Political Science and Business Administration, Master | University of Colorado Denver | Denver, United States
MA/MBA On Campus

Political Science and Business Administration

24 months
133393 USD/credit 4401969 USD/year
1333 USD/credit 43989 USD/year
429 USD/credit 14157 USD/year
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The Dual Master's Degree in Political Science and Business Administration from University of Colorado Denver is designed for students whose interests overlap business and politics or business and international affairs.


The CU Denver Master of Arts in Political Science (MA) degree offers an in-depth understanding of the political environment, locally, nationally and globally, emphasizing the development of academic and practical skills in key areas of the discipline, and  centering on the major fields of American politics, comparative politics, international relations, political theory and public policy. 

The CU Denver Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree provides a strong foundation in business knowledge in such areas as organizing teams, developing marketing plans, using data analysis and technology in decision making, economics, financial management and strategic planning. The MBA develops skills required for competent and responsible administration of an enterprise viewed in its entirety, within its social, political and economic environment.

What you'll study

The dual degree program in Political Science and Business Administration from University of Colorado Denver provides a more comprehensive education to the next generation of professionals in the non-profit sector, corporate arena and governmental organizations. Dual degree students are able to complete both degree programs in less time, and with fewer total credit hours (66 for both), than if both degrees were pursued separately (48+33 = 81). 

The program keeps the core of each program intact, including some electives from both programs, and enables students to choose two additional electives from either business or political science to best suit their career and personal goals. Furthermore, the interactions between the students enrich the students in both programs, as well as the organizations that employ them.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leading Individuals and Teams
  • Data Analytics for Managers
  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information
  • State of the Discipline
  • Research Methods in Political Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


66 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must apply separately to, meet the admission requirements of, and be accepted by each program. It is possible for students currently admitted to one program to learn about the dual degree and choose to apply after admission to the other program.
  • Political Science:
  • Online graduate school application
  • Personal statement of about 1 ½ pages
  • Three reference letters (academic and/or professional)
  • Official transcripts
  • Writing sample of about 10 pages
  • MBA:
  •  $50 domestic, $75 international application fee
  •  Online application
  •  GMAT/GRE score
  •  Official transcripts from each college or university attended
  •  Essay responses
  •  Resume
  •  English language proficiency—international applicants only

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4401969 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 133393 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    43989 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1333 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    14157 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 429 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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