Presidio Graduate School offers full-time students the ability to earn two master degrees in two years: an MBA and MPA in Sustainable Solutions. Students complete this 68-credit rigorous curriculum combining the best of our private sector innovation education with our cutting-edge public sector training.
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 lead 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. Graduates 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.
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.
Note: Not all electives are offered every semester. Elective classes may change.
Experiential Learning (EL) is a key part of our educational program. Students are paired with an organization and work with them over the course of a semester on a specific project. Through this living case study methodology, students gain practical experience applying the skills and concepts learned in class and gain relevant work experience to support career development. EL projects are a required component of the following courses in the Dual MBA/MPA program: