Johns Hopkins schools of business, engineering launch dual degree program

Participants can get engineering degree, Global MBA within five years

Johns Hopkins University is offering a new dual degree program that will allow students to earn a bachelor's degree in engineering and an MBA degree within five years. The dual degree program will be offered through the university's Whiting School of Engineering and Carey Business School beginning in the fall of 2016.

The program is constructed to allow students to complete their coursework for both degrees within five years. Students pursuing a dual degree will begin with their bachelor's degree courses at the Whiting School of Engineering during years one through three. In year four, students will be fully immersed in the Carey Business School's full-time Global MBA program and will complete a summer internship. Year five will cover the remaining coursework for degrees at both schools. The five-year timeframe for the completion of two degrees offers a substantial savings of time and money for students over pursuing the degrees separately.

"The nexus between engineering design and business application has never been stronger in today's economy. Breakthroughs and discoveries need to be economically viable to have a lasting impact on the world," said Bernard Ferrari, dean of the Carey Business School. "This dual degree program will offer Whiting School Engineering students a unique opportunity to bridge gaps between the engineering and business fields."

Added Ed Schlesinger, dean of the School of Engineering: "Johns Hopkins engineering students are extremely entrepreneurial in the way they approach solving problems. They are eager to turn their innovations into products that can have an impact on people's lives, and the partnership with the Carey School will provide them with the business skills they need to do this."

In addition to the dual engineering and business degree, the Whiting School of Engineering collaborates with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on Biomedical Engineering degree programs. The Carey Business School also offers a dual MPH/MBA degree program with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an MBA/MS in Applied Economics with the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, and an MBA/MA in design leadership with Maryland Institute College of Art.

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