M&T Fisher vs Dual Degree Engineering/Business

<p>I know the M&T Fisher program only accepts 50 undergraduates (correct me if I am wrong) and thus it is very likely quite competitive. But I still want to pursue engineering/business at UPenn. What are the options?</p>

<p>I wanted to know if the Dual Degree Engineering/Business program would be a good fit. One would most likely apply to this AFTER matriculation, right?</p>

<p>Are there other ways, perhaps to double major? So it would not be a dual degree, but instead a double major. If it matters, I am applying to the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.</p>

<p>This is a great question as Im also wondering the same thing. Yes, Fisher M&T accepts 50 people per academic year. As far as, dual major and/or duel degree, I would call both schools Wharton and SEAS to get more information. </p>

<p>You are right that the program accepts ~50 kids.
In terms of the double major, you would apply after your first year at Penn.
It would be much easier to do this if you are a Wharton student </p>

<p>You can apply for dual degree end of freshman year, and you need a few pre-reqs, physics, econ, math. You can be in either school and fill out a form and application/essay. M&T is basically a level higher than wharton + engineering dual program. But M&T is so so competitive. Dual degree is hard on it’s own, many more classes to fulfill, worry about that once you are a freshman though.</p>

<p>-Current Penn freshman</p>

<p>@smarty99 How hard is it to get accepted? Do they accept almost everyone who applies</p>

<p>I read that in a recent year there were about 7 or 8 students that transferred into M and T and there were a similar number who went the dual degree route.</p>

<p>Smarty99 said that M&T is basically a level higher than the dual degree program, but from my investigating, I do not see how that is true. The M&T program is harder to get into, primarily because the number of students is constrained and it has fewer requirements/demands than the dual degree program, not because it is “higher level.” </p>

<p>Regarding the suggestion that it is easier to do this if you are already in Wharton, is also unclear. From what I have seen, most of the transfers into M & T or the Dual Degree Program are from SEAS and not Wharton. It is easier for most students to add Business on to an Engineering degree, than it is to add Engineering on to a Business degree. </p>

<p>It seems that for both M & T or Dual Degree, you will need to apply and be accepted. Both are quite demanding. Alternatively, you can take classes in Wharton in addition to a SEAS degree, that would be available to anyone. </p>

<p>@Much2learn – from what I’ve seen, M&T is simply in higher demand than the normal dual-degree program, due to the fact that the program allows for a slightly more manageable course load in conjunction with the recruiting resources and alumni network (which is hear is really something). That being said, there are fewer in M&T overall - you’re right.</p>

<p>For many, finishing a dual-degree in four years is indeed very difficult, and some will stay for an extra semester/year. M&T allows for a more viable four-year plan.</p>

<p>@ilkana I think we are saying the same thing. More manageable courseload than the uncoordinated dual degree, but not “higher level.”</p>

<p>The uncoordinated dual degree requires a few more courses, which seems odd. Not sure why they would not be the same. From the last career services info I saw, it looked like both produce good jobs.</p>