 2022, and Round 2 Deadline: January 11, 2023.