Mechanical Engineering BSME/Business Administration MBA(non-thesis)

Undergraduate engineering students may earn both their Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree and an M.B.A. in a total of five years through this dual program, which is also the first and only B.S.M.E./M.B.A. degree offered by the University System of Georgia. This curricular combination will provide graduating students with not only the necessary engineering expertise but also the business skills needed for professional advancement and career success.

Admission to Program

Once admitted to UGA, students must meet certain standards to apply to high-demand majors in the UGA College of Engineering. Beginning in fall semester 2016, applicants will be selected based on their grades in general education and
major-specific courses along with information submitted in a personal statement of purpose. (This requirement does not apply to students already enrolled in a UGA College of Engineering degree program as of spring semester 2016.)


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

MSIT 7100 (3 credit hours)
MIST 7700 (3 credit hours)
Two graduate-level Mechanical Engineering electives, indicated by a 6xxx listing (6 credit hours)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

M.B.A. Electives (approved for B.S.M.E./M.B.A. program):

Students must select two (2) courses from the list below. Either MGMT 7160 or ENTR 7320 must be chosen as one of the MBA electives in Year Five in order to graduate from the M.B.A. program.
-ENTR 7090 Critical Design Thinking
-MARK 7600 Predictive Analytics
-MGMT 7220 Project Management
-MIST 6550 Energy Informatics
-MGMT 7160 Lean Six Sigma
-ENTR 7320 Innovation Projects

Mechanical Engineering Electives:
Students must select four (4) Mechanical Engineering electives (12 credit hours) in these topical areas: advanced energy systems, advanced mechanics, architectural engineering, industrial design and process, and modeling and controls. Two (2) courses must be graduate level (indicated by a 6XXX listing) for cross-credit toward the M.B.A. degree.

All students in the B.S.M.E. program are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam prior to graduation with their B.S.M.E. degree.

Admission to Graduate Program

Interested engineering students should apply to the M.B.A. program in the spring semester of their junior year. For more information on the M.B.A. Admission process and application requirements, visit our webpage:

Program Advisor

  • Name: Ashley Tiller
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-7627
  • Address: 314 Correll Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Mechanical Engineering B.S.M.E.
  • Department/College: College of Engineering

Advising Contact

  • Name: Dagmar Nelson
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-9658
  • Address: 0122 Driftmier Eng Ctr

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Business Administration M.B.A.
  • Department/College: Terry College of Business

Advising Contact

  • Name: Jake Mosley
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-583-8136
  • Address: 318-E Correll Hall