MPP/MBA or MPA/MBA Dual Degree Programs
The MBA Exchange provides the insights, guidance and support for admission to the best possible graduate schools. Our consulting team includes experienced MPP/MBA or MPA/MBA graduates with the admissions expertise to help our clients pursue their goals.
The combination of degrees in public policy and/or administration tells the world that the holder is someone ready to face and resolve tough public/private sector challenges. Given the additional cost and time required, this is not the path for everyone. Only those whose career goals are relevant to this dual focus should pursue it. For those who decide that a dual-degree MPP/MBA or MPA/MBA is for them, it’s essential that they target the very best schools to ensure a return on that investment.
Key components of our Comprehensive Consultation for MPP/MBA or MPA/MBA admissions are:
Analysis and Planning
- Client submits resume, grade transcript and additional background on candidacy and goals.
- MBA Exchange analyzes this input to identify client’s strengths and weaknesses, develop tactical action plan, and confirm target schools.
- Client and MBA Exchange have a 90-minute teleconference to review candidacy, action plan and initial list of schools.
- MBA Exchange provides client with strategies, tactics, timeline, sample resume, and process requirements for recommendations and personal statements.
Coaching and Guidance
- Client implements specific actions identified and suggested by MBA Exchange during teleconference and in followup email.
- MBA Exchange provides feedback, answers and alternatives to client via email and telephone.
Implementation and Support
- Client updates resume and submits to MBA Exchange for review.
- MBA Exchange edits resume and returns it to client.
- Client prepares recommendation input outlines and submits to MBA Exchange for review.
- MBA Exchange critiques and comments on recommendation letter outlines.
- Client prepares personal statement for School #1 and submits to MBA Exchange for review.
- MBA Exchange critiques and comments on outline for School #1.
- Client prepares narrative draft based on final outline of personal statement for School #1 and submits to MBA Exchange for review and editing.
- MBA Exchange reviews and suggests improvements to narrative draft for School #1.
- (PROCESS REPEATED FOR SCHOOLS #2 – #4)
- MBA Exchange provides written strategies and tactics for successful admissions interviews.
- Client reviews input and refines interview techniques.
- MBA Exchange provides mock interview with critical/actionable feedback.
- Client has unlimited access to MBA Exchange’s exclusive, online video-practice facility to refine techniques prior to actual interviews.