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Business Administration and Public Policy (BMPO)   

Program Title and Classification

Business Administration and Public Policy

Graduate Degree Program

College: Business / Public Policy

Abstract

The School of Public Policy is one of the nation’s leading graduate programs devoted to the study of public policy, management and international affairs, with particular expertise in the fields of environmental policy, energy policy, international development, international security and economic policy, health policy, education policy, social policy, non-profit management, public management and leadership,acquisitions, and public finance. The School offers a wide variety of master’s programs, joint degree programs, graduate certificate programs, and one of the nation’s premier doctorate programs. The School’s location just outside of Washington, D.C. attracts a stellar faculty of scholar-practitioners who are experts in the theory and practice of public policy and management and influential participants in the nation’s policy-making process. The location and faculty in turn attract outstanding students by providing them, not only an in-depth, rich curriculum, but extensive exposure to and interaction with the real-life world of policy-making, the federal government, the international diplomatic community, state and local governments, and a host of non-governmental and multinational organizations. It is one of the few policy schools to combine state, national and international policy study under one roof, and to take into account policy interests in all sectors of the economy, thus allowing both faculty and students to study the full range of issues in all courses and in all research.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)
  • CV/Resume
  • Supplementary Application

Apply here: https://app.applyyourself.com/AYApplicantLogin/fl_ApplicantConnectLogin.asp?id=rhsmith 

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
29 Jun17 Jan
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
15 Mar29 Sep


Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu or http://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu

Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy (dual degree) (M.B.A. and M.P.P.)

Core Requirements
Students complete 66 total credits including at least 30 credits of Business courses, and at least 30 credits of Public Policy courses. Part-time MBA students complete the BUSI designated courses. Full-time MBA students complete the BUSM designated courses.

 

BUSI 610/BUSM 602: Introduction to Financial Accounting (2 credits)

BUSI 611/BUSM 616: Managerial Accounting (2 credits)

BUSI 621/BUSM 621: Strategic and Transformational IT (2 credits)

BUSI 630/BUSM 606: Data Models and Decisions (2 credits)

BUSI 634/BUSM 624: Operations Management (2 credits)

BUSI 640/BUSM 610: Financial Management (2 credits)

BUSI 650/BUSM 612: Marketing Management (2 credits)

BUSI 662/BUSM 600: Leadership and Teamwork (2 credits)

BUSI 681/BUSM 604: Managerial Economics and Public Policy (2 credits)

BUSI 683/BUSM 626: The Global Economic Environment (2 credits)

BUSI 690/BUSM 614: Strategic Management (2 credits)

Electives approved by advisor (8-14 credits)

 

The University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business and the School of Public Policy (both located in Van Munching Hall) offer a dual program of studies leading to both the MPP and MBA degrees in less time (typically 5 or 6 semesters) and at less cost than if the degrees were obtained separately. 

Candidates must separately apply to the dual degree program in both the business school and the policy school. If admitted by only one program, the student may enroll in that program.

For further discussion of admission and degree requirements, students may consult each school's website.

 

Website

http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu or http://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu

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