Dual MBA/MA in Humanities: Concentration in Public Humanities

The College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to offer a dual MBA and MA Public Humanities degree. UofL recognizes the value of exploring the interrelationship between business and the humanities and applying the knowledge gained in a practical manner.

Completing this dual degree saves students time and money by waiving the elective courses needed for each program.

To be admitted into the program, the student is required to apply to and be accepted by both programs. The student is responsible for tuition requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business. While enrolled in the College of Business, all students are subject to all academic policies and procedures applicable to graduate business students. The College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to offer a joint MBA (Professional) and MA/Public Humanities (MA/PH) degree. We recognize the value of exploring the interrelationship between business and the humanities, and applying the knowledge gained in a practical manner. Students who have an interest in both business and the humanities are encouraged to pursue these two degrees simultaneously.

Admission Requirements

The MBA and MA/PH program is open to all students who have successfully completed a baccalaureate degree at an accredited college or university. To be admitted into the dual degree program, the student must apply to and be accepted by both the College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Program in Humanities and the College of Business. Upon application to both programs, a student should contact both program directors to inform them that he or she is a joint degree applicant. Upon acceptance to both programs, the student should inform both directors that he or she has been accepted. In consultation with his or her program advisors, it is the student's responsibility to monitor progress toward the degree in both programs, and to update the course of study as needed.

Curriculum Requirements

Candidates in the MBA and MA/PH dual degree program must complete 21 hours in the MA/PH curriculum (instead of the normal 30 hours) and 39 hours in the MBA curriculum (instead of the normal 48 hours). 9 hours from each program are counted as electives in the other program to give the student the required hours for both degrees. The Graduate Internship (HUM 650-03) normally required for MAH students will be covered by the Capstone Project I and II in the MBA curriculum (MBA 670 and 671). Students must complete the requirements for both degrees before either degree is awarded. If, for any reason, a student exits the joint degree program (or exits either program) and pursues either degree individually, the cross-counted electives will not be considered as meeting the single degree's requirements. In this case, regular electives within the single degree program must be taken.

Tuition

Joint degree students will enjoy a tuition reduction from the regular Professional MBA tuition rate in effect at the time of entry into the program. However, if joint degree status is terminated at any time, the regular full tuition for the Professional MBA will be re-imposed.

For more information, please visit the College of Business website.

Or, contact the Director of Graduate Studies: simona.bertacco@louisville.edu.