Master of Public Policy/International Organizations MBA

Students in this dual degree program earn both Georgetown's Masters in Public Policy (MPP) and the University of Geneva's International Organizations MBA (IOMBA). The MPP/IOMBA dual degree was designed to prepare tomorrow’s leaders for positions in international and non-governmental organizations. The curriculum combines the analytical and policy skills of the MPP with the IOMBA’s focus on international business, social entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility.

Students interested in applying to this program should complete and submit both the MPP and the IOMBA applications to the respective schools simultaneously. More information about the IOMBA application can be found on their website.

To earn this dual degree, students must complete 42 credits at the McCourt School, 24 module courses at the University of Geneva, and an internship with an international organization over the course of an intense 28 months. All of the teaching for the dual degree program is in English. The following represents a typical course sequence:

Year One:
Fall Semester
at McCourt
12 credits
  • PPOL 506, Intermediate Microeconomics
  • PPOL 501, Statistical Methods for Policy Analysis
  • PPOL 515, Comparative Policy Process
  • PPOL elective
Year One:
Spring Semester
at McCourt
12 credits
  • PPOL 502, Regression Methods for Policy Analysis
  • PPOL 507, Microeconomics II
  • PPOL 515, Comparative Public Management
  • PPOL elective
Year One:
Summer Semester
at McCourt
7 credits
  • PPOL 503, Advanced Regression and Program Evaluation Methods
  • PPOL 518/519, Ethics, Values and Public Policy/Ethics in a Globalized World
  • PPOL 528, Thesis Workshop I (1 credit)

Year Two:
Fall and Spring Semesters
at University of Geneva

IOMBA coursework

Year Two:
Summer Semester

International Internship

Year Three:
Fall Semester
at McCourt

11 credits
  • PPOL 529, Thesis Workshop II (5 credits)
  • PPOL elective
  • PPOL elective