Government Contracts Concentration

MBA concentrations have been replaced by graduate certificates beginning in the Fall 2017 semester.  Students who matriculate into their MBA program starting in the Fall 2017 semester and are interested in specializing should review the graduate certificates available and reach out to their assigned academic advisor with any questions.

Students who matriculated prior to the Fall 2017 semester may complete either a graduate certificate or concentration by completing coursework as outlined by the academic department.


Students selecting the Government Contracts concentration attend classes at GW Law School, as part of the world’s leading government procurement law program. This concentration provides students with a solid foundation in public procurement laws, regulations, policies, and best practices within U.S. federal, state, and local governments, and in foreign government procurement practices. The 12-credit concentration includes required courses on the formation of government contracts and the performance of government contracts. Students also select from courses in marketing, pricing, negotiations, intellectual property, anti-corruption, and international business and foreign contracts.

Things to consider:

  • Students can complete the Government Contracts concentration both online and on-campus.
  • Elective courses are scheduled based on faculty availability and student demand and are not guaranteed to be offered every semester or every academic year.
  • Special Topics courses (typically numbered 6290) are experimental offerings that, depending on demand, may or may not become permanent offerings.
  • Students who wish to satisfy a MBA concentration elective with a course that is not listed below must submit a Petition for Elective Credit form.

Course Requirements

Students must complete 12 unique credits to complete a concentration.  Courses offered online are noted with an *.

Required Courses (6 Credits)

Electives (6 Credits)

**Indicates a short-term study abroad experience