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The joint MBA/MPP degree program enables students to pursue both a master of public policy from Chicago Harris and a master of business administration from Chicago Booth.

The core curriculum draws on a variety of disciplines and fields, including economics, sociology, political science, statistics, econometrics, political economy, organizational theory, and program evaluation. Graduates leave equipped with the unique perspective and analytical skills to assume leadership roles and drive policy analysis within business, government, NGOs, and related policy and consulting organizations.

Photo of Yuli Almozlino in front of a mural

Yuli Almozlino, MBA/MPP '18

Booth and Harris have provided Almozlino access to a unique exchange and confluence of ideas that has enriched her learning experience, and has prompted her to think more critically, examining questions from differing policy and business perspectives.

Program Structure

In order to earn a dual MBA and public policy administration degree, students complete 1400 units of Booth-only course credit (+LEAD) and 1300 units of Harris-only course credit (700 units are core and 600 units are electives) at Harris over a three-year period.

Autumn Winter Spring Summer
Year 1 Harris Harris Harris Public policy-related internship
Year 2 Booth Booth Booth Business-related internship
Year 3 Booth* Harris Harris Graduate—full-time position

*Student selects which quarter to be in residence at Chicago Booth


The school determines the tuition charges. Students must be in Chicago Booth residence for at least four quarters. Chicago Booth charges four quarterly tuition installments as the full tuition obligation, regardless of how many courses are taken. For information regarding the Harris School’s tuition policy, please email Harris admissions.

Booth Courses

Courses for Harris

For detailed information regarding Harris's curriculum, please visit their website or direct your inquiries to Harris Admissions.

Admissions Process

Interested applicants can apply to both programs concurrently or will need to apply during their first year of residency in either program. Admissions decisions are made independently of one another. Inquiries regarding the admissions process for the MPP program should be directed to
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First-year Booth students considering a joint-degree should take careful note of the number of elective units allowed for joint-degree students, as to not exceed the limit (400 units) in the first year of their MBA. There are important tuition implications for exceeding your elective limit. Please consult with your Academic advisor.