• MBA-Public Administration Dual Degree Program

    The Hamline University Dual Degree Program in Business Administration and Public Administration allows you to save time and money while completing two graduate degree programs: Master in Business Administration and Master in Public Administration

    The Dual Degree Program in Business Administration and Public Administration helps working professionals develop the core competencies they need to succeed and lead in today's diverse government and business environments.

    If you are interested in two masters degrees, many students find the sequential degree a better option.  For more information, visit the Sequential Degrees page.

    Who is the Program for?

    The Dual Degree Program in Business Administration and Public Administration is for professionals interested in understanding the intersections of the government and business sectors.

    Program Requirements

    Students in the program complete 9 Public Administration core courses and 24 credits of MBA courses across four semesters.  Coursework is completed with an additional 12 elective credits that can come from MBA or Public Administration courses.

    MPA Courses

    • Fundamentals of Public Administration
    • Professional Ethics
    • Organizational Theory & Behavior
    • Public Fiscal Management
    • Public Policy Analysis
    • Human Resource Management
    • Administrative Law & Processes
    • Research Methods
    • Capstone Government

    MBA Courses

    • Module 2
      • Financial Accounting
      • Managerial Accounting
      • Managerial Economics
    • Module 3
      • Managerial Finance
      • Marketing Management
      • Managing in the Global Marketplace
    • Module 5
      • Strategic Financial Analysis
      • Strategic Management & Capstone/Field Study Part I
    • Module 6
      • Strategic Management & Capstone/Field Study Part II

    Additional Program Requirements

    • Students need to complete an undergraduate course in economics and statistics before starting the MBA portion of the program.  The economics requirement will need to be completed before taking Public Fiscal Management.
    • For students with limited government and/or business sector experience: Completion of an Internship (GPA 8494).


    The program curriculum provides students an understanding of political and legal institutions and processes; economic and social organizations and processes; critical and reflective analysis; global awareness; quantitative reasoning and analysis; strategic planning; ethical and moral dilemmas in both government and business sectors.


    Dual Degree students may be awarded one scholarship for each program of study (MBA and MPA) at the time of admission. Students must apply for the discounts when applying for admission. See our list of MBA Scholarship Opportunities and the Master of Public Administration Scholarships for additional information. 

    More Information

    If have questions or need additional information, you may contact the Hamline University Office of Graduate Admissions at 651-523-2900 or gradprog@hamline.edu.