MBA/Master of Public Policy (MPP)
The University of Chicago’s joint MBA and MPP degree attracts students looking to make a meaningful change across business, government, and civil society, while also gaining comprehensive leadership and management skills.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
This course is required of all Full-Time students and is completed during the Autumn Quarter of their first year of residency in the program. The course is designed to enhance students’ self-awareness and interpersonal effectiveness by providing them with an opportunity to benchmark themselves with respect to critical aspects of leadership—working in teams, influencing others, conflict management, interpersonal communication, presentation skills, etc. The course also helps students create a personalized plan to guide their continued development at Booth and beyond.
Basic Courses: Financial Accounting
Advanced Alternatives: Accounting & Financial Analysis I, Accounting & Financial Analysis II, Financial Statement Analysis
Basic Courses: Microeconomics, Advanced Microeconomic Analysis, Accelerated Microeconomics
Advanced Alternatives: Topics in Microeconomics Theory
Basic Courses: Business Statistics, Applied Regression Analysis
Advanced Alternatives: Analysis of Financial Time Series; Financial Econometrics; Statistical Insight into Marketing, Consulting, and Entrepreneurship; Data Mining; or any PhD-level statistics
700 (of 800) Functions, Leadership & Management, and Business Environment
Courses for Harris
For detailed information regarding Harris's curriculum, please visit their website or direct your inquiries to Harris Admissions.
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 email@example.com.
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