MBA/MPA

Professor Raul Carrillo Professor Raul Carrillo

Students with professional interests in both the public and private sectors can pursue the MBA/MPA two degree option.  This program equips students with the knowledge and skills to thrive in an environment where the public and private sectors are increasingly interdependent.

The MBA/MPA program is jointly offered by the College of Business Administration and College of Liberal Arts. Applicants must select the MBA/MPA program option and be admitted by both programs.

The MBA/MPA program consists of 69 semester credit hours (SCH) of graduate study, of which 39 SCH are in areas of Business Administration and 30 SCH are in areas of Public Administration.

Specific Requirements for the MBA/MPA Two-Degree Option

Students must choose one of the following Programs of Study:

Program of Study 1

  1. MBA Required Core (39 SCH)

    ACCT 5311 Accounting for Management
    ACCT 5301 Financial Accounting
    CIS 5313 Strategic Information Systems
    ECON 5311 Managerial Economics
    ECON 5360 Global Economic Environment for Managers
    FIN 5311 Financial Management
    MGMT 5311 Organizational Management Seminar
    BLAW 5306 Business Law and Ethics
    MGMT 5336 Effective Management of Human Resources
    MKT 5311 Marketing Management
    SCM 5308 Concepts of Production Management
    QMB 5311 Quantitative Methods in Business
    MGMT 5335 International Strategic Management

  2. Required MPA Core (30 SCH) Students are allowed to substitute PAD 5311, PAD 5350 and PAD 5353 for approved PAD electives.

    PAD 5300 Introduction to Research Methods
    PAD 5301 Qualitative Methods in Public Administration
    PAD 5310 Public Policy Process and Institutions
    PAD 5311 Economic Analysis for Public Administrators
    PAD 5350 Organizational Theory and Behavior
    PAD 5351 Applied Statistics for Public Administrators
    PAD 5352 Public Budgeting and Financial Management
    PAD 5353 Human Resources Management
    PAD 5365 Policy Analysis and Decision Making
    PAD 5367 Comprehensive Integration of Public Administration

Program of Study 2

  1. Required MPA Core. (30 SCH) 

    PAD 5300 Introduction to Research Methods
    PAD 5301 Qualitative Methods in Public Administration
    PAD 5310 Public Policy Process and Institutions
    PAD 5311 Economic Analysis for Public Administrators
    PAD 5350 Organizational Theory and Behavior
    PAD 5351 Applied Statistics for Public Administrators
    PAD 5352 Public Budgeting and Financial Management
    PAD 5353 Human Resources Management
    PAD 5364 Public Participation and Democratic Process
    PAD 5365 Policy Analysis and Decision Making
    PAD 5367 Comprehensive Integration of Public Administration

  2. Required MBA Core (39 SCH) Students are allowed to substitute ECON 5311, MGMT 5311 and MGMT 5336 for approved Economics or Management electives. 

    ACCT 5311 Accounting for Management
    ACCT 5301 Financial Accounting
    CIS 5313 Strategic Information Systems
    ECON 5311 Managerial Economics
    ECON 5360 Global Economic Environment for Managers
    FIN 5311 Financial Management
    MGMT 5311 Organizational Management Seminar
    BLAW 5306 Business Law and Ethics
    MGMT 5336 Effective Management of Human Resources
    MKT 5311 Marketing Management
    SCM 5308 Concepts of Production Management
    QMB 5311 Quantitative Methods in Business
    MGMT 5335 International Strategic Management

Application Requirements

Applicants should submit the following in order to be considered for admission to the MBA/MPA Program:

  • Online Application for Admission into a Graduate Degree Program:  Apply Online >>
  • Official transcript from an accredited institution demonstrating completion of a four-year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent in the case of an international institution) and official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended. Official transcripts for degrees earned at UTEP are not required.*
  • Statement of Purpose, not to exceed one page, which may include a description of the applicant's professional experience, educational background, career goals and/or socio-economic background.**
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of reference from professional and/or academic sources.**
  • GMAT or GRE score* (may be waived if applicant submits transcript demonstrating a conferred graduate degree from an accredited institution)
  • TOEFL score of at least 250/600 (for international students)*

* Unofficial scores and transcripts can be uploaded to the online application. Official scores and transcripts must be received by the Graduate School prior to enrollment.
** These application documents can be uploaded to the online application.

Applicants must submit all of the materials listed above before an admission decision can be made.