What can the combination of a Master of Public Administration and an MBA do for you?

Want to solve the urgent, fast-evolving problems facing our interconnected world? Start with your creativity, passion for helping others, and love of problem solving. Add the comprehensive understanding of industry and government you need to address today’s complex issues, when natural disasters can decimate entire communities and a single tweet can change history. Be a confident, effective, caring changemaker ready to meet any challenge at the juncture of technology, society, environment, and business.

Our MPA/ MBA gives you the crucial knowledge, toolkit, and hands-on experience to succeed in any organization, particularly in roles requiring an integrated knowledge of the public and private sectors. Many of our graduates pursue careers in highly regulated industries and vertical markets, such as leadership or consulting for healthcare, logistics, or financial services.

Why Cornell?

Our unique, complementary MPA/MBA joins the forces of two powerful Cornell programs while giving you access to research and extensive practice opportunities at the university. Our flexible curriculum lets you focus on your interests, while working with an outstanding cohort of supportive classmates from diverse backgrounds—from researchers to bankers to entrepreneurs.

At the MPA Program in the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy, learn to measure impact and productivity beyond profit and develop skills to manage organizations in extraordinary or unforeseeable circumstances and uncertain or fluctuating conditions or environments.

From Johnson, gain solid critical-thinking skills, a foundational knowledge of business, and rigorous training in leading and managing organizations. Benefit from our innovative programs in environmental finance and impact investing within the Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise. Network with influential, caring alumni worldwide, from Fortune 50 executives to innovative nonprofit and government leaders.

If you want to dedicate your career to making a difference—whether through executive management, impact investing, or consulting—Cornell is the perfect setting. Our tradition of service and accountability to people and the planet is embedded in each of our programs. We’re attuned to the multifaceted challenges of communities on the other side of the globe as well as those facing our neighbors next door.

Two degrees in three years.

Candidates admitted to the MPA/MBA program begin their studies in the Cornell Brooks School and complete one full year of MPA coursework followed by a summer internship prior to completing one full year of MBA coursework at Johnson and a second internship. The third and final year combines coursework from both degree programs.

Timing School
Year 1 Cornell Brooks School; summer MPA internship
Year 2 Johnson; summer Johnson internship
Year 3 Combination of Cornell Brooks School and Johnson; both degrees conferred in May

Upcoming Events

Join Admissions Representatives from Johnson and the Cornell Brooks School to learn more about the MPA/MBA program at Cornell. Take advantage of this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the program and learn about the admissions process and requirements. You will also hear from current MPA/MBA students and have the chance to ask them questions about their experience.


There are no events to display.


Apply to Johnson. Learn more about admissions at the Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy.