In 2004, the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers and the Rutgers Business School: Graduate Programs-Newark and New Brunswick (RBS) developed the implementation of a dual master of public policy and master of business administration degree program (M.P.P./M.B.A.).
A total of 60 credits are needed for the M.B.A. and 45 for the
M.P.P. However, since each program accepts 12 credits from the other
toward its degree, students only take 48 credits with RBS and 33 with
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (EJBSPPP).
MPP Core Courses
- Marketing Research (RBS) (22:630:604) - 3 credits
- Public Policy Formation (34:833:510) - 3 credits
Policy Analysis and Evaluation (34:833:531) - 3 credits
- Policy Research Practicum (34:833:640) - 6 credits
Applied Field Experience (34:833:673, 674) - (3,3) credits
students take 18 credits (or 21) in the core, and complete another 15
(or 12) credits of electives (depending on how Regression Analysis is
completed). Nine of these remaining credits must constitute a
substantive specialization in public policy, selected from among the
following options: arts policy (planned), education policy,
environmental policy, labor policy, political institutions and
processes, public opinion and polling, science and technology policy,
social policy, and urban policy. Courses applied to the specialization
are chosen with the consultation of the student's adviser, who directs
that specialization, and the program director.
as students in the traditional M.P.P. program, students in the dual
M.P.P./M.B.A. program are required to present a three-course (9-credit)
concentration to complete their degree requirements. The program
currently offers formal concentrations in the following areas, each
advised by a member of the faculty: education policy, environmental
policy, health policy, labor policy, political institutions and
processes, science and technology policy, social policy, and urban
Students must demonstrate basic competency in the
concentration by achieving a B+ or better in at least two of the three
courses. Courses offered toward the concentration may be drawn from
offerings within the public policy program (EJBSPPP) or Rutgers
generally, with the permission of the adviser and the program director.
Students may also perform an independent study, usually with the
adviser for the concentration, as part of the concentration. Note: the
M.P.P. concentrations in applied economics and policy analysis or
management are not permitted for the dual degrees.
Full-time study with RBS
Summer 1: RBS internship in private sector
Full-time study with EJBSPPP
Summer 2: Public policy applied field experience in public sector
Mix of courses with RBS and EJBSPPP as needed
Students may reduce the third year load by taking additional classes in year two or by taking additional summer courses.