You enjoy your career in engineering and know you have the potential to be great. You
also know that to take your career to the next level you need not only cutting-edge
engineering skills; you need the business skills and credentials that can only be obtained
from an elite business school.
Thanks to a unique partnership between the Purdue University College of Engineering
and the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, high-caliber engineers like you
are able to earn a Master of Science in Engineering and an MBA in fewer credit hours
together than it would take to earn each separately. You will not only develop the ex-
cellent engineering and business skills you need, you will also gain the credibility that
comes with earning graduate degrees from TWO highly ranked programs. And thanks
to the online format of both programs, you won’t have to quit your job.
Through our rigorous core curricula and innovative bridge courses, Purdue and Kelley
provide you with the technical foundation you need in both engineering and business
while allowing you to customize your education to meet your unique goals. You will
learn from the same renowned faculty who teach in Purdue and Kelley’s highly-ranked
campus programs while you continue your career.
History and Mission
Since 2004 the mission of the dual MSE-MBA program between Purdue University’s
Engineering Professional Education (EPE) and Indiana University’s Kelley Direct
MBA has been to provide quality distance education to working professional engineers.
Purdue and IU are among the first research universities nationally to make available
specialized graduate programs entirely through distance education. The faculty at both
universities has been teaching in our online programs for over a decade, so they under-
stand the best way to deliver course material online.
The goal of this dual program is to provide high quality graduate-level distance educa-
tion to working professional engineers located anywhere in the world.
The Purdue-Kelley dual MSE-MBA program offers you a unique opportunity to gain
additional technical expertise and learn management skills to complement your existing
knowledge and capabilities.
You earn two degrees in a total of 60 credit hours, compared to 81 credit hours if you
earned each degree separately.
The dual program consists of three parts:
● a bridge between technical and business courses
● business management courses
This gradual progression from engineering into management expands your knowledge
and understanding of the technical/ management challenges in industry while develop-
ing individual and team skills required for launching innovative strategies that advance
the goals of your company.
Purdue MSE/MS Dual Degree Course
Engineering Specialization Area: 12 credits from an engineering specialization area. You
may choose the same area as your bachelor’s degree or the area you’re currently work-
ing in or wish to pursue in the future. You will take these 12 credits at the beginning of
your dual program studies. Please see Purdue Engineering course offerings.
Bridge Course Area: 12 credits in engineering/technical management. These courses
will transition your studies from engineering into the management curriculum. You will
choose one Purdue technical course in 3 of the following 4 areas:
- Information Technology
- Quantitative Analysis.
The fourth bridge area must be satisfied by taking a Kelley business course. One of the
following courses will satisfy this requirement:
C530 Economics for Managers for the Economics requirement
C580 Operations Management for the Operations area
C522 Information Technology for Managers Part 1 for the Information Technology area
C520 Quantitative Analysis for the Quantitative Analysis area
MSE/MS bridge course options are shown in Table 1 below:
Purdue course options in black; Kelley options in red
Choose one course from each area – one area must be a Kelley course
BUKD C530 Economics for Managers
IE 54500 Engineering Economic Analysis
IE 54600 Economic Decisions in Engineering
IE 59000 Manufacturing Economics
BUKD C580 Operations Management
IE 57000 Manufacturing Processes Engineering
IE 57400 Industrial Robotics & Flexible Assembly
IE 57900 Design and Control of Production and Manufacturing Systems
IE 58000 Systems Simulation
IE 58200 Advanced Facilities Design
ME 55300 Product and Process Design
ME 55700 Design for Manufacturability
BUKD C522 Information Technology for Managers Part 1
ECE 54700 Introduction to Computer Communication Networks
IE 58800 e-work and e-service
IE 67400 Computer & Communication Methods for Production Control
BUKD C520 Quantitative Analysis
IE 53000 Statistical Quality Control
IE 53300 Industrial Application of Statistics
MA 52700 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists I
MA 52800 Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists II
STAT 51100 Statistical Methods
STAT 51400 Design of Experiments
STAT 51600 Basic Probability and Applications
STAT 51700 Statistical Inference
Elective: In addition to the 12 bridge credits taken from Table 1 above, you may choose one course
from either Purdue or Kelley to complete the required 15 credits of bridge courses.
Once you have successfully completed 30 credits of coursework with a minimum of 18 credits in en-
gineering, you will graduate with the MSE/MS degree from Purdue and may begin the Kelley MBA
KELLEY DUAL DEGREE MBA REQUIREMENTS
Kelley Dual Degree MBA Requirements
A list of required Kelley courses is shown in Table 2 below:
X503 - Topics in Directed Business Interaction (Kelley Connect Week*)
X513 - Topics in Business Analysis (Kelley Connect Week*)
C521 - Managing Accounting Information for Decision-Making
C540 - Financial Management
C550 - Law and Ethics in Business
C560 - Business Planning and Project Management
C561 - United States in a Global Economy
C562 - Developing Strategic Capabilities
C563 - Capstone Course
C570 - Strategic Marketing Management
Once you have successfully completed the Kelley courses listed in Table 2 above, you
will graduate with the MBA from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
*For more information on the Kelley Connect Week requirement, please visit http://
kd.iu.edu/aboutkd/kelleyconnect.htm. Please note that Purdue MSE/Kelley MBA stu-
dents are required to attend TWO Kelley Connect Weeks.
A streamlined admissions process is available through Purdue. Please visit https://
engineering.purdue.edu/ProEd/Admissions/degree_seeking and review the application
instructions for MSE – MBA.
Application deadlines for the dual MSE-MBA:
May 1 Summer semester (May – August)
July 1 Fall semester (August – December )
November 1 Spring semester (January – May )
Costs and Tuition
Engineering Professional Education
Course Delivery Summer 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013
Streaming Video (3-credits): $3,096.00 $3,333.00 $3,333.00
Streaming Video (2-credits): $2,155.00 $2,269.00 $2,269.00
*Project Course: $4,128.00 $4,444.00 $4,444.00
Tuition is per 3 credit-hour course unless otherwise stated. The one-credit stream-
ing course tuition is $1,215.00 beginning Fall 2011. All University fees are subject to
change without notice.
Visit the ProEd website for tuition and payment details.
Kelley Direct Programs
Kelley Direct tuition in the 2011-12 academic year is $1,145/credit hour; tuition is sub-
ject to change every academic year.
Course materials such as textbooks, coursepaks, and journals/publications are required
for each course. The average cost for course materials per course is ~$100.00.
Visit our program websites: