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MBA/MPP Joint Degree Curriculum

The joint MPP/MBA degree program requires a total of 96 units: 48 units of public policy curriculum and 48 units of business school courses. It thus permits the student to complete in three years what ordinarily would require four years if undertaken separately. The required 48 units of MPP study and other MPP-related requirements for a joint MPP/MBA are as follows*:

MPP 600
The Roots of American Order: What is Public Policy (4 units)

MPP 601
Ethical Dimensions of Public Policy: Great Books and Great Ideas (4 units)

MPP 602
Applied Economic Analysis of Public Policy I (4 units)

MPP 603
Applied Research Methods in Public Policy (4 units)

MPP 604
Political, Organizational, and Strategic Aspects of Public Policy Analysis (4 units)

MPP 605
Applied Economic Analysis of Public Policy II (4 units)

MPP 606
Public Policy and the Legal Framework (4 units)

MPP 607
Policy Research Seminar (4 units)

MPP 699
Summer Internship (CR/NC)

Four 4-Unit Electives (three courses in specialization) (16 units)

* Please consult the academic catalog for special circumstances.