Degree Comparison

An Engineering Management degree offers a carefully tailored curriculum in business management and technical systems. The coursework emphasizes the discipline of planning, organizing and managing resources to bring about the successful achievement of objectives for businesses in technology-oriented industries.

An MBA tends to be a more general degree requiring coursework in human resources, organizational behavior, accounting, finance, IT and marketing. MBAs are often seeking more general managerial roles, in a variety of industries.

  Engineering Management MBA
Tuition $561.65/hr $678.25/hr
Class Times 3 hour credit classes
(1 night/week for 3 hours)
for 16 weeks
Primarily 2 hour credit classes
(1 night/week for 3.5 hours)
for 8 weeks
Hours to Completion 30 hours / 34 hours non-field project 48 hours
KU Application Yes Yes
Application Fee $55 $65
Recommendation Letters 3 2
# of Transcripts 1 1
Exam Requirements None GMAT
Statement of Purpose Yes  
Writing Sample None 3 essays
Resume Yes Yes
Work Experience Two Years Two Years
Distance Learning Yes No
Faculty on Campus Yes No
Faculty Advisors on Campus Yes No

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