Dual MBA and Master of Arts in Sustainable International Development

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

Combining ethical business theory and nonprofit management skills with a framework of sustainable international development, a dual degree in these two fields prepares students for management roles in development organizations as well as in corporations that practice social investment. 

The dual MBA/MA is an intensive two-year program that requires 82 credit hours (52 credits in the MBA program and 30 credits in the MA SID program) taken over a minimum of five semesters, as well as an MBA Team Consulting Project (TCP). The course of study is dependent upon each student’s entrance status into the Heller School. The formula presented below is an example of a plan of study.


First Year

Second Year

Fall (18 credits)

Spring (12 credits)

Krista Acosta, MBA/MA SID'20, explains why she chose the Heller School's unique dual degree program in Sustainable International Development and Social Impact MBA.