Dual Degrees Programs

An MBA or EMBA dual degree allows students to combine a business degree with a different graduate study program.

Some examples of other disciplines students of Dual Degree programs participate in are engineering, law, public health, health administration, bio-medicine, social work, economics, and nursing. MBA Dual Degree programs often take one less year to complete than if a student was pursuing both degrees separately, but this time frame varies depending on the program and the university. Pursuing an MBA Dual Degree can be rigorous and challenging but the results can be very rewarding both professionally and personally.

The variety of different dual degree programs can be overwhelming - don't let it stop you! Start your search by looking at the most popular Business dual degrees listed below.

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What are Business Dual Degrees?

Dual degree programs give students the opportunity to customize their education by combining two different graduate study programs into one. Master of Business Administration and Executive Master of Business Administration work well in Dual Degree programs. The strategic leadership and problem-solving skills developed in MBA and EMBA programs apply to every sector in the marketplace. Some of the Dual Degree combinations available include: • EMBA/MBA • MBA/Accounting • MBA/Master of Science in Finance • MBA/Marketing • MBA/Technology Management • MBA/Master of Science in Engineering and Applied Science • MBA/Masters in International and Public Affairs • MBA/Juris Doctor (Law) • MBA/Master of Science in Nursing • MBA/Masters in Public Health • MBA/Master of Science in Social Work • EMBA/Masters in Healthcare Organizations Management

What are the benefits of taking a Dual Degree?
Pursuing a Dual Degree allows students to specialize in two academic disciplines at once and become specialists in the intersection of business with another discipline. Employers see a candidate with a Dual Degree MBA or EMBA and another area of study as highly qualified for a leadership position within that field.

What do we study in a Dual Degree?
Dual Degrees combine core business administration subjects, such as finance, marketing, accounting, organizational behavior and leadership, with studies in another field. In order to be accepted into a Dual Degree program, applicants normally have to apply to both the business school and the faculty for the other subject in their Dual Degree program (e.g.: Law School, School of Medicine or School of Applied Science).

How much does it cost to take a Dual Degree?
While rigorous and competitive, a Dual Degree program can be an excellent value, as it effectively offers two qualifications for one. The costs associated with taking a Dual Degree vary from one university to another. There may be scholarships or financial aid available from private organizations or the university itself to help support Dual Degree students during their study period. It is a good idea to contact the schools directly about costs and funding opportunities.

What kind of career improvement can you expect with a Dual Degree?
A Dual Degree offers significant professional benefits for recent graduates as well as those who have been working for a long time in their field. Existing qualifications and experience can be built upon with the academic clout of a Dual Degree. In order to be considered for a promotion into an executive position within their field, many professionals find obtaining a Dual Degree with an EMBA or an MBA to be key.

What are the requirements for a Dual Degree?
Prior to applying for a Dual Degree with an MBA or EMBA, students will have to submit satisfactory undergraduate scores to the business school and other faculty admissions departments. Additionally, some Dual Degree applicants might be required to submit test scores from a language proficiency test, demonstrate a minimum number of years’ work experience and/or submit scores from a graduate admissions exam (like the GMAT or GRE). Once accepted into the Dual Degree program, students will be expected to satisfy the academic requirements of both the MBA or EMBA side of their degree, as well as the requirements for the other discipline. Read more about requirements directly on the program page.

Why take a Dual Degree Online?
Dual Degree online study can open the possibilities of graduate study to more people than ever before, using up-to-date e-learning technology to bring the classroom to you. Check with the universities of interest to see if they offer online Dual Degree programs.

Where to take a Dual Degree?
Dual Degree programs combining an MBA or EMBA with medicine, international affairs, engineering, law, or social work are offered at top universities around the world. Business schools in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Oceania and elsewhere around the world have joined with academic faculties at their own university or another academic institution to offer highly competitive, rigorous and valued Dual Degree programs.