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Dual Master of Business Administration (MBA) & Master of Science - Computer Science (MSCS)

Overview

Duration

3 to 3.5 years

(full time)

Required Credits

60

Location

UNLV campus

Five Reasons to pursue a dual MBA/Master of Computer Science (MSCS) degree at UNLV:

  • Top-ranked program. U. S. News and World Report rank the part-time LEE MBA # 89.
  • Students develop integrated business skills and an in-depth knowledge on computer science study in areas such as design and analysis of algorithms, operation and distributed systems, computer architecture and networking, computational geometry and robotics, computer graphics and image processing, programming languages and compiler construction, artificial intelligence and expert systems, database design, document analysis, and retrieval, and software engineering.
  • Engage with research experts in business and computer science.
  • Double your networking opportunities by working with faculty, professionals, and fellow students in two separate fields.
  • Dual specialty gives you an edge over the competition in the job market.

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A Dual Degree that Brings Your Professional Passions Together

This dual MBA/MSCS offers those who seek to develop a solid understanding of business administration and computer science and applying those concepts within any field. The program will provide students with the needed skills, knowledge, and tools to become visionary and creative leaders within industry.

Admission Process

The dual in MBA/MSCS is open to individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in any degree. You must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution in the United States or proof of equivalent education at an international college or university.

Applicants must have completed courses and their prerequisites equivalent to our undergraduate Programming Languages (CS 326), Operating Systems (CS 370), Discrete Mathematics II (MATH 351), and Statistical Methods I (STAT 411) with an average grade of B or better. The Computer Science Admission Committee may elect to admit an outstanding applicant who has not satisfied all of the background requirements on a conditional basis. The student must complete these requirements before full admission to the program is granted.

Students who have not completed all the following courses (or equivalent courses) as part of their bachelor's degree may be required to complete them as a condition of their admission. If taken as part of their master's degree program, these courses may count toward the 30 credits required. CS 656 Automata and Formal Languages, CS 677 Analysis of Algorithms, CS 660 Compiler Construction

Applicants would submit one application and pay one application fee. Your application will be reviewed by both the LEE MBA and the computer science departments for admission consideration.

Dual Degree Program Structure

The dual MBA/MSCS is a 60 credit-hour program in which students take 30 credits prescribed by the MSCS department and 30 credits in Business Administration. Students receive dual degrees: an MBA and an MSCS. Full-time students typically receive their degree within 2.5 to 3 years, while part-time students average between 3 and 5.5 years.

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Application Deadlines

Fall Term:
February 1– for international applicants
June 1 – for domestic or permanent residence applicants

Spring Term:
October 1 – for international applicants
November 1 – for domestic or permanent resident applicants

Faculty

The dual MBA/MSCS program consists of faculty from the Lee Business School and the Computer Science department of Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering. These faculty are world-recognized experts in various fields, publish in top-tier internationally recognized academic journals, and are engaged in the business and computer science community.

More Skills Means More Career Opportunities

Achieving mastery within two disciplines is an excellent way to differentiate yourself from the competition. As a dual-graduate-degree holder, your engineering background, together with an MBA, can open the door to multiple career options.

Career Options

With your dual MBA/MSCS degree, you'll have the knowledge and skills to succeed in a variety of leadership and technical roles, including programmer, system programmer, computer control programmer, interface programmer/designer, client/server software developer, computer graphics specialist, software publishing, software engineer, quality assurance engineer, telecommunications planner, artificial intelligence, modeling/simulation, and database designer/administrator.

Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering

Computer Science Department
Laxmi Gewali
702-895-4028
laxmi.gewali@unlv.edu

Program Advisors

Lee Business School
Anjala Krishen
702-895-3591
anjala.krishen@unlv.edu