Educational Studies and MBA (Dual Degree)

Degree: Master of Arts in Educational Studies and Master of Business Administration (Dual Degree)

Dan Hazekamp

Whoever said "the greatest risk in life is not taking one" probably knew Dan Hazekamp, because this expression suits him well. Hazekamp is a student in the dual-degree program, master of arts in educational studies/master of business administration. This Grand Rapids native and Central Michigan University alumnus knew early in life that he wanted to be an entrepreneur with all of the rewards and risks that come with that career path. He would learn later, though, that his passion for teaching others about entrepreneurship and leadership would lead him to a career integrating the worlds of business and education.

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The University of Michigan School of Education and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business combine to offer a unique dual-degree program leading to both the master of arts in educational studies and the master of business administration degrees. This program recognizes that talented individuals possessing business expertise and a thorough understanding of educational policy and practice can effect meaningful improvements in our education system. Graduate work in the master of business administration program will teach you the technical and financial skills of business management while graduate work in the School of Education adds theoretical grounding in the foundations of education research, policy, and administration.

This unique, fast-paced program is arranged so that all requirements for both degrees are completed in two and one-half to three years of enrollment. The degrees are awarded simultaneously.

Plan of Study

The course planning sheet outlines the School of Education course, experience, and internship requirements for the MA in Educational Studies. Contact the Ross School for information on the MA in business administration requirements.


Demand for talented individuals with management expertise and an interest in the field of education is growing and the number and variety of career opportunities available to dual degree students is vast. Dual-degree program graduates have made a meaningful impact on the educational landscape by pursuing a variety of career paths in fields such as consulting, philanthropy, venture philanthropy, urban school district management, charter school management, teacher development and recruitment, government, entrepreneurship, and academia. In addition, certification as a building-level administrator in Michigan is an option through this joint program. 

Explore Your Fit

To express your interest in the program and be put in contact with the Educational Studies MA Recruitment Coordinator, please complete this short form.

Preferred Applicants

Are you an alum of our Teacher Education program? Or a U-M alum with an Education minor? You are eligible for our preferred applicant status. As a preferred applicant to our master's programs, the application fee and GRE requirement may be waived. Apply soon as these spaces are limited. To learn more contact

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