Electrical & Computer Engineering


The Master of Business and Science with a concentration in Electrical and Computer engineering combines business courses with courses from electrical and computer engineering to give engineers a more industrial perspective. The science courses cover a wide range of areas including computer hardware, software, communication systems, power, and solid state electronics. Students can choose from a number of different areas and these are listed below.

Related Concentrations: Information Technology

Employment Opportunities

There are many companies that employ electrical and computer engineers and engineering managers, these include: software industry, financial industry, consulting industry, telecommunication industry, computer hardware industry, and networking industry.

Admissions Requirements

It is recommended that students have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering. The student must also submit two letters of recommendation. In addition, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all foreign applicants whose native language is not English unless an undergraduate degree was received in the USA. A minimum score of 250 is expected. Students who obtain a TOEFL score below 250 may be accepted in exceptional cases, but will be required to attend classes in the Program in American Language Studies (PALS). This score corresponds to the new TOEFL Scores: Writing 22, Speaking 23, Reading 21, and Listening 17. Students with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from an accredited electrical engineering school may apply for direct admission to the graduate program. 

Students with backgrounds in other concentrations, such as physics, mathematics, and computer science, or in engineering programs other than electrical engineering, may be required to pass certain prerequisite undergraduate courses in electrical engineering. Please contact the concentration coordinator for more information.

Program Requirements

For the Master of Business & Science (MBS) degree, students take 8 courses (24 credits) in the sciences and 19 credits in business. In addition, students must attend 12 colloquium events to qualify for graduation. The business requirements include courses in finance & accounting, marketing, communication & leadership, capstone, ethics and electives. The business curriculum is listed here. The science courses for the Electrical and Computer Engineering concentration are given below.

I.  Business Courses

A total of 19 credits are required in the business curriculum. Six courses are required - all but one of the courses are for 3 credits each. Descriptions of the required Business Courses can be found here:

Principles of Communication and Professional Development (16:137:502) (3cr)

Principles of Accounting and Finance for Science and Technology (16:137:530) (3cr)

Market Assessment and Analysis for Business and Science - Life Sciences (16:137:507) (3cr)

Ethics in Science and Technology Management (16:137:500) (1cr)

Science and Technology Management Capstone (16:137:600) (3cr)

and 2 business electives - 6 credits (e.g., project management, supply chain, Intellectual property, etc.)

Click here to see the Business Course Requirements

There are five sub-concentrations in the MBS concentration for Electrical and Computer Engineering. The five sub-concentrations are:

1.    Communications Engineering
2.    Computer Engineering
3.    Digital Signal Processing
4.    Solid State Electronics
5.    Systems and Control

Students may select to specialize in one of the above areas; areas can also be combined. Core courses and electives are listed for those specializations. If a student has taken some of these as undergraduates or would like to substitute others, please speak to an advisor. Elective courses are also available from the departments of computer science, physics, information technology, and other engineering disciplines.

Course descriptions for core courses with ECE and some electives are listed below.

Course Description

Concentration Coordinators

Dr. Zoran Gajic

Dr. Deborah Silver

The MBS (Master of Business & Science) is a Professional Science Master's Degree combining graduate  science courses (MS level) in a particular concentration with courses in business. 

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