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Students may also enroll in a two-degree option MBA-MPA program. The objective of this program is to permit students with broad interest in both the public and private sectors to double register in both the MBA and MPA programs. With the increasing interdependence of the public and private sectors, this option is attractive to students wishing to pursue careers in positions responsible for working with their counterparts in private or public organizations. To be admitted into the two-degree option, the applicant must specify the option at the time of application to the Graduate School. Students who wish to enter the MBA/MPA program should consult the Graduate Advisor for the College of Business Administration and the Director of the MPA program with regard to admission, required courses, approved electives, and petition for candidacy.

The program consists of 69 semester credit hours (SCH) of graduate study, of which 39 SCH are in areas of Business Administration and 30 SCH are in areas of Public Administration. Admission to and continuance in the program are administered separately by the MBA and MPA graduate committees and by the Graduate School.

Specific Requirements for the MBA-MPA Two-Degree Option

  1. Students must meet all requirements for admission to both programs.
  2. Students must complete the program of study outlined in the degree plan (below).
  3. Electives must be approved by the academic advisors of both programs.
  4. Admission to and continuance in the program are administered separately by the MBA and MPA graduate committees and by the Graduate School.

Program of Study 1

  1. MBA Required Core (39 SCH)

    ACCT 5311 Accounting for Management
    ACCT 5301 Financial Accounting
    CIS 5313 Strategic Information Systems
    ECON 5311 Managerial Economics
    ECON 5360 Global Economic Environment for Managers
    FIN 5311 Financial Management
    MGMT 5311 Organizational Management Seminar
    BLAW 5306 Business Law and Ethics
    MGMT 5336 Effective Management of Human Resources
    MKT 5311 Marketing Management
    SCM 5308 Concepts of Production Management
    QMB 5311 Quantitative Methods in Business
    MGMT 5335 International Strategic Management 
     
  2. Required MPA Core (30 SCH) Students are allowed to substitute PAD 5311, PAD 5350 and PAD 5353 for approved PAD electives.

    PAD 5300 Introduction to Research Methods 
    PAD 5301 Qualitative Methods in Public Administration
    PAD 5310 Public Policy Process and Institutions
    PAD 5311 Economic Analysis for Public Administrators
    PAD 5350 Organizational Theory and Behavior
    PAD 5351 Applied Statistics for Public Administrators
    PAD 5352 Public Budgeting and Financial Management
    PAD 5353 Human Resources Management
    PAD 5365 Policy Analysis and Decision Making
    PAD 5367 Comprehensive Integration of Public Administration

Program of Study 2

  1. Required MPA Core. (30 SCH)  

    PAD 5300 Introduction to Research Methods 
    PAD 5301 Qualitative Methods in Public Administration
    PAD 5310 Public Policy Process and Institutions
    PAD 5311 Economic Analysis for Public Administrators
    PAD 5350 Organizational Theory and Behavior
    PAD 5351 Applied Statistics for Public Administrators
    PAD 5352 Public Budgeting and Financial Management
    PAD 5353 Human Resources Management
    PAD 5364 Public Participation and Democratic Process
    PAD 5365 Policy Analysis and Decision Making
    PAD 5367 Comprehensive Integration of Public Administration
     
  2. Required MBA Core (39 SCH) Students are allowed to substitute ECON 5311, MGMT 5311 and MGMT 5336 for approved Economics or Management electives.  

    ACCT 5311 Accounting for Management
    ACCT 5301 Financial Accounting
    CIS 5313 Strategic Information Systems
    ECON 5311 Managerial Economics
    ECON 5360 Global Economic Environment for Managers
    FIN 5311 Financial Management
    MGMT 5311 Organizational Management Seminar
    BLAW 5306 Business Law and Ethics
    MGMT 5336 Effective Management of Human Resources
    MKT 5311 Marketing Management
    SCM 5308 Concepts of Production Management
    QMB 5311 Quantitative Methods in Business
    MGMT 5335 International Strategic Management

Degree Plan

MBA Core (All courses listed within this degree area require a grade of C or better for successful completion.)
Required Courses:
ACCT 5301Financial Accounting3
ACCT 5311Accounting for Management3
BLAW 5306Business Law and Ethics3
CIS 5313Strategic Information Systems3
ECON 5311Managerial Economics3
ECON 5360Global Econ Environment-Mgrs3
FIN 5311Financial Management3
MGMT 5311Organizational Mgmt Seminar3
MGMT 5325Management Strategy and Policy3
MGMT 5336Effective Mgmt of Human Resour3
MKT 5311Marketing Management3
OSCM 5308Concepts of Production Mgmt3
QMB 5311Quantitative Methods-Business3
MPA Core (All courses listed within this degree area require a grade of C or better for successful completion.)
Required Courses:
PAD 5300Intro to Research Methods3
PAD 5302The Public Adm Profession3
PAD 5310Pub. Policy Process & Institut3
PAD 5311Econ Anal for Public Admin3
PAD 5350Organization Theory & Behavior3
PAD 5351Applied Stats for Public Admin3
PAD 5352Public Budgeting & Financ Mgmt3
PAD 5353Human Resources Management3
PAD 5365Pol Anal & Decision Making3
PAD 5367Comprehen Integration/Pub Adm3
Total Hours69