Dual Degree Programs
Many graduate students at the Kogod School of Business choose to enhance their study of business with work in another academic field such as law or international relations in order to better prepare for a career in today's complex global business environment. Kogod offers students the ability to pursue a master's degree from another academic unit at American University at the same time they are working towards a business degree.
By receiving admission to two degree programs and enrolling as a dual-degree student, students may be able to count courses towards both degrees, reducing the number of credit hours that would be required for earning both degrees independently. Students who develop expertise in two disciplines will have a unique set of job skills to offer any potential employer, and an extra edge in a competitive job market.
Dual Degree Admission
Candidates seeking admission to a dual-degree program must receive admission from each of the degree programs separately. The Admissions Committees from each school do not collaborate on the decision-making process.
Kogod offers dual degree programs with the School of International Service and the Washington College of Law.
MA/MBA with School of International Service
Applicants to the MA/MBA program should complete the Kogod online application form, but may choose to complete the remainder of the application through either Kogod or SIS. The school to which you submit your full application materials will forward them to the other school for their review and consideration. You should consult with each school separately to ensure transport of application materials.
LLM/MBA with Washington College of Law
Current Degree-Seeking LLM Students
Students currently enrolled in the LLM program may apply for admission to the Full-time MBA program during the first term of study in the LLM program. Applicants who begin LLM study in the fall term should apply prior to the Round 2 MBA deadline. Applicants who begin LLM study in the spring term are encouraged to apply prior to the Round 3 MBA deadline.
New Applicants to American University
Applicants considering the LLM/MBA are encouraged to apply to both programs during the same application term. Applicants to the LLM/MBA program must first receive admission from WCL before being considered for admission to Kogod. After admission to WCL, applicants should complete the Kogod online application form and request that WCL forward their remaining application materials to Kogod for review and consideration, including TOEFL or IELTS scores.
Due to fall exclusive enrollment for the MBA program, applicants admitted to the LLM program for the fall term should plan to begin their studies at Kogod, if admitted to the MBA program. Applicants admitted to the LLM program for the spring term will complete their first semester of studies at WCL before completing a one year MBA emersion at Kogod, if admitted to the MBA program.