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JD MBA Joint Degree Program

The JD/MBA joint degree program at the Kogod School of Business provides an excellent opportunity for students who desire to combine skills and develop expertise in both business and law. This program adequately prepares students for virtually any career in either arena.

Because of the unique structure of graduate course work and qualifications, students can earn this dual degree in four years. JD/MBA students are enrolled concurrently in both the Kogod School of Business and the Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, D.C.

Graduates of the JD/MBA program are uniquely well positioned for recruitment in industries like legal practice, investment banking, venture capital and consulting. They also possess market skills that put them in an excellent position for long-term professional success.

Course work includes the MBA fundamentals, including managerial economics, financial accounting, organizational behavior, marketing management, financial management, and management information systems.

Kogod MBA Requirements

To meet the Kogod requirements for the MBA portion of dual degree requires completion of 31 credit hours of the following core courses:

  • ACCT-607 Financial Accounting (3 credits) 
  • FIN-614 Financial Management (3 credits) 
  • IBUS-618 Manager in the International Economy (3 credits)
  • IBUS-687 Global Project Experience (3 credits)
  • ITEC-610 Applied Managerial Statistics (3 credits)
  • ITEC-617 Information & Technology (1.5 credits)
  • ITEC-618 Applied Production & Operations Management (1.5 credits)
  • KSB-609 Business at the Private-Public Intersection (3 credits)
  • KSB-613 Strategic Decision-Making (3 credits)
  • KSB-653 Business Leadership & Skills Workshop (two times, 0.5 credits each)
  • MGMT-609 Management of Organizations & Human Capital (3 credits)
  • MKTG-612 Marketing Management (3 credits)