MSPPM - MBA with Tepper School of Business

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The MSPPM/MBA is a 24 month (5 semesters) dual-degree program designed to educate students whose professional careers require an understanding of the interface between the private and public sectors and of issues that span management of business enterprises and public or not-for-profit organizations.

Students begin the dual degree program at the Tepper School of Business and take 162 units of required courses, including 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.

Dual degree students also to take 108 units of course work at Heinz, including 66 units of required courses and 42 units of concentration and elective courses.

Applicants must apply separately to both Tepper and Heinz and must gain admission to both programs. Dual degree students begin the program in the Fall semester with MBA courses. Dual degree students will not take courses at Heinz until one year later; therefore, students may apply to Heinz College before enrolling at Tepper OR during the 1st year of the MBA program. All applicants must submit either official GMAT or official GRE score reports.

MBA Courses

  • Financial Accounting
  • Probability & Decision Making
  • Optimization and Decision Making
  • Managing Organizations
  • Writing & Decision Making
  • Accounting for Decision Making and Control
  • Finance
  • Statistics & Decision Making
  • Managerial Economics
  • Presenting & Decision Making
  • Marketing Management
  • Production & Operations
  • Business Law & Ethics
  • Management Game
  • Electives

MSPPM Courses

  • IT for Public Policy and Management
  • Policy and Politics
  • Public Policy and Management Convocation
  • Systems Synthesis Project
  • Advanced Policy Topics
  • Advanced Methods Course(s)
  • Capstone Course
  • Electives