The Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering & Sciences and the WVU College of Business and Economics signed an agreement establishing a 4+1 MBA degree pathway on Tuesday, August 26.
The pathway program will allow WVU Tech engineering, engineering technology, computer science and information systems students to complete a WVU Tech Bachelor of Science and a WVU Masters of Business Administration degree in a five-year period.
Students pursuing the pathway will complete their B.S. at WVU Tech. Those students who meet prerequisite requirements, maintain a GPA of 3.0 and score at least 600 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) will be guaranteed admission into the WVU MBA program.
“WVU Tech graduates are sought after by employers for their experience-focused education and work-ready professionalism,” said WVU Tech Campus President Carolyn Long. “This pathway program offers a seamless route for students to combine their WVU Tech education with WVU’s distinguished MBA and positions graduates to enter into their careers at a level where they can further impact business and industry in West Virginia and beyond.”
Pathway students will receive the benefit of GMAT preparation materials, opportunities to apply for graduate scholarships and access to the WVU College of Business and Economics Career Services Center. Eligible students may also take approved MBA elective courses during their undergraduate studies, thereby reducing their graduate credit requirements.
Dr. Jose V. Sartarelli, Milan Puskar Dean of the WVU College of Business and Economics, said the pathway will give engineering graduates a competitive edge.
“Students coming from engineering programs at WVU Tech and WVU can add to their technical base some business credentials. These are two degrees that are extremely valuable in the marketplace, and there’s no question that this is a combination employers want to see,” he said.
Explore WVU Tech’s degree programs at wvutech.edu, or find out more about WVU’s top-ranked MBA program at be.wvu.edu/mba.