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.
These are the requirements for the MBA portion of the dual degree. Check with your advisor in the College of Architecture and Planning for their course requirements.
- Managing Individuals and Teams BUSN6520
- Data Analysis for Managers BUSN6530
- Legal and Ethical Environment of Business BUSN6540
- Analyzing and Interpreting Accounting Information BUSN6550
- Marketing Management BUSN6560
- Information Systems Management and Strategy BUSN6610
- Applied Economics for Managers BUSN6620
- Management of Operations BUSN6630
- Financial Management BUSN6640
- Strategic Management BUSN6710
International Business Elective
Business is global. The Professional MBA program requires three credit hours of International Business. Below are your options:
- any graduate International Business course (INTB prefix) or any graduate level business course that is cross-listed with an INTB prefix
- International Taxation ACCT6430
- International Entrepreneurship ENTP6826
- Global Enterprise Systems ISMG6420
- Any graduate travel study course offered by the Business School
You will complete 3 or 6* more credit hours of graduate business coursework (excluding BUSN prefix courses numbered below 6800).
*If you take BUSN6530, 3 credit hours of MBA free electives are required. If you take URP5510, 6 credit hours of MBA free electives are required. See your advisor for information.