Design.    Innovate.    Lead. 

This new dual degree program, focused on the creative application of technology, is ideal for entrepreneurs, engineers, or product managers looking to move their organizations forward by leveraging new technologies or designing and implementing innovative products and solutions.



Students receive an MBA from Columbia Business School (CBS) and an Executive MS in Engineering and Applied Science from Columbia's University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) in less than two years.


An integrated CBS/SEAS academic experience. Coursework will be taken both as a cohort and individually as students choose their own concentrations with this new innovative curriculum

  • Students begin in the fall semester at SEAS by taking 9 credits of Engineering core, alongside 3 credits of advanced Statistics and Business Analytics from the Business core, and a required elective, Foundations of Entrepreneurship. During spring semester, they take the majority of their core business courses at CBS
  • After the first year, students choose from an extensive array of electives at both schools. They also:
    • Fulfill an engineering concentration in Medical Device Design, AI and Machine Learning, Supply Chain, Retail and Service Systems, Robotics and Smart Machines, Climate, Energy, and Sustainability, or Software Systems, Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology
    • Complete an engineering capstone project which integrates the overall learning experience and prepares graduates to take on significant leadership roles in their area of interest
    • Fulfill a business concentration in entrepreneurship or enterprise
      • Students who choose the entrepreneurship concentration will be given a summer stipend to assist them while they pursue their venture idea. Students who pursue the enterprise concentration will obtain an internship with support from both the Engineering and Business School's Career Offices. 
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The application for the Dual MBA/Executive MS: Engineering and Applied Science program is OPEN! 

Columbia Business School and Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science are excited to launch admission for its first cohort to begin in Fall 2023, graduating in May 2025!

Applicants will be required to submit the joint online application, resume, essays, application fee, 2 letters of recommendation, transcripts, and standardized test scores. Interviews are by invitation only. 


  • Round 1 Deadline: September 28, 2022
  • Round 2 Deadline: January 11, 2023

Review Timeline and Deposits:


Application Due


Deposit Due

2nd Deposit Due<

Round 1 

September 28, 2022*

Final decision expected by December 15, 2022

If admitted, $2,000 non-refundable deposit is due by January 15, 2023

2nd deposit of $1,000 is due by April 3, 2023

Round 2

January 11, 2023*

Final decision expected by April 1, 2023

If admitted, $2,000 non-refundable deposit is due by April 19, 2023

2nd deposit of $1,000 due by May 24, 2023

*Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on the deadline.

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Taught by leading experts from two of the world's top-ranked schools in business and engineering, our new dual degree MBAxMS program is perfect for students who aspire to leadership roles, such as VP of engineering, COO/CTO/CIO, product manager, or entrepreneur. Students will be supported with access to career resources from both Columbia Business School and Columbia Engineering.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When can I apply to the program?

Applications are open! Deadlines are listed above.

What are the program fees?

In order to receive both degrees in two years, MBAxMS students take more credits per term than in the standalone master’s programs. Students will also take specific courses with their cohort. Estimated cost of tuition is about $88,500* for 2023-2024.   

*Tuition is Subject to Columbia Trustee Approval

When I complete the program, what degree will I have?

You will receive a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and an Executive Master of Science in Engineering and Applied Science from Columbia Engineering.

Will financial aid be available?

Yes, both merit-based and need-based aid will be available for admitted students.


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