Carnegie Mellon University

MBA/Public Policy and Management

This program is designed to educate strong candidates whose professional careers require an understanding of the interface between the private and public sectors as well as issues that span management of business enterprises and public or not-for-profit organizations. This program is offered by the Tepper School of Business and the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.

Program Structure

The MBA/MSPPM is a 2.5-year (five semester) program beginning in August. Students will begin at the Tepper School in their first year and must take 162 units of required core courses, which include 90 units of required core courses and 72 units of required electives. Students must also meet all MBA requirements such as Management Game, core elective requirements, concentrations and breadth. Students are required to take 108 units of coursework at the Heinz College, which includes 66 units of required courses and 42 units of concentration and elective courses.

Students are responsible for three semesters of tuition to the Tepper School at the MBA full-time rate and two semesters of tuition to the Heinz College at the full-time rate. In the first year, students will pay tuition for two semesters to the Tepper School at the MBA full-time rate. In the second year, students will pay tuition for two semesters to the Heinz College at the full-time rate. For the final semester (fifth) students will pay for one semester to the Tepper School at the MBA full-time rate.

Admissions

Each applicant must apply and satisfy the admission requirements of both the MBA program at the Tepper School and the MSPPM at the Heinz College. The deadline for applicants is the same as the deadline for the regular master's programs. Students are required to apply to both programs prior to enrolling as a student; however, first-year MBA students may also apply during the first year of their MBA studies but must meet the application deadline for the MSPPM program. Each applicant is required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test.

Dual-degree students will have full access to the student services as well as the career services provided by both the Tepper School of Business and Heinz College. Each student will be granted equal access to both open and preselected interviews scheduled by the career offices, and the resumes of the students will also be included in the resume books under a special heading.

For additional information, please contact the Tepper Masters Admissions Office. For Heinz College-specific admission questions, please email the Heinz Admissions office.