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Dual Degree - Business: MPP/MBA

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.

MPP/MBA students are fully enrolled at both schools and have the same support and resources as any other MPP or MBA student. 39 credits of MPP coursework are required. The GRE is not required for dual degree MPP/MBA applicants; the GMAT can be substituted.


Evan Taylor, headshotThe 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. —Evan Taylor, MPP/MBA'18


Kate Lohmeyer headshotWhen 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 WTO committee meetings and listened to ambassadors discussing how to solve global issues. I became a part of the international efforts to face down the growing challenges of an increasingly interconnected world. I never could have imagined the trajectory from my grandmother’s kitchen table to the WTO, but I know I have her to thank for instilling in me a concern for others and an interest in international affairs.  -Kate Lohmeyer, MPP/MBA ‘19

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 web site for information about applying to those programs.