H. John Riley Dual Degree Engineering/MBA Program


Two degrees. Five years. One incredible opportunity to set yourself apart.

The H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBA Program is a leadership development program that gives Syracuse University students the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) and an MBA from the Whitman School. Graduates in this five-year program enter the workforce with a unique combination of skills — the engineering expertise needed to develop technological innovations and the business knowledge to put these ideas into action.


Program Structure

Students admitted to the MBA program will be awarded their bachelor's degree in engineering or computer science concurrently with their MBA, as they will complete their bachelor's degree and MBA requirements during their fifth year. Courses that satisfy the requirements of both degrees will contribute to both the bachelor's degree and MBA grade point average.


H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBA Program

Year 1: Engineering & Computer Science (ECS) undergraduate coursework
Year 2: ECS undergraduate coursework
Year 3: ECS undergraduate coursework and begin MBA coursework
Year 4: ECS undergraduate coursework and continue MBA coursework
Year 4 Summer: MBA internship
Year 5: Complete undergraduate coursework and MBA coursework


Preparing to Apply

Students in the College of Engineering and Computer Science should meet with their program advisor to learn how they can prepare to be a part of the H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBA Program and determine what courses must be completed before they can begin graduate study.



The College of Engineering and Computer Science is nationally recognized for excellence in teaching and research, and our students benefit from close-knit interactions with faculty and peers, outstanding research and design opportunities, and world-class research programs and facilities.

The College offers students the opportunity to receive a bachelor's degree in one of nine engineering and computer science majors.

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Whitman School offers students a well-rounded education incorporating theoretical background and practical experience. The experiential learning component encourages students to apply classroom learning to business problems, connect with decision-makers and deliver tangible results.

Whitman MBA program students have the opportunity to concentrate on one of seven areas:

  • Accounting
  • Business Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Real Estate
  • Supply Chain Management


Application Checklist

The admissions committee will not review your application until all of the following required materials have been received. All supplemental application materials (transcripts, essay etc.) should be uploaded to the online application. No materials need to be mailed.

  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Essay
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcripts (unofficial)
  • GMAT or GRE Exam Score (optional)
  • Admissions Interview (at the discretion of the committee)



Admission to the H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBA Program will depend upon an undergraduate's academic record and other application materials. Students are admitted to the program with the understanding that they are on track for a five-year dual degree.


Application Deadline

Students must apply in the spring semester of their sophomore year. The application deadline is April 15. 

For more information, please contact:


College of Engineering and Computer Science
Kathleen M. Joyce '92 G'97


Whitman School of Management
Mary E. Collier '11 G'22
Executive Director, Graduate Admissions and Student Recruitment