Full-Time MBA

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-degree program enables students to pursue both a master of public policy from 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 Yuli 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

Students complete 1,400 units of Booth-only course credit (+ LEAD) and 1,300 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. Chicago Booth charges tuition on a per-course basis (there is no tuition charge for LEAD). Students pay Chicago Booth tuition for 1,400 units of course credit. For information regarding the Harris School’s tuition policy, please email Harris admissions.


Courses For Booth

Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD)

This course is required of all Full-Time students and is completed during the Fall 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.

Financial Accounting (select one)

Basic Courses: Financial Accounting

Advanced Alternatives: Accounting & Financial Analysis I; Accounting & Financial Analysis II; Financial Statement Analysis

Microeconomics (select one)

Basic Courses: Microeconomics, Advanced Microeconomic Analysis, Accelerated Microeconomics

Advanced Alternatives: Topics in Microeconomics Theory

Statistics (select one)

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

Additional Coursework

600 (of 700) Functions, Management, and Business Environment

500 Electives


Courses For Harris

For detailed information regarding Harris' 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 harrisadmissions@uchicago.edu.

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