Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government announced last week that they are replacing their concurrent degree programs with an integrated dual-degree program that will award either an M.B.A./M.P.P or an M.B.A./M.P.A.-I.D .
For the first two years of the three-year program, students will primarily take the required core curricula at the Kennedy School and the Business School. They will also participate in an HBS-KSG Joint Degree Seminar developed by faculty from both schools. The third year will be devoted to electives from either school and two required integrated, innovative courses: These courses include a business-government integrative course taken in the first term of the third year and a business-government capstone exercise supervised by faculty from both schools in the final term that will provide students with an opportunity to assimilate and apply what they have learned by working on an actual practical challenge presented by a client.
The integrated program will admit its initial students for the Fall 2008 semester.