I’m in federal (Deloitte GPS) and want to apply for GSAP (our grad school funding program) for a MPP. How would you make the case that it’s in a federal consulting practice’s interest to fund a MPP?

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It is already an approved Masters program so you wouldn’t need to get an exemption, if that’s what you are asking.


I would think that, as a federal consulting practice, it would be good to have some folks who know the ins and outs of federal policy making/budgeting etc, but maybe I’m being naive


I’m not asking for an exception; I more mean when I am up there competing against a lot of people who want to get MBAs, how do I present my case for an MPP to make it more likely that I could get funding?


Agree with MBA 1, MPP/MPA are extremely similar to MBA just with a different client base (public sector vs private). Go for it.

Whatever program you do, it all just comes down to your story. If you can explain how you’ll be able to grow Deloitte’s portfolio in he future you will be fine. Most people I know who didn’t get GSAP weren’t able to define what they would actually learn and bring back to the firm clearly.

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