The MBA/MA in Government prepares managers to move between the public and private sectors, or work for agencies that span the two. The program combines the public sector management strengths of the MA in Government with the private sector business savvy of the MBA. The MBA/MA in Government bridges the traditional separation of business leadership and public sector management. Advance your knowledge in government and politics, ethics, global economics, financial theory, and management, and set yourself apart from the competition in a career that overlaps public and private sectors. More information is available at https://carey.jhu.edu/programs/dual-degrees/mba-ma-government.
For more information about the MBA/MA in Government with the Johns Hopkins Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, visit advanced.jhu.edu/academics/%20dual-degree-programs/government-mba.
The program requires 60 credits, 42 credits (30 credits Flex MBA Business Foundation and 12 credits of electives) for the MBA. Course scheduling allows for completion of the MBA portion of the program in 30 months. Students must complete the MBA portion within six years. A waived course must be replaced with an equivalent number of credits in an advanced course. Dual degree recipients receive both diplomas upon completion of both programs.
All dual-degree students are required to complete the following:
MA in Government Courses
|AS.470.602||Government & Politics||3|
|AS.470.695||Proseminar: Essentials of Public and Private Management||3|
Select eight additional Government courses
Although not required, the following courses are recommended electives for students in the dual degree program:
|AS.470.609||Leadership Skills in the 21st Century||3|
|AS.470.616||Political Ideas, Strategy, and Policy Implementation||3|
|AS.470.619||State Politics and Policymaking||3|
|AS.470.622||Money and Politics||3|
|AS.470.630||Congress and the Making of Foreign Policy||3|
|AS.470.638||Negotiating as a Leadership Skill||3|
|AS.470.641||Introduction to Advocacy and Lobbying||3|
|AS.470.645||The Budgetary Process||3|
|AS.470.688||Political Institutions and the Policy Process||3|
|AS.470.721||Comparative Federalism: The United States and the European Union||3|
|AS.470.728||Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management||3|
|AS.470.736||Methods of Policy Analytics||3|
|AS.470.744||Trade and Security||3|
Students wishing to earn a concentration must complete four of their electives in the concentration area. Concentrations are offered in Political Communication, Security Studies, and Democracy and Governance Studies. For MA/MBA students, the thesis requirement is optional. If you wish to write a thesis, you must take:
|AS.470.850||Research and Thesis I: MA in Government||3|
|AS.470.852||Research and Thesis II: MA in Government||3|
|AS.470.800||Research & Thesis III: Government||3|
These three classes would count toward the eight government electives you must take to complete the MA/MBA. MA/MBA students who successfully complete and defend their theses will be awarded honors at graduation.
For details on these concentrations and a full list of classes and descriptions, see the AAP website: advanced.jhu.edu.
All dual-degree students are required to complete the following MBA courses (all courses are two credits):
|BU.210.620||Accounting and Financial Reporting||2|
|BU.131.601||Business Leadership and Human Values||2|
|BU.220.620||Economics for Decision Making||2|
|BU.220.610||The Firm and the Macroeconomy||2|
|BU.142.620||Leadership in Organizations||2|
|Select six Carey Electives||12|
For more information, please contact Carey Business School Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.