This three-year MPP/MBA program with either Duke's Fuqua School of Business or UNC's Kenan-Flager Business School is ideal for students who are:

  • interested in highly regulated industries, such as energy, finance and health care.
  • desire to start or run socially responsible enterprises.
  • motivated to complete two challenging programs.

Best of Both Worlds

MPP/MBA students are fully enrolled at both schools with the same support and resources as any other MPP or MBA student.


MPP coursework

39 credits of MPP coursework are required.


No GRE Required

The GRE is not required for dual degree MPP/MBA applicants; the GMAT can be substituted.

Student experiences


Evan Taylor, MPP/MBA'18

The MBA/MPP program provides a unique opportunity to learn how to recognize and solve problems in a variety of sectors – teaching you to consider the broader impact that businesses and organizations have on people and their communities. Ultimately, you walk away equipped to add value to organizations and companies, while also finding ways to foster a more equitable and accessible world.


Kate Lohmeyer

When I was a child, I would spend hours with my grandmother looking at photo albums from her travels. From her kitchen table on the South Side of Chicago, my grandmother opened my eyes to the broader world. While at Sanford, I had the great privilege of interning at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Switzerland. I attended committee meetings and listened to ambassadors discussing how to solve global issues. I never could have imagined the trajectory from my grandmother’s kitchen table to the WTO.

Please note that separate applications are required for dual degree programs. For specific application procedures and information on the MPP program, please refer to the MPP admissions page. Visit Duke's Fuqua web site and UNC's Kenan-Flager website for information about applying to those programs.