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MS Biomedical Engineering/MBA Combined Degree Program

The joint MS/MBA program is a 76 credit program including 31 credits taken in the Biomedical Engineering department and 48 credits taken in the College of Business, with one course in the business of bioscience counting in both programs. The program also requires that students complete a paid, non-credit summer internship in the bioscience industry.

Admissions Process:

The admissions process starts with an application to the MS in Biomedical Engineering program. Please indicate that you would like to participate in the joint MBA degree program. Those applicants accepted by the Biomedical Engineering Department for the MS degree are then forwarded to the College of Business for review and approval. The College of Business accepts the admissions information required of the Biomedical Engineering program so that applicants will not have to provide any further information or take any additional tests for the joint program. We expect students seeking to enter the joint degree to address their interests in such a program in their personal statement, which is part of all graduate student applications.

Completion of Program:

Students in the MS in Biomedical Engineering have the option of taking one of the following courses to complete the degree requirement: BME 509 Fundamentals of the Bioscience Industry, MBA 511 Technological Innovation, MBA 506 Leadership, Teamwork and Communications, or MBA 589 Operations Management. Whichever course is chosen from the above will be counted towards both degrees.

To complete the MS in the joint degree, students must take MEC 585 (Total Quality Management) and MBA 589 (Operations Management) along with 8 (non thesis option) or 5 (thesis option) MEC approved courses. MEC 585 and MBA 589 will be double counted in both degrees reducing the combined 30+48 credits by 6 for a total of 72 credits.

Upon completion of the entire program, students will receive both degrees. Because the MS portion of the joint degree program is completed first, if a student decided to leave prior to completing the MBA portion of the degree, that student would be eligible to receive the MS degree provided that the student completed the MS degree requirements.

For information, please contact the College of Business at:

State University of New York at Stony Brook

College of Business, Office of Student Services

Harriman Hall, Room 109

Stony Brook, NY 11794-3775

Phone: (631)632-7171

Fax: (631)632-8181

Or visit the Biomedical Engineering department.