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Joint MBA-MPP Degree Master in Public Policy + Master of Business Administration

If you are looking to make meaningful change in the world of government, civics, and business, a joint Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree may be the perfect fit for you.

Jacksonville University offers a joint-degree program in which qualified students may obtain both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree. This innovative program allows substantial cross crediting of coursework. The JU MBA-MPP dual degree program is a three-year program.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) places the experienced professional at the leading edge of graduate business education. You’ll gain profound and immeasurable knowledge in topics you will need. Faculty members are highly skilled teacher/scholars who make you their highest priority by bringing their expertise into the classroom in practical, hands-on ways. They have created and founded companies, traveled extensively and trained at some of the world’s best schools.The Master of Public Policy prepares students for leadership and diverse career opportunities in the public, private and non-profit sectors and to solving community problems.

Why choose our program?

Jacksonville University's Master in Public Policy and Master of Business Administration:

real world Allows you to obtain two degrees in three years

upward arrow Provides the skills to become a leader in policy within the business industry

three people Has faculty bring their expertise into the classroom in practical, hands-on ways

flag Over 40 partnerships available for internships, research, and networking.

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Admissions

Graduating seniors and mid-career applicants:

Applicants seeking admission to the JU MPP-MBA dual degree program must be admitted to both the JU MPP program and meet its admissions requirements and the JU MBA program and meet is admission requirements.

Current Jacksonville University MBA students:

All current MBA students who wish to pursue the dual MPP-MBA program must apply to and be admitted to the MPP program through the Public Policy Institute at Jacksonville University in addition to being accepted into the MBA program through the Davis College of Business. See Graduate Admission Requirements for the MPP program.

Current Jacksonville University MPP students:

All current MPP students who wish to pursue the dual MPP-MBA program must apply to and be admitted to the MBA program through the Davis College of Business in addition to being accepted into Jacksonville University's MPP program through the Public Policy Institute. See Admission Requirements for the MBA program.

Veterans' Applications

Jacksonville University welcomes applications from veterans to the MPP or MPP dual degree programs. The MPP Program fully qualifies for the financial benefits available to veterans or their dependents.

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Curriculum

The dual degree program coursework consists of ­­­67 total credit hours. The MPP program consists of 39 credit hours, including an internship (2 credit JU MPP internship requirement can be met through an MPP internship, qualifying clerkship, or qualifying work or professional experience; it must be completed prior to the third year) and a Capstone Policy Project. The MPP program will recognize 9 transfer credits from the MBA program, for a total of 48 MPP credits.

The MBA program consists of 28 credit hours. There is no internship or thesis requirement in the MBA program. The MBA program will recognize 7 transfer credits from the MPP program, for a total of 35 MBA credits.

Download the Student Handbook MBA/MPP Curriculum​