MBA/MS in Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering occupies a unique position at the interface between molecular sciences and many areas of engineering. Traditionally linked to fuel combustion and energy systems, today's chemical engineers are spearheading new developments in medicine, biotechnology, microelectronics, advanced materials, energy, consumer products, manufacturing, and environmental solutions. Entrepreneurs in chemical engineering are forming innovative new businesses, and chemical engineers have served as CEOs of leading global businesses including 3M, DuPont, Intel, General Electric, Union Carbide, Dow Chemical, Exxon, BASF, Gulf, and Texaco.

The Leaders for Global Operations Connection

LGO students primarily focus on biochemical and manufacturing processes facing partners such as 3M, Amgen and Novartis. Students must take two of the department's four core classes: 10.34 Numerical Methods Applied to Chemical Engineering, 10.40 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, 10.50 Analysis of Transport Phenomena, and 10.65 Chemical Reactor Engineering. Specific internship projects are generated with targeted content to meet requirements for Chemical Engineering (Course 10). Novartis provides a number of the international internships for the LGO cohort.

Through the support of LGO industry partners who wish to invest in future leaders from the Department of Chemical Engineering, LGO students enrolled in ChemE will receive a generous fellowship. For the most current information on the LGO fellowship, visit our program costs page.

Popular chemical engineering courses among LGO students include:

ChemE Requirements

LGO applicants interested in applying to the Chemical Engineering department must submit an online application through the MIT Sloan School of Management. If there are any questions, please contact the LGO program office.

Learn more about the MIT Graduate Program in Chemical Engineering.

Graduates of the MIT LGO program receive two degrees in two years: either an MBA or a Master of Science in Management degree from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Master of Science degree from one of seven participating departments in the School of Engineering.

At a Glance

Faculty Profile

Charles L. Cooney

Charles L. Cooney

Robert T. Haslam Professor of Chemical Engineering
Read about Professor Cooney on the ChemE website

Student Profile

Matt Dumouchel

Matt Dumouchel, LGO '14

Intern at Amgen Inc., in West Greenwich, RI: "Operations Optimization"
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2008