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The Joint MBA/MA in International Policy and Development provides a multidisciplinary approach to policy and development within the context of international business.

Fall 2017 was the final intake for the Institute’s MBA and Joint MBA programs, which is being phased out. At the same time, we are moving to integrate key elements of our business curriculum into our other degree programs. Please contact your enrollment advisor for more information.

If you’re interested in managing public organizations, leading policy and program analysis, and designing development models that address economic, trade, or environmental issues, you can earn both a Master of Business Administration in Global Impact Management and a Master of Arts in International Policy and Development.

Integrated Curriculum

The integrated curriculum helps you develop foundational and advanced skills in business—including strategy and operations, marketing and finance—as well as in international policy and development concepts such as economics, leadership, and research methods. Students choose one of three MBA tracks and can also choose to focus on an international region or development issue.

Language and intercultural competence are central to all degree programs at the Institute, and students take courses taught in their chosen language of study and courses in intercultural studies. See the curriculum for more details.

Our Faculty

You will have access to faculty members from multiple degree programs who are experts in fields such as international economics and trade, data and policy analysis, organizational sustainability, sustainable development, development practice, social change leadership, and human security. In addition to their academic roles, many are actively engaged in their respective professional fields.

Program Duration

Within the two-year MBA option, students can complete the 80-credit joint degree in five semesters with an average course load of 16 credits per semester. Students qualifying for the accelerated one-year MBA can complete the 70-credit joint degree in four semesters and one additional summer semester with an average of 16 credits taken during regular terms and a six-credit capstone in summer. With both options, students obtain 24 credits of core international policy and development coursework.