Aug 04, 2021  
2021-2022 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Graziadio Academic Catalog

Joint Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy



This three-year joint MBA and MPP degree program consists of 85 units: 47 units of business courses and 48 units of public policy courses. 

The co-curricular activities are designed to enhance student learning in the areas of communication skills; critical thinking; integration and application; values and ethics; job placement and career development. Students must complete 30 hours of co-curricular activities.

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 affect 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 85 units: 47 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 units  
Career Seminar 0 units  
Elective Courses 14 units  
Total Units Required 47 units  

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

Year 1 Program Core Electives Total  
Fall MPP Program 13 units   13 units  
Spring MPP Program 8 units 8 units 12 units  
Summer MPP Internship 0 units   0 units  
           
Year 2          
Fall MBA Program 15 units   16 units  
Spring MBA Program 17 units   17 units  
           
Year 3          
Fall MBA Program 3 units 12 units  15 units  
Spring MPP Program 8 units 8 units 13 units  
      Total 85 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.