Why a MA(Ed)/MBA Dual Degree?


A dual MA(Ed)/MBA degree is appropriate for students who have a wide variety of interests in education (both K-12 and higher education). More so than teaching, achieving a MA(Ed)/MBA dual degree provides graduates with the tools to impact education on a larger level, be it education policy, education management, or the application of technology in education.

Top Reasons

Multiple Career Paths

Graduates of this dual degree program are prepared for careers in education policy, education management, the application of technology to education, teaching and learning.


Achieve Success in Two Years

Students admitted to the dual degree program generally start in the College of Education and Public Services in the fall. Students complete most of their Education curriculum in the College of Education and Public Service during their first year (fall and spring), including two courses that also count as MBA electives. Students begin the MBA Program the following summer (orientation the day after Memorial Day). During their second year, students complete an educational internship, which includes exposure to business and not-for-profit institutions, and capstone courses for both the MA in Educational Leadership and the MBA. Students complete both degrees in a two-year time span.


Obtain More than Just the Degree

The MA in Educational Administration is accepted by the Metropolitan Principal Leadership Program which fulfills the academic requirements for certifications in Missouri (Initial Elementary and Secondary Principal) and Illinois (General Administrative Certificate). For certification, students would also need to complete other requirements of the state (e.g., teaching certificate, passing a test). A cohort of eight is required for the MA schedule.