The Stanford Graduate School of Business has announced the launch of a new dual degree program with the School of Humanities and Sciences. In three academic years, students will earn an MBA and an MA in International Policy Studies.
Designed for students who want to work in fields that bridge businesses and governments in the United States and abroad, Stanford GSB notes that this cross-disciplinary program will prepare participants for leadership roles in non-profit organizations, social enterprises, international organizations, consulting firms, etc. focusing on issues such as international development, security, healthcare, trade and finance, and the environment.
The interest in second degrees has grown in recent years, as Stanford MBA students look for opportunities for cross-sector leadership. Among MBA students, approximately 1 in 6 currently pursue joint or dual degree studies, the school reports.
“More and more we find that students benefit from a multidisciplinary learning experience,” says Madhav Rajan, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Graduate School of Business (GSB). “With Stanford’s School of Humanities and Sciences just down the street from the business school, it is possible to bring together the best resources in multiple fields for our students.”
Find out more about Stanford’s new dual MA/MBA program for students interested in international policy and business, which will begin accepting applications this fall.
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