KSU Offering Dual MBA/MPA Degree

Kennesaw State University will pioneer the first dual-degree MBA/MPA program in Georgia. The Master…

Georgia (Jul 2, 2009)Kennesaw State University will pioneer the first dual-degree MBA/MPA program in Georgia.


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The Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration dual program will be offered jointly by the Coles College of Business and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, KSU said. Students enrolled in either the MBA or MPA can start participating in the joint program as early as fall 2009. The program is designed to be completed in three years.
There is no longer a strong divide between the for-profit and not-for-profit and public sectors. Individuals are crossing these lines all the time now,” said Teresa Joyce, associate provost and dean of the graduate college at Kennesaw State. “For example, business people serve on the boards of, and are volunteers for, nonprofits and are involved in public sector organizations. Elected officials make complex decisions about mergers, bankruptcies and executive pay. Individuals in the nonprofit world are experiencing an economy where an understanding of business functions such as finance and accounting is more critical than ever.”



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu