"Business and government are so radically intertwined, and both fundamentally human institutions – the separation, if one ever existed, is increasingly thin - policy shapes business and business shapes policy and the same people are playing both sides of the game. Sustainability can't be fostered by business alone, nor government alone, but both working in concert." -Edward West, Founder, Mission Motors MBA '07, Presidio Graduate School
Summary of the MBA/MPA Dual Degree Program.
From Data Analytics and Sustainable Operations to CIvic Leadership and Public Sector Finance, our MBA/MPA Dual Degree students are able to see the entire playing field from multiple institutional perspectives, and have a comprehensive view of how to innovate and make a change. This is an ideal choice for students looking to have leadership roles in industries that operate between the public and private sectors, and who seek to align commercial and policy goals toward more sustainable outcomes.
The MBA/MPA Dual Degree allows graduates to thrive anywhere in a market system, from local and federal government agencies to entrepreneurial start-ups, to Fortune 100 companies, to NGOs. Our MBA/MPA Dual Degree students are also ideally suited to work in highly-regulated industries, including energy, food and agriculture, cannabis, and health care; and to land roles in business development, advocacy, or external affairs.
A powerful integrated design
The design of the MBA/MPA Dual Degree illustrates PGS’s distinctive systems-thinking approach to sustainable management. This MBA/MPA Dual Degree is built upon the same MBA and MPA foundations as our single degree programs.
While our individual MBA and MPA curriculum are already closely integrated, with 50% of coursework overlapping, the MBA/MPA Dual Degree allows a student to take the entire set of courses from each program and gain deep skills in cross-sector management and collaboration.
The MBA/MPA Dual Degree program culminates in MBA and MPA Capstone projects which demonstrate the graduate’s readiness to take on the most intractable intersectoral challenges.
Please note: Due to the hybrid (blended online/monthly in-person courses) course structure, PGS programs are not open for international students requiring a student visa.