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NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service MPA-MBA
NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service


New York, USA

3 Years


Full time

Request application deadline *

Sep 2024

USD 2,162 / per credit


* Fall 2024 Early Action Deadline


The lines between nonprofit and for-profit, public and private are increasingly blurred. Commercial enterprises are taking on the challenges of corporate social responsibility. Nonprofits are looking for increasingly innovative approaches to raising money. Suddenly everyone is looking to sustain a social mission AND a bottom line.

That’s why NYU Wagner and NYU Stern School of Business offer an integrated dual-degree program in business and public administration for leaders who want to solve today’s most vexing challenges at the local, national, and global levels. With an MPA-MBA degree, you’ll be able to make an immediate and positive impact on business and public service—and you’ll have the skills to work across all sectors.

Alumni of the program strive to make an immediate and positive impact on business and society and have done so with successful careers in many fields, including:

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social Impact Investing
  • Public-Private Partnerships and Hybrid Organizations
  • Lobbying and Government Affairs
  • Complex, highly regulated industries (e.g., Healthcare, Energy)

Program Highlights

By earning two degrees in only three years, you will:

  1. Double your student experience: Engage in student groups, student services, and co-curricular events at both NYU Stern and NYU Wagner.
  2. Double your career exploration: Explore more career options through internships over two summers and career services at both schools.
  3. Double your career opportunities: Position yourself to secure jobs that require either degree and to transition smoothly into roles that benefit from both.
  4. Double your influence: Gain two complementary skill sets that together enable you to occupy influential strategic positions by providing a bridge across sectors.
  5. Double your network: Benefit from a vast professional network of students, alumni, and faculty from both Stern and Wagner.

Students apply separately to each school, NYU Wagner (MPA, Public & Non Profit Management & Policy) and NYU Stern (MBA). Once they are admitted to both schools, they are eligible to enroll in the dual degree program.

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