The Anderson School of Management and the Latin American Studies program offer a dual degree program leading to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Arts (MA) in Latin American Studies. This program is designed to prepare individuals for a diversity of dynamic and productive careers throughout the world in businesses, governments, private and governmental foundations, consulting firms, and other institutions with emphases on Latin America.
Students pursuing this program must satisfy the admission and other academic requirements of both graduate programs. Those planning to enter this program should consult with the MBA program office at the Anderson School of Management and with the Latin American Studies program as early as possible.
Under this program, the Anderson School of Management accepts 6 credit hours of MA coursework toward the 6 credit hours of elective credit in the accelerated MBA program, and the Latin American Studies program accepts 6 credit hours of MBA coursework toward required MA coursework. Program requirements are as follows:
- 24 credit hours of Latin American Studies courses, including LTAM 510 and a minimum of 12 credit hours from one concentration in the MA in Latin American Studies program. The remaining 9 credit hours may be used for electives and thesis (under Plan I) or electives (under Plan II).
- 31 credit hours of MBA courses, including: MGMT 501, 502, 504, 506, 508, 511, 520, 522, 526, 598, 600, and 601.
Students interested in the focused MBA option should consult the graduate advisor regarding number of shared-credit hours.
Two fellowships are available specifically for MALAS/MBA dual degree students. These fellowships are administered by the Anderson School of Management.