Reflecting a societal need for leaders with both practical business training and a thorough understanding of public sector management, the dual MBA/MPA program produces graduates who are ready to make an immediate impact in those institutions most in need of strong leadership.
NYU Stern and NYU Wagner offer a highly-integrated dual degree program in business and public service for leaders who want to solve the most vexing challenges at the local, national, and global levels. MBA/MPA students are immersed in an education about the business, nonprofit, and government sectors and are interested in working across those sectors. Alumni of the program strive to make an immediate and positive impact on business and society and have done so with successful careers in many fields, including:
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Social Impact Investing
- Public-Private Partnerships and Hybrid Organizations
- Lobbying and Government Affairs
- Complex, Highly Regulated Industries (e.g. Healthcare, Energy)
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NYU Stern offers comprehensive training in the fundamentals of business and general management and the opportunity to choose from over 20 specialization areas. NYU Wagner provides foundational public policy training and the ability to specialize in policy analysis, international development, nonprofit/public management, or public finance.
Students enroll full-time, taking courses within the MBA (51 credits) and MPA (33 credits) programs concurrently, and receive a diploma from each school after three years.
Students are encouraged to take advantage of all career counseling and placement services at both NYU Stern and Wagner throughout the dual degree program. Career counselors are available to aid students in areas such as résumé preparation, interviewing techniques, networking and career option assessment. MBA/MPA students are encouraged to become familiar early in the program with career services offered at each school.
Learn more about career services at Stern and Wagner .