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Dual Degrees: Master's of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) and MBA

Business School: Dual Degrees

Add an MBA to your Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP)

The University of Colorado Denver Business School has teamed up with the College of Architecture and Planning to offer this dual MBA and Master of Urban and Regional Planning Degree. This dual degree encompasses all the skills necessary for a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning and a Master of Business Administration.

You will have a distinct advantage when you add an MBA to your Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree. This is an era where developmental strategy must enlist the combined energies of both public and private sectors for collective social gain. Your dual degree MBA/MURP will give you an understanding of both.

Together, these two degrees help you, the planner, understand not only the process of planning within the public sector, but also private enterprise.

By having both degrees allows you to harness private initiatives as you plan land use, promote the economy and maintain valued landscapes.

Similarly, these two degrees together help you, the business leader, function within the context of public fiscal, participatory, and regulatory constraints and teaches you how to place business decisions within the broad array of community interests and aspirations.

Above all, the dual degree program aims to educate you in the practice of strategic planning in service to the community at large.


The dual degree curriculum is composed of the core curricula in each program plus a set of electives jointly approved by the student’s advisors.  

MBA requirements

All MBA students are required to take 30 credit hours, which provide a broad base of knowledge upon which they will build their degree. Courses may include subjects such as:

  • Managing Individuals and Teams
  • Data Analysis
  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information
  • Marketing Management
  • Information Systems Management and Strategy
  • Applied Economics
  • Operations
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • International Taxation
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • Global Enterprise Systems

Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) requirements

Check with your advisor in the College of Architecture and Planning for these course requirements.


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