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Government, M.B.A.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #24 (QS) , MD, | Online
The innovative MA in Government/MBA program prepares managers to move between the public and private sectors, or work for agencies that span the two. The program combines the public sector management strengths of the MA in Government with the private sector business savvy of the MBA.

About

The MA Government/MBA bridges the traditional separation of business leadership and public sector management. Advance your knowledge in government and politics, ethics, global economics, financial theory, and management, and set yourself apart from the competition in a career that overlaps public and private sectors.

Students who pursue the dual MA/MBA degree will take classes in the MA in Government program at the School of Arts and Sciences and in the MBA program at the Carey Business School. Thirty courses are required to complete the degree. All classes are held near Dupont Circle in the heart of Washington, DC.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Government & Politics
  • Research & Thesis III: Government
  • Research and Thesis I: MA in Government
  • Graduate Writing Workshop

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    63 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Individuals who wish to apply for the dual MA in Government/MBA program must apply through the Advanced Academic Programs.

  • Online Application
  • Upload the following required materials to the Online Application: 500-word Statement of Purpose, Resume or Curriculum Vitae, A writing sample of 5-7 pages that is research focused.
  • Submit the application and pay the $75 fee 
  • Upload unofficial copies of transcripts to the application. 
  • Mail in official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate coursework completed within the US only.
  • If you have international coursework, send in the course-by-course credential evaluation. 
  • If English is your second language, you may be required to take the TOEFL or IELTS examination.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3897 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3897 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    3897 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3897 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Baltimore

  • 1240 - 2100 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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