Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced that it has launched a new dual-degree program, where students can study for an MBA and a MA in International Policy Studies simultaneously.
By pursuing both degrees as the same time, students can complete the dual-degree program in three years, rather than the four it would take typically.
The new program caters to students who want to work in fields that bridge government and business, both in the U.S. and internationally. "The cross-disciplinary courses will prepare students for leadership roles in international organizations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, consulting firms, and corporations that focus on a range of issues such as international development, trade and finance, security, healthcare, and the environment," according to a statement from the school.
Students who are interested in the program must separately apply to and be accepted by both the MBA program and the MA program. The MA in International Management is offered through Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences.
During the first year, students will take MBA courses exclusively. The second year will consist of a mix of business and policy courses, while the third year will be made up of elective courses and a practicum for the international studies program.
Students at Stanford have the opportunity to pair their MBA with a number of other programs, including an MS in Environment and Resources, a JD, and an MS in Computer Science, among others. According to Stanford, around one in six MBA students pursue dual-degree options.
For more information, please see the Stanford press release announcing the launch of the school's dual-degree MBA/MBA in International Policy Studies.
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