The joint M.A./M.B.A. degree program is especially oriented to individuals who plan international careers where management is or will become an important element or who plan management careers in organizations or fields with strong international orientations.
To complete the joint degree students must complete the requirements for the I.R. degree, though only a total of 12, not 16 courses are required. None of those courses may be School of Management (SOM) courses, though two of the core or concentration requirements may be obtained through courses at SOM.
To complete the M.B.A. component of the program, a student must fulfill all SOM's normal requirements. The one-year of Core curriculum of study taken by all M.B.A. candidates in their first year may be either the first or second year for the joint degree student. Joint degree candidates take only 13, not the usual 18 courses in SOM.