Master of Public Policy / MBA Curriculum

A total of 60 credits are needed for the MBA and 48 for the MPP. However, since each program accepts 12 credits from the other toward its degree, students only take 48 credits with RBS and 36 with Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy (EJBSPPP). 


MPP Core Courses

  • Marketing Research (RBS) (22:630:604) - 3 credits
  • Public Policy Formation (34:833:510) - 3 credits
  • Methods II (34:833:630) - 3 credits
  • Policy Research Practicum (34:833:640) - 6 credits
  • Applied Field Experience (34:833:673) - (3) credits *
  • An approved economics, budgeting, and management course at RBS must each be taken (3, 3, 3 credits) *

Dual-degree students take 18 credits (or 21) in the core, and complete another 15 (or 12) credits of electives (depending on how Regression Analysis is completed). Nine of these remaining credits must constitute a substantive specialization in public policy, selected from among the following options:


MPP Concentrations

Students must demonstrate basic competency in the concentration by achieving a B+ average or better. Courses offered toward the concentration may be drawn from offerings within the public policy program (EJBSPPP) or Rutgers generally, with the permission of the adviser and the program director. Students may also perform an independent study, usually with the adviser for the concentration, as part of the concentration. Note: the MPP concentrations in applied economics and policy analysis or management are not permitted for the dual degrees.


Proposed Schedule

Year 1 Full-time study with EJBSPPP
Summer 1: Public policy applied field experience in public sector
Year 2 Full-time study with RBS
Summer 2: RBS internship in private sector
Year 3 Mix of courses with RBS and EJBSPPP as needed

Students may reduce the third year load by taking additional classes in year two or by taking additional summer courses.


Rutgers MBA Curriculum