The Department of Public Policy and the John E. Anderson School of Management offer a three-year concurrent degree program whereby students simultaneously pursue the Master of Public Policy and the Master of Business Administration degrees. This joint degree program is designed for students who seek careers that require expertise in policy making and management. It will enable the joint degree graduate to move easily among careers in public service, nonprofit, and the private sector. For admission, applicants are required to satisfy the regular admission requirements for both the M.B.A. and the M.P.P. programs.
Applicants interested in the concurrent program should contact the Public Policy or Management Admissions Officers.
Students pursuing the concurrent degree program with the John E. Anderson School of Management complete the nine core courses, concentration courses, and the two-quarter seminar in applied policy analysis for total of 68 units. The remaining 12 units of course requirements are fulfilled through Management courses taken for the M.B.A. program and are applied toward the M.P.P. degree through a pro forma petition to the Graduate Division upon application for advancement to candidacy. See sample Plan of Study for the MPP/MBA  program.
To apply for the joint degree program, students are required to satisfy the regular admissions requirements of each program. Students enrolled either in the MBA or MPP program may apply for admission to the joint degree program in their first year of residence.
The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for the MPP application and the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for the MBA application. In addition, the Test of English Language (TOEFL) is required for international students.
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