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Why Engineers Should Earn an MBA

An MBA provides the knowledge and leadership skills to help engineers reach their full potential or pivot to new roles.

Engineering and an MBA

Many engineers today are faced with an important question: Should I get an MBA to advance my career? Recent statistics report nearly a third of employers across the country are increasing the education requirements for new hires, encouraging them to earn an MBA, the most widely applicable graduate degree. As both engineers and engineering students search for a graduate program that best fits their career goals, many are choosing an MBA to increase their business acumen and gain the skill set essential for senior managers, entrepreneurs, and C-suite executives.

Why Engineers Should Get an MBAWhy Get an MBA as an Engineer

Companies seek employees with a technical background who can understand complex problems, so an engineering undergraduate degree means you carry great value in the workforce. Adding an advanced degree to your education gives you even more of a competitive edge. Earning an MBA after an engineering degree will help expand your insight and understanding of the business side of an industry while providing you with the leadership and management skills you need to reach your full career potential.

The Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business offers three formats for engineers seeking an MBA degree: Full-time, part-time Evening, and weekend Executive MBA programs. Each of our MBA programs offers innovative curriculum, practicums, concentrations, and specializations that allow you to build upon your engineering experience and mold your degree.

In addition, we offer MBA dual degree options allowing you to combine an MBA with an MS or PhD from the Georgia Tech Colleges of Computing, Engineering, or Design.