Concurrent degrees and certificates

Set yourself apart. You can pursue two degrees at once or supplement your W. P. Carey MBA with a technical certificate. No matter which option you choose, you'll maximize your time in graduate school and elevate the value of your top-ranked MBA.

Concurrent degrees

Highlight existing strengths in your resume or developing new proficiencies to advance your career. If you're planning to complete your W. P. Carey MBA within two years, you can earn a concurrent degree offered by ASU's Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering or Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Choosing concurrent degrees allow you to earn two degrees in less time and for less expense than pursuing them separately.

Learn more about adding a second degree to your MBA:

Through an innovative concurrent degree program, you can earn a W. P. Carey MBA and a Master of Engineering (MEng) from the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. Further expand your technical proficiency while receiving a top-ranked MBA by incorporating a specialization in one of three areas:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Quality & Reliability Engineering
  • Software Engineering

The MBA/MEng concurrent degree is an option over and above the 48 credits required in the Professional Flex MBA program. If you wish to pursue the concurrent degree, you should make that decision during the application process, allowing you to earn two degrees in a shorter period of time and at lower cost than if the each degree were pursued separately.

Forty-eight credit hours are required to complete the MBA, 15 of which will consist of a technical certificate offered through the Engineering program and is applicable to both degrees. Upon completion of the MBA, only nine additional credit hours (three classes) are required to achieve the MEng degree. Those credits may be fulfilled any time after you graduate from the W. P. Carey MBA, although most students complete these classes the following summer or fall semester.

This concurrent degree program is only offered in conjunction with the W. P. Carey Professional Flex MBA program that begins in the fall.

Application Requirements

You must meet the admission requirements for both the W. P. Carey MBA and the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering MEng. Acceptance to the MBA program does not guarantee acceptance to the MEng program. To apply for any concurrent degree, you must use the Supplemental Application Form. Additionally, you must submit a concurrent degree application to the ASU Graduate College. When submitting the online application to the concurrent degree, select Concurrent Degree - W. P. Carey MBA/MEng.

The MEng program requires that you possess a Bachelor of Science degree (preferably in engineering or mathematics) and relevant work experience.

Technical certificates

As a Professional Flex MBA student, you can expand your technical proficiency with a certificate from the highly ranked Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering:

  • Software engineering certification
  • Systems engineering certification
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certificate
  • Sustainable technology and management certificate