Graduate Program | Public Policy Joint Degree Program

Dual Degree with Rutgers Business School (MPP/MBA)

Combining the Bloustein Master of Public Policy (MPP) and the Rutgers Business School Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees leads to a three-year dual degree option.  Students are accepted independently to both graduate programs after providing a separate application to each.

The 3-year, 84-credit dual degree program is a saving of a full year (24 credits) compared to earning the 48-credit MPP and the 60-credit Full-Time MBA degrees separately. The dual degree option is also offered to part-time students who will save 21 credits compared to the 48-credit MPP and the 49-credit Part-Time MBA degrees.

MPP Core Courses

Dual-degree students take six Bloustein core courses (21 credits) and five electives (15 credits), for a total of 36 credits.

Core courses:

  • Public Policy Formation (34:833:510) – 3 credits
  • Research Design (34:833:530) – 3 credits
  • Basic Quantitative Methods (34:833:515) – 3 credits
  • Applied Multivariate Methods (34:833:525) – 3 credits
  • Applied Field Experience (34:833:663) – 3 credits
  • Policy Research Practicum (34:833:640/641) – 6 credits

The Bloustein School accepts the RBS Financial Management course (22:390:522) in place of the Bloustein Finance/Budgeting requirement; the RBS Organizational Behavior course (22:620:540) in place of the Bloustein Management requirement; and the RBS Managerial Economic Analysis course (22:223:521) in place of the Bloustein economics requirement. The Bloustein School also waives one elective requirement.

MBA Courses

Full-Time dual-degree students take 7 core MBA courses (please see list below), 3 required foundation courses, 1 required integrative course, and 20 credits of electives, for a total of 48 credits. Part-Time dual-degree students take the same MBA core, foundation, and integrative courses, as well as 12 credits of electives, for a total of 40 credits.

  • Accounting for Managers (22:010:501) – 3 credits
  • Managerial Economic Analysis (22:223:521) – 3 credits
  • Financial Management (22:390:522) – 3 credits
  • Organizational Behavior (22:620:540) – 3 credits
  • Marketing Management (22:630:550) – 3 credits
  • Operations Analysis (22:799:564) – 3 credits
  • Business, Ethics, and Society (22:373:623) – 1 credit

Note that Full-Time students who intend to seek an MBA-related career are requested also to take a 0-credit Career Management Course (22:135:583).

MPP/MBA Proposed Schedule 

For Full-Time students:

  • Year 1: Full-time study with the Bloustein School
  • Summer 1: Public Policy internship
  • Year 2: Full-time study with Rutgers Business School
  • Summer 2: Business internship
  • Year 3 Fall Semester: Master of Public Policy courses
  • Year 3 Spring Semester: Master of Business Administration courses

For Part-Time students, the schedule can be made flexible to meet the student’s needs, but it still will be subject to the MBA program’s maximum number of years of study requirement. Consult each program’s office for additional details.

Application Process 

Students will apply to each program separately in accordance with the criteria, policies and procedures established by each School.  Students are encouraged to apply to each school simultaneously, before starting either degree program.

To start an application to the MPP portion of the MPP/MBA dual degree program, visit the admissions website and select “Apply Now” on the upper right side of the page.

To start an application to the MBA portion of the MPP/MBA dual degree program, go to the Rutgers Business School application portal.

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