MBA/MPA Program, M.B.A.

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  • Tuition Fee
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The M.B.A./M.P.A. dual degree program, University of New Haven is designed for those whose interests or career objectives are focused on both the public and private sectors of the economy. The program broadly stresses the use of management skills and analytic techniques applied to business, industrial, governmental, and not-for-profit organizations.


Designed for both new and current working professionals, the University of New HavenM.B.A./M.P.A. dual degree program prepares students for managerial roles in the public and private sector. The demands on the public sector in the current economy require public administrators to be knowledgeable not only on public policy issues and regulations, but also possess the necessary skills to efficiently manage personnel, be fiscally responsible, and communicate effectively.

Similarly, private sector professionals must understand the implications of operating a business within the domestic and international communities while being cognizant of local, federal, and international regulations.

This dual degree program requires at least 60 credit hours of coursework, with a minimum of 21 credits in business and 21 credits in public administration. Students who have not completed significant undergraduate coursework in business may be required to complete up to 15 additional credits in this program. Courses in the M.B.A. program cover key foundational business principles in finance, accounting, marketing, management, economics, and statistics.

Public administration courses cover a variety of topics in city management, personnel and labor relations, and community-clinical services, among others. Toward the end of the program, all dual degree students must choose to do either thesis or capstone research project courses.

Programme Structure

The M.B.A./M.P.A. program consists of 75 credits. Up to 15 credits may be waived on the basis of undergraduate course work, leaving a minimum requirement of 60 credits. Waivers must be approved in writing by the appropriate department and are conditional upon subsequent academic performance.

Graduate credit may be transferred from other accredited institutions subject to the Graduate School policy on transfer credit detailed elsewhere in this catalog. In all cases, the residency requirement for the two degrees shall be 60 credits completed at the University of New Haven. Within these 60 credits, a minimum of 21 must be earned in business courses and a minimum of 21 in public administration courses.

Project/Thesis Requirement

Students choose one of two alternatives for completion of the final six credits of course work in the M.B.A./M.P.A. dual degree curriculum. Most students take the two capstone/research project courses PADM 6690 - Research Seminar and MGMT 6669 - Strategic Management. Alternatively, students may elect to take the two-course, six-credit thesis option (Thesis I and II). If the thesis option is selected, the thesis must show ability to organize material in a clear and original manner and to present well-reasoned conclusions. Thesis preparation and submission must comply with the Graduate School policy on theses as well as specific department requirements.

Business Core Courses (waivable)

Up to five of the six business core courses (up to 15 credits) may be waived by students who meet the waiver guidelines established for these courses within the M.B.A. program; see M.B.A. program for information.

  • Financial Accounting for Managers
  • Macroeconomics and Microeconomics
  • Financial Management
  • Management Process
  • Marketing
  • Probability and Statistics

Advanced Business Courses (not waivable)

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Finance Strategy and Valuation
  • Managing in Global Markets
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Business and Society
  • Strategic Management
  • Business Electives (three courses)

Public Administration Courses

  • Principles of Public Administration
  • Public Policy Formulation and Implementation
  • Communities and Social Change
  • Research Methods in Public Administration
  • Personnel Administration and Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector
  • Administrative Behavior
  • Public Finance and Budgeting
  • Research Seminar
  • Public Administration Electives (two courses)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Classes are offered in three trimesters in the Fall, Spring, and Summer, with an abbreviated summer session.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    75 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Admission to the University of New Haven Graduate School requires that applicants hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from a foreign institution that is recognized by its jurisdictional Ministry of Education for granting baccalaureate degrees. Individual programs may have additional requirements for admission, details of which are included in the program listings in this catalog. For most programs, admission decisions are based primarily on an applicant’s undergraduate record. A prospective student who is currently completing undergraduate study should submit an official transcript complete to the date of application. In such cases, an admission decision may be made on the basis of a partial transcript, contingent upon completion of the baccalaureate degree. Registration is not permitted until a final, official transcript is submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office. Students may submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), GMAT, PRAXIS, or the Miller Analogies Test in support of their application. Students applying to certain programs are required to have test scores from such examinations sent directly from the testing service to the Graduate Admissions Office. Information regarding specific requirements for submission of test scores is contained in the program descriptions elsewhere in this catalog.

Admission of International Students

University of New Haven graduate programs are open to qualified international students. To qualify, a prospective student must have completed sufficient undergraduate preparation in a degree program acceptable to the Graduate School. The Graduate School operates on a trimester system. The fall term begins in early September, the winter term begins in early January, and the spring term begins in early April.

Because the review of international applications takes considerable time, it is important that the application and supporting materials be received by the Graduate Admissions Office prior to the deadlines outlined in the international student information packet.

U.S. Immigration regulations require that a person holding student status make satisfactory progress toward a degree. This requires full-time study, which is generally interpreted to mean completing at least three courses (9 credits) each trimester. Prospective international students should note that graduate certificates, the Executive MBA, the mechanical engineering master’s program, and the human nutrition master’s program are not designed to permit full-time study. Also, the programs in the Education Department do not accept international student applications.

To apply for admission to the Graduate School and to be ready to begin study, prospective international students must complete the steps outlined in the following section.

International Application Process

Applicants must submit the following materials:

1.A completed application form and the appropriate application fee.

2.Two letters of recommendation.

3.Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed. Applicants may be asked to provide substantiation of courses taken, grades received, and/or the academic reputation of the undergraduate school within the educational system of the country in which the school is located. A certified English translation must accompany non-English transcripts.

4.Proof of English proficiency. This must consist of one of the following:

a.The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination with a minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based test (IBT). The official score report must be sent directly from the testing service/site to the Graduate Admissions Office. The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 6.5 is also acceptable. IELTS is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP:IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
Students whose TOEFL score is less than 80 IBT or whose IELTS score is less than 6.5 are required to take and pass E 600 English Language Workshop in the first term of enrollment at the Graduate School.

b.The Pearson Test of English with a minimum score of 53 is acceptable. The Pearson is managed by Language Testing (LT), a division of Pearson Education Ltd. The International Test of English Proficiency , iTEP score of 3.7 is also acceptable, iTEP is an innovative, Internet-based English assessment tool developed by Boston Educational Services.

c.Proof of completion of Level 112 in an ELS Language Center program (visitwww.els.edufor information).

d.Proof of completion of the Advanced Level from any of the USA-based Kaplan English Programs (

e.Proof that undergraduate academic instruction and courses were completed using the English language.

5.Financial documentation. International students must provide verification of sufficient funds for study and living expenses for 12 months. This verification must be one of the following:

a.Completed UNH Financial Statement of International Students and bank statement.

b.Current official scholarship letter.
The University of New Haven does not offer need-based financial assistance to international students.

6.Acceptance fee of $300. This nonrefundable fee must be paid before immigration documents (Form I-20 for students entering the United States on F-1 visas or DS-2019 for J-1 students) are issued. This fee is not credited toward tuition and is not required in advance from scholarship students.

7.Medical forms. Entering students must comply with health requirements by submitting the following forms required by the UNH Health Services Office:

a.Measles/Rubella Immunization Form (required of all students)

b.Health Examination Report (required of full-time students).

Visa documents (Form I-20 or Form DS-2019) are issued only after a student has submitted all required materials, has been accepted in a program of study, has provided acceptable proof of English proficiency and financial status, and has paid the $300 acceptance fee.

Tuition Fee

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    870 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 870 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National Applies to you

    870 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 870 USD per credit and a duration of  .

Graduate Tuition, per credit - $870

Living costs for New Haven

1,380 - 2,110 USD/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


There are 3 types of loan programs for Graduate students:

  • Federal Direct Student Loan - A federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students must be enrolled at least half-time (5 credits each trimester) to be considered for the Federal Student Loan.
  • Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loan - A credit based federal loan where the student is the borrower. Students may borrow up to theCost of Attendanceminus any financial aid the student is receiving. A credit-worthy endorser (co-signer) may be required by the lender. Students must first have their eligibility determined for the Federal Direct Student Loan before borrowing the Graduate PLUS loan.
  • Private Alternative Loans - These are private credit based loans where the student is the borrower and may require a credit worthy co-signer. Students should maximize their federal loan eligibility before applying for a private loan.

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