The M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies/MBA program is designed to provide a humanities-based, interdisciplinary degree that applies business expertise to the development of Asia and its impact on global economic systems. Awarded by the USF College of Arts and Sciences and the USF School of Management, the MAPS/MBA program provides a cost and time savings of up to 16 units.
- Separate admission to each school is required
- Students may begin either program first or begin the programs concurrently
- Online application
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the MAPS program*
*Students applying to the MBA program first or applying to MAPS and MBA programs concurrently (to begin in the same semester) must submit all required application materials as listed here
How do I apply for the MAPS/MBA concurrent program?
Students may begin either program first or begin the programs concurrently.
Students currently enrolled in the MAPS program must submit the following application materials to the MBA program: Online application, résumé, and essay. GMAT/GRE score, TOEFL /IELTS /PTE Academic score, letters of recommendation and official transcripts are not required for current MAPS students. Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in MAPS program to be eligible for MAPS/MBA program.
Students applying to the MBA program first or applying to both programs concurrently must submit all required application materials as listed here.
What is the cost for the concurrent program?
The MAPS/MBA program provides a cost and time savings of up to 16 units and can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. University policy requires that all concurrent degree students pay the tuition rate of the program they started first throughout their concurrent degree coursework.
What is the format?
MAPS/MBA students complete the MBA program in either a Full-Time MBA cohort or Part-Time MBA cohort. Eight MAPS units are applied to the MBA elective curriculum.
What is the duration of the program?
The MAPS/MBA can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Students opting for the full time format can complete the program in as little as three years. If students opt to take the program on a part-time basis, then the duration will be extended.
Why should I pursue the MAPS/MBA concurrent degree?
The MAPS program provides students with an interdisciplinary, liberal arts background in the Asia Pacific region and prepares them for a broad spectrum of careers. This program paired with the MBA program prepares students for a variety of careers at international service organizations, international businesses, consulting firms, Foreign Service and more.