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 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu