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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.

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.
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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.

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MPP coursework

39 credits of MPP coursework are required.

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No GRE Required

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

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Bridging public/private sectors

“These two degrees are bridging the public and the private sectors. The business degree gives me an understanding of how the private sector operates, but my heart belongs to public policy." – Cayla Matsumoto MPP/MBA’22

Read Cayla's story

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.