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MBA Dual Degree Programs


Darden Dual DegreeThe University of Virginia Darden School of Business in partnership with the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy announced the launch of a dual master’s degree program in public policy and business administration (MPP/MBA).

Objective: Help future leaders manage public and private sector partnerships seamlessly

Key Features

Duration of Dual-Degree Program: Three Years(36 months)
Provide a combination of managerial and analytic skills

Requirement
Students have to apply and be accepted at both schools through the normal admissions process.

First and Second Year: Must complete the first-year program at both the Darden and Batten Schools and can decide which school they’ll enter their first or second year.

Third Year: During third year, students complete the required courses for both...


The Tepper School of Business at Carneige Mellon in partnership with HEC Lausanne, the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne and the Swiss Finance Institute will offer an Executive MBA program in Asset and Wealth Management.

Key Features

Duration of Dual-degree program: 20 months
Six two-week classroom modules: At the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and HEC Lausanne, the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne.

Innaugral Class: May 2011

Objective

  • Provide executives with the conceptual and practical tools and the in-depth financial and investment expertise required to compete at the highest levels of this industry.
  • Equip participants with the managerial tools necessary to assume a leadership role, exploring how to best translate new ideas into practice in a knowledge-intensive industry


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Several potential MBA applicants have asked me whether pursuing a dual degree program would help their chances for admissions to Business School. Now there are iseveral good reasons for pursuing a dual degree, however it won’t necessarily help you get into a leading MBA programs. Since then I have heard several different ‘myths’ about about dual degree programs and so I thought I would write this article to bust some of these myths.

But, first let me briefly discuss what a dual degree program is. A dual degree program is simply a program where you apply, pursue and gain 2 degrees at the same time. A dual degree may involve you getting either  a Bachelors and Masters in the same program or getting two Masters degree at different universities. If it is the latter, then you will pursuing these degrees either at different schools in the same university or perhaps across 2 different universities . There are several dual degrees programs you can pursue along with an MBA such as a masters in urban planning, international relations, law, nursing, public health, journalism and engineering amongst others.

Myth 1: Getting into a dual degree program is easier

You need to apply to and be accepted by both programs to be able to purse a dual degree program....

Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).


Pages: 327

Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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