The Asia Pacific Studies and MBA Dual Degree

The Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies/Master of Business Administration program provides a humanities-based, interdisciplinary degree that applies business expertise to the development of the Asia Pacific and its impact on global economic systems.

Awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Management, the MAPS/MBA program provides a cost and time savings of up to 16 units.

How to Apply

  • Separate admission to each school is required.
  • Students may begin either program first or begin the programs concurrently.
  • Indicate in your statement of purpose that you are applying to both of these programs for the dual degree.


  • Asia Pacific Studies Core and Elective Courses — 20 credits
    8 degree units are waived
  • MBA Core courses — 34 credits
  • MBA Elective courses — 14 credits
    8 units of MBA electives are waived

MBA and MAPS courses are offered during the evening on a year-round basis. MBA courses are also offered during the day and in the summer. This schedule allows you the flexibility to pursue the concurrent degree while working or studying full-time.

Contact Info

Asia Pacific Studies MA

Brian Komei Dempster, Director of Administration

Kalmanovitz Hall, Room 241, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 (415) 422-6515