Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Dual Master's in Middle Eastern Studies and Business Administration

In conjunction with The McCombs School of Business, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies offers a program where a student can earn simultaneously the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies in three academic years (degree code: 668650). Individually designed curricula include MBA core courses and electives and courses on the Middle East. The program is intended to provide qualified students with the skills and perspectives to work effectively in business related to or in the Middle East.
Students usually spend their first year in this program taking Middle Eastern Studies courses. The second year is dedicated to graduate business courses and approved electives. The final year of coursework is usually a combination of courses from both programs. Students must acquire proficiency in a Middle Eastern language and write a professional report. 


Degree Requirements: Master of Business

23 hours
Business Core Courses
24 hours
Elective Courses in Business



Master's in Middle Eastern Studies — with Report 

5 courses
(15 credits)
MES Graduate Seminars
2 courses
(6 credits)
Intermediate to Advanced Language Courses*
3 courses
(9 credits)
courses specific to the methods or theories relevant to the student’s disciplinary focus, approved by the Graduate Adviser
1 course
(3 credits)
Master's Report; taken the last semester


Kelly Houck, MES Graduate Coordinator
Christopher Johnson, MBA Graduate Coordinator

We encourage prospective students to read our Graduate Admissions FAQ, as many general questions are answered on our website.

For more information, please visit the Graduate Admissions section. 


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