Business Administration/Public Administration Dual Master’s Degree (MBA/MPA)

The Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration (MBA/MPA) Program is a dual degree offered by the Coles College of Business Administration and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The objective of this program is to allow students who are interested in public and private sectors to concurrently register in both MBA and MPA programs. The increasing interdependence of the public and private sectors makes this dual degree program not only innovative, but attractive to students wishing to pursue careers in positions responsible for working with their counterparts in private and public organizations, and in a variety of settings where both the knowledge of business and government are very crucial.



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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Online

Number of Credits Hours: 54 Total Hours

Entry Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Three-year Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall, July 1st
  • Spring, November 1st
  • Summer, April 1st
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Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the dual degree program, the applicant must specify the option at the time of application to the Graduate School. Students interested in applying for the dual degree option MBA/MPA Program should consult with either the MPA Director or the MBA Director with regard to admission requirements and required courses.

General Admission Requirements for the MBA/MPA Dual Degree Program:

  •  Submission of application to the graduate admission office and a non-refundable application fee.
  •  Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University (official transcripts from all previous institutions of higher education are required);
  • Official score reports for either the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT); each program has separate admission standards.
  • Two letters of recommendation; and
  •  A personal statement describing your career aspirations.
*International applicants have additional requirements; see the Graduate Admissions section of this catalog. 
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Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

As governmental agencies strive to be more customer-friendly and organizationally efficient, industries are becoming more reliant on governmental agencies and considering social responsibility in new ways. These trends make knowledge of both business and government crucial for success in many public and private organizations. Our MBA-MPA degree will give you the knowledge and skills you need to lead in this new era.

What can you do with a Business Administration/Public Administration Dual Master’s Degree (MBA/MPA) degree?

This unique dual degree program meets the needs of business and civic-minded professionals working in:

  • government
  • public organizations
  • corporations
  • private firms

Learn more about the individual degrees

Business Administration, MBA

You’re Driven, So Are We 
At Coles College, we’ll help you reach for more. You’ll gain a deeper knowledge of every business function, so you’ll be ready to take on high-level projects and business initiatives with confidence. You’ll learn from MBA faculty who are leaders in their fields. You’ll have access to research and ideas that are immediately applicable in your career. 

Business Administration, MBA

Public Administration, MPA

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at KSU in Georgia is a professional degree that prepares you for leadership and administrative positions in governmental agencies and nonprofit organizations. Our student-oriented faculty combine solid academic learning, human-capital leadership training, and concrete, practical experiences.

Public Administration, MPA


Coles College of Business and School of Government and International Affairs

Kennesaw State University
Coles College of Business
Master of Business Administration Programs
Burruss Building, Room 255
560 Parliament Garden Way NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
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Phone: (470) 578-6673

Kennesaw State University
School of Government and International Affairs
402 Bartow Ave MB #2205
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144

Phone: (470) 578-7869

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