Columbia Announces New Dual Degree Program

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Columbia Announces New Dual Degree Program

Columbia Business School is offering a new dual degree program, MBAxMS: Engineering & Applied Science, in partnership with Columbia Engineering.

The new 20-month program, which officially launches in September 2023, will allow students to earn both an MBA and an Executive Master of Science in Engineering and Applied Science. Students will take courses with both Columbia Business School and Columbia Engineering faculty with a curriculum that covers core engineering, areas of “tough tech,” applied science foundations, and essential business courses in leadership, strategy, finance, economics, and marketing, according to a press release.

“Today’s business challenges are multidisciplinary, and their solutions often lean on technological innovations. Students need, on one hand, a broad exposure to and understanding of how technology and engineering breakthroughs are shaping our lives today and the world of tomorrow. And, on the other hand, they need a deep understanding of business and, importantly, how to manage and lead in this dynamic environment,” Columbia Business School Dean Costis Maglaras, the David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business, says. “In this competitive marketplace, Columbia’s new MBAxMS: Engineering & Applied Science 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 – and ultimately help create and grow companies and drive change.”


The MBAxMS: Engineering & Applied Science core curriculum features both new and existing courses, including Digital Disruption & Tech Transfer, Business Analytics, Human-Centered Design and Innovation, and more. The curriculum focuses on the creative application of technology.

“Technology, data, and analytics are transforming every aspect of modern businesses, especially those prized by the ambitious and entrepreneurial students who come to Columbia University,” Columbia Engineering Dean Shih-Fu Chang, the Morris A. and Alma Schapiro Professor of Engineering, says. “We recognize how important it is to provide students with broad exposures to emerging technology breakthroughs, the comprehensive training of business leadership skills, the unique experience in applying the human-centric design approach to innovative products and solutions, and importantly the ability to apply these unique skills in confronting major challenges facing our society and business world today. We look forward to partnering with Columbia Business School to launch an unprecedented program that can give our students a major boost.”

Sources: PR Newswire, Columbia Business School

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