Academics

Dual MBA and Master of Public Policy (MPP)

This is a dual degree

Students in dual degree programs fulfill the complete requirements for each degree, earning degrees for both programs.

This is not a joint degree. Joint degree programs are created by special agreement between programs, allowing students to fulfill a modified set of requirements. Please note that students in joint degree programs earn only one degree.

Program Description

The MPP/MBA dual degree is an intensive program that requires 102 credit hours over six semesters, including one summer semester. Coursework in these two programs prepares students for high-impact careers on two fronts — the MPP program’s policy analysis and recommendation expertise, combined with the latest in management theory and ethical business administration of Heller’s Social Impact MBA.

MPP/MBA dual degree graduates are well-qualified for management positions in any sphere of the social impact sector and uniquely situated to lead policy change at the local, state and federal levels. 

Curriculum

Lisa Knichols, a student in the Social Impact MBA and Master's of Public Policy dual program, describes why this degree was a good fit for her and what makes the Heller learning environment so special.