Combined BEng and MBA

Start earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) while you work on your Bachelor of Engineering.

How to Join the Dual Degree Program

Students can apply directly to the dual degree program directly through OUAC, or transfer in from their B.Eng program.

To request a transfer INTO the dual degree program, please email ckutchye@lakeheadu.ca
To DROP the MBA portion of the program and switch into a standard B.Eng degree program, contact the Faculty of Engineering.

How to Start Taking MBA Courses

Once they are in their 3rd year of study (first year post-diploma), students enrolled in any of the BEng/MBA pathways must apply for permission to begin taking MBA courses by filling out the following form:
https://forms.gle/AEQxPnpPULgyHc477

Potential Outcomes

Through academic advising, you will be recommended one of the following outcomes:

  • Start MBA Courses in Fall of year 4
  • Start MBA courses in Fall of year 4 conditionally upon GMAT
  • Use year 4 to catch up on some courses and boost your GPA, potentially start after year 4 while completing any remaining Engineering courses
  • Advised to drop into B.Eng program

    Please reach out to ckutchye@lakeheadu.ca if you have filled out the application form and want an update on your status.

GMAT

A GMAT or GRE exam is required, but not necessary at the time of application. If you obtain grades that are above average in your program, we will consider waiving this requirement. You will not receive a waiver until your winter grades are available for review.

If no waiver is provided, a GMAT (min score 500) must be completed before you can take any MBA courses.

Business Skills Development Program (BSDP) is an alternative to the GMAT that can be taken in the summer between years 3 and 4. Read more about the BSDP here:
https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/departments/business/programs/graduate-programs/business-skills-development-program

Course Schedule

A schedule of courses will be provided to all BEng/MBA students that minimizes conflict between core program courses. Occasionally, conflict may be unavoidable. In this situation, students should consult with the Faculty of Business Administration to ensure that an alternative schedule is created that allows for minimal disruptions of future plans to graduate on time.

Registering for MBA Courses

Students who are given permission to start taking MBA courses must apply for special permission for each class they wish to take. These requests are approved by the Faculty of Business Administration's Graduate Coordinator.

Important Considerations

Straying from the approved Schedule (or an approved modification) may result in longer than anticipated time to graduation and additional costs.

Students will be responsible for ensuring that they request a program change out of the MBA with the Faculty of Engineering  option should they wish to graduate from their respective B.Eng Program.

It will be your responsibility to ensure that you know and meet the program regulations of both faculties.

To learn more, visit the course calendar entry for your respective program:

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)/Master of Business Administration TB
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)/Master of Business Administration TB
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)/Master of Business Administration TB
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)/Master of Business Administration TB
Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering)/Master of Business Administration TB