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  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Graziadio Academic Catalog

Joint Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy


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This three-year joint MBA and MPP degree program consists of 97 units: 49 units of business courses and 48 units of public policy courses. Applicants for the joint program must apply and be granted admission to both the Graziadio School and the School of Public Policy. Students in this program alternate trimesters between the business and public policy schools. Students in this program are not eligible to study abroad unless they extend the length of their program by one trimester. Additionally, they can graduate with a concentration by completing more units than those required toward the degree.

The joint MBA/MPP degree program provides an enriched leadership experience by focusing on management capabilities, leadership qualities, and a commitment to utilizing the tools of analysis and policy design to effect successful implementation and institutional change.

With the concurrent approval of the deans of the Graziadio School and the School of Public Policy, the three-year joint MBA/MPP degree may be pursued by an MBA student with advanced standing. Admission to the School of Public Policy would be separately granted.

Students should consult the School of Public Policy academic catalog for elective course offerings and course descriptions. Further information on the public policy curriculum may be obtained by contacting the School of Public Policy.

The Joint Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy requires 97 units: 49 units of business courses and 48 units of public policy courses. The business curriculum consists of three components:

Core Courses (depending on courses waived) 33-39 units  
Career Seminar 0 units  
Elective Courses 10-16 units  
Total Units Required 49 units  

The following is an example of the sequence of studies:*

Year 1 Program Core Electives Total  
Fall MPP Program 16 units   16 units  
Spring MPP Program 8 units 8 units 16 units  
Summer MPP Internship 0 units      
           
Year 2          
Fall MBA Program 17 units   17 units  
Spring MBA Program 16 units   16 units  
           
Year 3          
Fall MBA Program 6 units 10 units  16 units  
Spring MPP Program 8 units 8 units 16 units  
      Total 97 units  

Students in this program are not eligible to study abroad unless they extend the length of their program by one trimester. Additionally, they can graduate with a concentration by completing more units than those required for the degree.

*At the present time, this program is under review to improve alignment with the new curriculum framework within the School of Public Policy. The School of Public Policy information provided represents the state of the program for the 2016-17 academic year for informational purposes. Students who are interested in the program, should contact the School of Public Policy for additional information and updates.

Program Sequence


Spring Trimester (Year 2)


Full Term

Session A


Session B


Session A


  • GSBM Free Elective (2)
  • GSBM Free Elective (2)
  • GSBM Free Elective (2)

Session B


  • BSCI Applied Behavior Analysis Elective (2) 8 
  • GSBM Free Elective (2)
  • GSBM Free Elective (2)

Notes:


  1. This recommended sequence is based on students starting the first year with the School of Public Policy. Students starting with the Graziadio School are recommended to meet with their program advisor as they may be required to take additional course work.
  2. ACCT 591  and/or ISTM 603  may be waived based on prior course work or passing a qualifying examination.
  3. Students who satisfy ISTM 603  at the School of Public Policy will take an elective from the GSBM courses.
  4. Career development requirements must be completed before registering for the second year of study.
  5. FINC 614  and/or MKTG 615  may be waived based on prior course work or passing a qualifying examination. Waived students must take FINC 604  and/or MKTG 605  and an elective in the waived course’s field.
  6. ACCT 601 , ACCT 603 , ACCT 605 , or ACCT 612  will meet this requirement.
  7. BSCI 631 , DESC 636 , OTMT 618 , OTMT 630 , OTMT 632 , OTMT 634 , OTMT 635  , OTMT 671 , or STGY 640  will meet this requirement.
  8. BSCI 617 , BSCI 631 , BSCI 633 , BSCI 635 , LEGL 631 , OTMT 634 , or OTMT 671  will meet this requirement.

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