Master of Materials Science and NanoEngineering (MMSNE) Degree / Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree

Program Learning Outcomes for the MMSNE Degree

Upon completing the MMSNE degree, students will be able to:

  1. Acquire broad, advanced knowledge within either Materials Science or NanoEngineering, which is also in-depth in one major sub-discipline of the field.
  2. Conduct research at an advanced level in at least one area of Materials Science and Nanoengineering.
  3. Communicate scientific ideas effectively in writing and when speaking.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to gain admission to a graduate or professional program, if interested in pursuing further education.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to gain employment or advancement in a technical field related to Materials Science and NanoEngineering, if pursuing non-academic careers.

Program Learning Outcomes for the MBA Degree Programs

Upon completing an MBA degree program students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding and application of the foundational frameworks and tools of all business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, and strategic management.
  2. Develop, evaluate, and implement complex business strategies and operational solutions holistically, integrating management principles across the functional areas.
  3. Function effectively in a team setting both as a leader and a contributor.

Requirements for the MBA/MMSNE Coordinated Degree Program

Students may earn a coordinated MBA degree and a non-thesis Master of Engineering degree from the George R. Brown School of Engineering in the following fields:

  • Chemical Engineering (MChE)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (MCEE)
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics (MCAAM)
  • Computational Science and Engineering (MCSE)
  • Computer Science (MCS)
  • Materials Science and Nanoengineering (MMSNE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (MME)
  • Statistics (MStat)

For the coordinated MBA/Master of Engineering degree, students must complete:

  • A minimum of 69 credit hours in approved coursework*, including:
    • A minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level study (coursework at the 500-level or above) to satisfy the Master of Engineering degree requirements
      • A minimum of 24 credit hours in the corresponding engineering discipline
      • A minimum of 6 credit hours in elective requirements*
    • A minimum of 45 credit hours of graduate-level study (coursework at the 500-level or above) to satisfy the MBA degree requirements
      • A minimum of 45 credit hours of business coursework
      • All MBA core requirements, the global field experience, custom core requirements, and coordinated elective requirements
  • *Note: A maximum of 6 credit hours of the Master of Engineering degree elective requirements may be selected from business course offerings (MGMP, MGMT, or MICO) and used to fulfill the requirements for both the MBA and the Master of Engineering coordinated degree programs

Students plan their course schedules in consultation with the George R. Brown School of Engineering department in which they are enrolled and with the Jones Graduate School of Business Registrar Department. Coordinated degree candidates can fulfill requirements for both degrees within 2 academic years.

For general university requirements, see Graduate Degrees. Candidates in the MBA/Master of Engineering coordinated degree program must complete all requirements as listed for both degrees, and must apply and be accepted in both degree programs. 

Summary

Total Credit Hours Required for the Coordinated Master of Engineering Degree30
Total Credit Hours Required for the Coordinated MBA Degree45

Coordinated MMSNE Degree Requirements

Students in the coordinated MBA/MMSNE program must complete the Core Requirements, Technical Electives, Research Project, and Professional Development of the MMSNE degree program and Coordinated MMSNE Elective Requirements below. 

MMSNE Core Requirements9
MMSNE Technical Electives 9
MMSNE Research Project3
MMSNE Professional Development3-6
Coordinated MMSNE Elective Requirements3-6
Select a maximum of 6 credit hours from approved course offerings (MGMP, MGMT, or MICO) from the Jones Graduate School of Business at the 500-level or above
Total Credit Hours30

Coordinated MBA Degree Requirements

Students in the coordinated MBA/Master of Engineering program or in the coordinated MBA/Master of Science degree from the professional master’s program must complete the Core Requirements, Global Field Experience, and Custom Core Requirements of the full-time MBA degree program and the Coordinated MBA Elective Requirements below. 

Full-time MBA Core Requirements25.5
Full-time MBA Global Field Experience Requirement1.5
Full-time MBA Custom Core Courses3-6
Coordinated MBA Elective Requirements
Select an additional 12-15 credit hours from departmental (MGMP, MGMT, or MICO) course offerings at the 500-level or above to reach 45 total credit hours. 112-15
Total Credit Hours45

Footnotes and Additional Information

Policies for the MBA/MMSNE Coordinated Degree Program

Additional Information 

For additional information on these two degrees:

  1. Please see the Jones Graduate School of Business website: https://business.rice.edu/
  2. Please see the Materials Science and Nanoengineering website: https://msne.rice.edu/

Opportunities for the MBA/MMSNE Coordinated Degree Program

Additional Information 

For additional information on these two degrees:

  1. Please see the Jones Graduate School of Business website: https://business.rice.edu/
  2. Please see the Materials Science and Nanoengineering website: https://msne.rice.edu/