MPM Course Requirements

To earn the MPM degree, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Successfully complete 144 units with a cumulative QPA of 3.0.
  • Successfully complete the MPM core curriculum.

MPM Core Course Requirements

As a student in the MPM program, you must complete the following core courses:

  • Organizational Management: Theory and Practice
  • Statistical Methods for Managers
  • Introduction to Database
  • Business Analytics for Managers
  • Economic Principles of Policy Analysis
  • Financial Analysis for Managers
  • Business Writing for Leaders *
  • Strategic Presentation Skills *


The remaining units can be completed with electives from any graduate-level courses offered at Heinz College or elsewhere on campus (subject to academic advisor approval).

Course Exemptions

You can only earn an exemption by documenting your expertise in any of the required core courses. *Typically, appropriate documentation includes copies of the related course descriptions, class syllabi and a letter of explanation from the student. A faculty committee rules on exemptions and has the final decision. Exempting a course doesn't reduce the required number of courses you must complete. However, you can add more elective courses to expand your knowledge base. Exemption requests will not be accepted during the semester you are planning to graduate.