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Electrical Engineering BS/MBA - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 09.09 ELECTRICAL-COMMUNICA ENG, CIP: 14.1001 Electrical, Electronics and Communi-cations Engineering)

Completing the Electrical Engineering BS/MBA Program

Academic Requirements

Students in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.000 in technical classes (engineering, math, and science classes) to be in good standing and to graduate with an undergraduate degree. To maintain academic standards and determine eligibility for continued enrollment, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reviews the academic records of all students in an approved undergraduate SEAS major. This academic review is conducted at the end of each fall and spring semester.

Students apply directly to the School of Management during their junior year to be admitted to the MBA Program. Students must meet all applicable admission criteria and deadlines to be accepted to the graduate portion of the combined degree.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Review Policy

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Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient. Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Transfer students who have completed an engineering science program at a community college or the first three years of a 3+2 program at a four-year college can typically expect to enter the third year of an engineering program at the University at Buffalo. Graduates of technology programs receive limited transfer credit and can expect three to four years of study at the university to complete the requirements.

Residency Requirement

Students seeking an undergraduate engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must complete 30 undergraduate credit hours of junior/senior level courses required in their major at the University at Buffalo.

Prerequisite Courses

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Science admissions policies listed above.

Required Courses

EAS 199 UB Seminar
EAS 202 Engineering Impact on Society
EAS 230 Engineering Computations or MTH 309 Introductory Linear Algebra
EAS 240 Programming for Engineers*
EAS 360 STEM Communications
EE 178 Digital Electronics**
EE 202 Circuit Analysis
EE 205 Signals and Systems
EE 305 Applied Probability***
EE 310 Electronic Devices and Circuits I
EE 311 Electronic Devices and Circuits II
EE 324 Applied Electromagnetics
EE 336 Fundamentals of Energy Systems
EE 352 Introduction to Electronics Lab
EE 353 Electronic Circuits Lab
EE 379 Embedded Systems and Applications
EE 383 Communication Systems I
EE 408 Senior Seminar
EE 478 HDL Based Digital Design with Programmable Logic
EE 494 Senior Capstone Design Project
CHE 107/CHE 127 General Chemistry for Engineers + Lab I or CHE 101/CHE 113 General Chemistry + Lab I Or CHE 105 Honors General Chemistry I
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108 General Physics II/PHY 158 General Physics II Lab****
PHY 207 General Physics III/PHY 257 General Physics III Lab
Two EE upper-division technical electives

MGA 603 Financial Accounting for Managers
MGA 605 Accounting for Management Decision Making
MGB 610 Organizational Behavioral
MGB 611 Team Skills
MGE 604 Business Economics
MGF 611 Financial Analysis for Manages
MGG 635 Management Communication
MGM 615 Marketing for Managers
MGO 620 Operations Management
MGO 640 Business Strategy
MGO 642 Integration of Business Functions
MGO 644 Business Practice
MGQ 608 Statistical Analysis for Managers
MGQ 609 Analytics for Managers
MGS 605 IT for Managers
MGO 658 Entrepreneurship Foundations
MGX 648 MBA Internship 
6 MBA Electives

Contact the School of Management for MGT elective options.


Technical electives allow undergraduates flexibility to concentrate in the broad areas of energy systems, optics and photonics, communications, signal processing and networking, and solid state electronics or to concentrate on a specific theme that may combine courses from several areas. Any 300 or 400 level course from the Electrical Engineering department (that is not a required course) may be considered as a technical elective. Some restrictions may apply in cases in which courses have large overlap with other courses in the program.

 *Students are permitted to take alternative programming courses EAS 230 or CSE 115 in lieu of EAS 240, however EAS 240 is strongly preferred for Electrical Engineering majors. The alternative programming courses should only be utilized by students transferring into the program with EAS 230, CSE 115, or EAS 999TRCP (general programming for transfer students) already completed. View our Computer Programming Requirement website for more information on the programming alternatives and self-study packages. 

**Students are permitted to take CSE 241 in lieu of EE 178, however EE 178 is strongly preferred for Electrical Engineering majors. CSE 241 should only be used if the student has already completed this course, or is considering a double major in Computer Engineering. 

***Students are permitted to take EAS 305 in lieu of EE 305, however EE 305 is strongly preferred for Electrical Engineering majors. The EAS 305 option should only be utilized by students transferring into the program with EAS 305 already completed or when significant extenuating circumstances prevent a student from completing EAS 305 in a timely manner. In the latter case, students should consult the department before enrolling in EAS 305.

****Students are permitted to use PHY 151 and PHY 152 in lieu of PHY 158, however PHY 158 is preferred for engineering majors.

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Electrical Engineering BS/MBA degrees
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate) 100
Credits Required for Major (Graduate)48
Additional Credits Required for Electives17
Additional Credits Required for Electives0
Total Credits Required for Degree165

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Refer to the School of Management's MBA handbook for graduation requirements for MBA candidates.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: May 27, 2022 11:52:18