Double down on your graduate degree’s value.
When you attend Eller, not only are you getting one of the best values in graduate education, but you have the chance to add a dual degree to your studies too. You can round out your experience and elevate your status as a true standout to employers—and you can do it in as little as one extra semester. There are dozens of options to choose from, whether you add finance acumen to your MBA, marketing mastery to your Business Analytics degree, or cybersecurity expertise to your Master’s in Management Information Systems.
Our Master’s Dual Degree Options
Achieve the powerful combination of marketing expertise and business fundamentals by completing your MS in Marketing along with your MBA. Students learn critical thinking and systematic approaches along with marketing knowledge to advance their careers and prepare for senior leadership roles. Apply to each program separately, and complete a total of 72 units, taking 5 semesters.
MS Accounting/MS Business Analytics
Students can explore the intersection of accounting and business analytics, using two skill sets that are increasingly in demand together, by pursuing these dual master’s degrees. It can usually be completed in three semesters, or four if prerequisites are needed.
MS Accounting/MS Finance
Students interested in an advanced career in corporate finance can apply to both our Master of Science in Finance and Master of Science in Accounting programs, and complete the two in as little as 16 months, including the MS Finance summer project.
MS MIS/MS Cybersecurity (Online)
Earn a MS in MIS online, but you can add a dual MS in Cybersecurity - Taking you from valuable to unstoppable anywhere digital systems and security matter. You can apply to the MS Cybersecurity program during your first year of the MS MIS program, then ear the two degrees in less then three years.
MS Business Analytics/MS Marketing
Earn a dual Master’s in Business Analytics as well as MS Marketing and climb to the forefront of marketing and analytics. You’ll apply separately to each degree program.
Practice law in specialized business and finance-related areas with a dual Master’s in Finance and law degree. You’ll apply separately to each program; generally students admitted to the James E. Rodgers College of Law are accepted into the MSF program. The two will take three and a half years.
MS Finance/MS Business Analytics
Work in the world of finance and analytics, developing critical skills in finance, data management, statistics and analytic methods. You can apply separately to the Master’s in Finance and Master’s in Business Analytics programs and complete the two together in as little as 21 months.
MS Finance/MS Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Earn a dual Master’s in Finance and Master’s in Econometrics and Qualitative Economics and combine your quantitative skills with practical applications in business as a highly skilled professional in research and analysis. Apply separately to each program and then complete a total of 51 course units. This dual program usually takes 21 months to finish.
Enhance your MBA with a mastery of accounting, which also prepares you to become licensed as a CPA in Arizona. You’ll start the MBA program, then apply to the MS in Accounting program during your first year. It’s possible to finish both degrees in five semesters or two and a half years of full-time study.
MS Business Analytics/MBA
Earn an MBA as well as a Master of Science in Business Analytics—you’ll need to apply to both programs separately and complete a total of 73 units, taking about six semesters.
Earn an MBA and an MSF for excellent opportunities wherever business and finance go hand in hand. Apply separately to both programs, completing core MBA requirements in your first year, then spending your second year and summer on MSF track and MBA elective requirements, and an MSF project. A third fall semester is also an option.
Boost your business career potential by combining your MS in MIS with an MBA to become an expert bridging the worlds of business and technology. Apply to each program separately, then complete your first year of one program before starting the next. Most students finish the two in 2.5 years of study.
MS Marketing/MS Business Analytics
Achieve the powerful combination of marketing expertise and business and data analytics by completing your MS in Marketing along with your Master of Science in Business Analytics. Students dive into advanced analytics along with marketing knowledge to advance their careers and prepare for data-driven decision making. Apply to each program separately, and complete a total of 51 total units.
MS MIS/MS Cybersecurity (Online)
The dual-degree option allows Online MS MIS students to apply to the MS Cybersecurity program prior to completing their first year of the MS MIS. With proper planning, a student can earn a Master’s in MIS (MS MIS) and a Master’s in Cybersecurity (MS Cybersecurity) in eight academic semesters (fall, spring and summer), which is two years and eight months of part-time study.
As an undergraduate, I applied for a project assignment at Procter & Gamble, but didn’t land the job that time. Four years later, equipped with my dual Master’s in Finance and Eller MBA, I landed an internship at P&G—which led to a senior analyst job offer.
Jake Wagner ’18 MSF, MBA
Other University of Arizona MBA/Master’s Dual Degree Options
MBA/Doctor of Pharmacy
If you are interested in this five-year program, you will apply to the Eller MBA in the third year of your Pharm.D. studies. You’ll spend your fourth year completing MBA core courses. Remaining courses for both degrees are interwoven throughout year five.
In 3-4 years, you can complete the Eller MBA and a JD from the highly-ranked James E. Rogers College of Law. You must apply separately to each program.
MBA/Master of Planning (MS PLG)
The MBA/ MS Planning degree is for students interested in business and development, green building, land and resource use and regional planning. Interested candidates can start their first year in either the MBA or MS Planning program and need to be admitted to both programs independently.
When pursuing the dual degree, students earn both degrees in three years where if completed separately, most students would finish in four years. Review the Planning Degree Program site for more specifics about their courses, instructors and specialties.
MBA/Master of Public Health
The MBA/MPH Dual Degree Program is offered jointly by the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Eller College of Management.
The dual degree program allows a student to earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in three years upon the completion of a minimum of 75-79 units in Public Health and Business, depending on the MPH track.
In five years, you can complete the Eller MBA and an MD from the College of Medicine. You must apply separately to each program.
Science and Technology Dual Degrees
Dual-degree programs in science and technology include:
- Natural Resources
- Computer Science