2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts in Community Development and Planning


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Overview


The Dual MBA/MA Community Development and Planning (CDP) combines MBA requirements with CDP coursework in the department of International Development, Community and Environment,The program trains activists, community developers and scholar-practitioners to take on major challenges facing urban areas in the United States and around the world. You learn to meet these challenges by gaining a thorough understanding of the complex social, economic and political forces that shape communities-and by actively working to positively influence them.

The MA CDP teaches students to meet the challenges of urban revitalization in the United States, helping you to comprehend the social, economic, and political forces that shape communities. Combined with the MBA coursework, students graduate prepared for leadership in a broad range of fields, including nonprofit operations and management, civil service, consulting, entrepreneurship and education.
 

Dual Degree MBA/MA CDP Requirements


The MBA/MA Community Development and Planning dual degree program requires the completion of 22.5 graduate units. Students complete the core requirements of both academic programs, as well as elective coursework in both programs. Dual degree students complete MGMT 5510   in place of the MBA Experiential Learning Requirement II (ELR Course) and CDP MA Research Paper requirement. Students begin work on this project at the end of their second year and complete it during their third year of the program. Dual Degree MBA/CDP students complete the Social Change & Sustainability concentration in the MBA program.

CDP Required Core Courses


The Dual Degree Master’s program in CDP requires 3 units of core courses, 2 units of skills courses, and 5 units of CDP electives. Because some courses can overlap and count for both the MBA and MA degree, dual degree students complete fewer CDP elective courses than other MA students. Students are encouraged to tailor their skills and electives courses toward their area of specialization.

To learn more about the MA CDP required core courses, please go to the

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MBA Required Core Courses


Dual degree students complete 10.5 units of required MBA core coursework, plus MGMT 5510  , which is taken in place of the MBA Experiential Learning Requirement II course, and 1 unit of MBA elective coursework. Because some courses can overlap and count for both the MBA and MA degree, dual degree students complete fewer elective courses than MBA students. MBA/MA CDP dual degree students complete the Social Change & Sustainability concentration in the MBA program. A dual concentration is optional for dual degree students, but would require 2 - 3 more units of MBA elective coursework. 

Completion of a graduate internship is required for all students except: those who have 3+ years of professional business work experience; those with full-time employment during the length of the program; and those who are participating in an exchange program (ex. Sorbonne, Trier, etc.). It may be possible to waive this requirement. Visit a member of the Stevenish Career Management Center for more information.

To learn more about the MBA required core courses, please go to the Master of Business Administration, MBA  information page.

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