Graduate students interested in a career in Anthropology management would gain the skills necessary to manage the business side of contract archaeology and develop a strong background in anthropological archaeology.
The dual MBA/MA degree would also be an ideal background for archaeologists pursuing work in federal and state agencies as well as museum management. For those students who have biological anthropology career goals, a dual MBA/MA degree can be extremely relevant. There is an increasing need for leaders with skills in both business and science, especially conservation-based science. Given there are over 700 natural history, anthropology, archaeology and science and technology museums in the U.S. alone, a dual degree trains students for management positions.
Such dual degrees are also appropriate for individuals interested in working for NGOs, especially those focusing on conservation issues. Opportunities in the field of biomedical research, including the public health sector, are also increasing. The combined MBA/MA degree would also be of special interest to cultural anthropology graduate students who intend to pursue a non-academic career track such as development organizations, NGOs, consulting firms or businesses. More and more anthropologists are securing employment in non-academic settings. The MBA/MA dual degree may open doors to opportunities that neither degree would provide on its own.
To support the University’s mission of advancing knowledge across disciplines, and in recognition that business education and training has relevance in many academic fields, the Leeds School of Business and the Department of Anthropology endorse a dual degree program in which both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Anthropology be awarded to those students who satisfy the requirement outlined below.
Admission to the Dual Degree Program:
• Students must apply to and meet the application requirements for each program separately.
• Students must meet the admissions standards for each program separately.
• Dual degree students may start either program first; however, in the first year of the dual degree program, courses are taken in one of the two departments exclusively, and in the second year, courses are taken in the other department exclusively.