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MBA + Your Degree: Engineering

Employers value strong technical skills combined with managerial aptitude. Completing your MBA early in your career can help you bring both your engineering expertise and business skills to future employers. It can also open doors to a number of non-traditional career possibilities including positions in:

  • banking and financial services
  • big data analysis
  • supply chain management
  • product innovation
  • entrepreneurship

From technical specialist to leader

Engineering degrees help you transition into specialist roles and develop an area of expertise. An MBA gives a broad set of managerial skills and a deep understanding of how business works. We'll help you build your business development, financial analysis and professional communication sklls so that you can move from technical specialist to manager or team leader. Over time, people in specialist roles often see their salaries plateau, while people in management roles see solid increases late into their careers.

Building on your foundation

Engineers are trained to be problem solvers who are highly analytical and have strong quantitative skills. This makes you ideally suited to the challenges of the MBA program. MBA coursework builds on themes that you have been exposed to in engineering, and employers consider your exposure to engineering design, engineering math, product development, MIS, project management, quality control and environmental assessment and management to be a significant asset.

Meet some of our engineers

Jonathan Butts, 2012

BEng, Dalhousie

Corporate Residency

Stephens Group, Dartmouth, NS

Current Employer

Aon, St. John’s, NL

James Ewart, 2013

BEng (Chemical), Queen's

Corporate Residency

Aon, Toronto, ON

Current Employer

GE, Mississauga, ON

Renée Hodder, 2015

BEng, Memorial

Corporate Residency

BMO Financial Group

  • Find more of graduates with engineering degrees in our class galleries.