UI, ISU partnering on business/engineering degree

The University of Iowa and Iowa State University have partnered to offer an Executive Engineer Dual Master’s degree in business and engineering with classes that will start this January in Cedar Rapids.

This accelerated program allows technical leaders to earn two master’s degrees in five semesters while continuing to work full-time. Graduates will receive an MBA from the UI Tippie School of Management and a Master’s of Engineering from ISU’s College of Engineering. Classes begin Jan. 9, 2012, and will be held at the UI Cedar Rapids Center, 221 Second Ave. SE.

For more information or to apply, visit www.eng.iastate.edu/dual-degree or tippie.uiowa.edu/execmba/dual.

The program is designed for engineers and other technical managers who work in science, technology, engineering, or math fields to develop skills in business management and operations. It was developed in conjunction with Rockwell Collins and Deere & Co., who requested assistance from the universities to help them train their top engineering talent. This is the fourth time the two Regent universities have partnered to offer this program to help strengthen the business and engineering leadership of organizations in Iowa with a strong engineering presence.