Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Dual Degree: Master of Business Administration & Master of Science in Engineering - Civil & Environmental Engineering

Plan Description

This is a dual degree offered by the Lee Business School in conjunction with the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering.

The Lee Business School MBA Programs at UNLV is designed for those who seek global career and leadership opportunities.

The world is changing quickly and today’s business leaders are faced with new challenges in a complex business environment supported by new communication technologies and organizational structures. Success in the new global marketplace requires teams of executives working across functions and across borders.

The MBA programs at UNLV prepare students to succeed in today’s business environment by providing them with the needed skills, knowledge, and tools to become visionary and creative leaders.

The program focuses on ethics and critical thinking, business communications, the role of the firm and its goals and markets, firms’ strategic planning and positioning, supply chain management, international business culture, information technology, leadership, and teamwork.

Our faculty and administration are committed to fulfilling the recently revised college mission: to advance the knowledge and practice of the disciplines that constitute business and administration and to foster the intellectual and economic vitality of Nevada and the Intermountain Region through teaching, research, and outreach.

Our faculty are committed to continuous quality improvement of the curriculum. To achieve the best outcome, the faculty embrace no single teaching method, but rather employ a combination of methods best suited to the particular objectives of the course. Lectures, group discussions, seminars, case studies, computer simulations, and individual and group research projects are frequently used within courses and across the curriculum.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction (CEEC) at UNLV offers a number of program degree options leading to the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) - Civil and Environmental Engineering. Specific areas of engineering that are currently available include Construction, Geotechnical, Structural, Transportation, and Water Resources/Environmental.

For more information about your program, including your graduate program handbook and learning outcomes, please visit the Degree Directory.

Plan Admission Requirements

Application deadlines

Applications available on the UNLV Graduate College website.

The admission requirements for the dual degree are the same as those stated under the original programs linked below:

-Master of Business Administration  

-Master of Science in Engineering - Civil and Environmental Engineering  

See the Application Process section under the MBA and MSE CEE programs linked above.

Applications will be reviewed by representatives of both Lee Business School and CEEC department, in an independent process within each college.

Applicants must be admitted to both Lee Business School and CEEC department to qualify for the dual degree program for that term.

If denied by one program, the applicant will have the option of proceeding with a single degree program with departmental approval.

All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements. Students are accepted into a degree program as described in the Graduate Catalog.

Plan Requirements

Total Credits Required: 60

Course Requirements

Total Credits Required for the Business Administration M.B.A.: 30

Electives – Credits: 9

Complete 9 credits of electives from any 700-level course offered by the Lee Business School.

Capstone Course – Credits: 3

Total Credits Required for the Master of Science in Engineering - Civil & Environmental Engineering: 30

Elective Courses - Credits: 27

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 3 courses from one of the five categories in the following discipline-based list, and complete the remaining credits with a choice of advisor-approved courses
(Optional) Graduate Internship Course - Credit: Maximum up to 1

Students engaged in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) must take CEE 792. The course can be taken maximum one time during their study. However, the credit will not be counted towards the degree.

Degree Requirements

The MBA degree requires a minimum of 30 credits of approved course work.

For the MBA, all requirements listed above must be completed successfully as defined by the Lee Business School and the Graduate College.

All required courses are sequenced so students may acquire the tools and skill they need for success in the program.

For the MSE in Civil & Environmental Engineering:

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 27 credits of approved graduate-level courses, out of which a minimum of 3 courses from one of the five categories in the discipline-based list provided above, and 3 credits of project work associated with the master’s level project (CEE 796) with the outcome being a paper written for a specific indexed conference or journal.
  2. Out of 30 credits MSE related course work, at least 50% of the courses (600 and 700 level) within the total coursework must be from the College of Engineering.
  3. Out of 30 credits MSE related course work, at least 50% of the courses within the total coursework must be 700 level.
  4. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.00.
  5. A course in which a grade of less than C was earned will not be considered for use toward the degree.
  6. All requirements for the M.S.E. are met upon the satisfactory completion of the project, and the submission of a satisfactory project report to the Advisor.
  7. The student’s Advisor should be tenured or a tenure­track faculty member of the CEEC Department.
  8. An advisory committee is not required.

Graduation Requirements

The student must successfully complete the MBA capstone course. Students cannot graduate from one portion of the dual degree until the requirements for both are met.

Students must apply to graduate from both programs for the same semester.

Students may apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing their degree requirements. All required forms must be submitted to the graduate college via the Grad Rebel Gateway.