Joint and Dual Degree MBA Programs

The GW School of Business (GWSB) offers many joint and dual degree MBA programs. These programs require students to complete the requirements of both degrees before receiving either degree.

 

Joint and Dual Degrees Offered by the GW School of Business

In these programs, GWSB students may pursue a Specialized Master's degree while also pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Science in Finance (MSF) joint degree program at the GW School of Business (GWSB) is a unique opportunity to deepen your education in the fields of finance and business by combining the finest of both programs. With today’s job market, the demand is shifting towards having a quantitative background with anc ability to understand markets, policies and strategies.

The MBA/MSF program attracts both U.S. and international individuals from diverse professional backgrounds promoting endless global networking possibilities. The unique structure of the program promotes employment in a variety of prestigious financial institutions in the United States and abroad.

Students should refer to their assigned academic advisors in the MBA and MSF programs for information on registration, policies, and procedures for the respective programs. In addition, students should refer to the Current MBA Students page for complete information on the MBA program.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) / Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) dual degree program will allow students at GWSB to combine a general focus on business administration and management with a focus on the latest human capital theories and proven, cutting-edge practices within the important area of human capital and leadership.

The dual degree program offers an innovative curriculum that combines core principles of HR management with general management and business training.

Three-credit courses are a full semester long (14 weeks). Courses that are 1.5 credits are seven weeks in length and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester.

Students should refer to their assigned academic advisors in the MBA and MHRM programs for information on registration, policies, and procedures for the respective programs. In addition, students should refer to the Current MBA Students page for complete information on the MBA program.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Science in Information Systems Technology (MSIST) dual degree program at the GW School of Business (GWSB) is one of the longest running programs teaching technology for today and management skills for tomorrow.

The MSIST Program has a reputation of producing graduates who have a thorough understanding of information systems and technologies along with relevant management, communication, and decision-making skills. Through dynamic, hands-on, laboratory and classroom-based courses and online classes, students learn how to integrate information systems technology expertise and management skills to effectively implement business solutions. This combination of advanced technical knowledge and management skills with proven business strategy put the MSIST graduates in a position to succeed.

Because courses can be taken and counted toward both degrees, students complete 24 fewer credit hours in the dual degree program than if they were completing each degree independently.

Three-credit courses are a full semester long (14 weeks). Courses that are 1.5 credits are seven weeks in length and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester.

Students should refer to their assigned academic advisors in the MBA and MSIST programs for information on registration, policies, and procedures for the respective programs. In addition, students should refer to the Current MBA Students page for complete information on the MBA program.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) dual degree program at the GW School of Business (GWSB) is the first of its kind. By embarking on this dual degree program, students will graduate with two degrees: a MSPM and a MBA. The program has a unique blend of modular and traditional courses, experiential learning through capstone courses and residencies, and a discipline-independent approach to business and project management with broad applications.

Students earning a MSPM and a MBA at GWSB will be able to take advantage of GW’s position as a leader at the intersection of business and politics. The GWSB programs integrate values of ethics, sustainability, and corporate citizenship in addition to providing strong theoretical and applied knowledge. By earning a MSPM and a MBA from GW, students position themselves to shape the future of project-based business.

Because courses can be taken and counted toward both degrees, students complete 24 fewer credit hours in the dual degree program than if they were completing each degree independently.

The dual degree program offers an innovative curriculum that combines core principles of project management with general management and business training.

Three-credit courses are a full semester long (14 weeks). Courses that are 1.5 credits are seven weeks in length and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester.

Students should refer to their assigned academic advisors in the MBA and MSPM programs for information on registration, policies, and procedures for the respective programs. In addition, students should refer to the Current MBA Students page for complete information on the MBA program.

In the Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Science in Sport Management (MSSM) dual degree program, part-time students take courses for both programs simultaneously. Full-time students take courses for the Global MBA in their first year and then complete the remainder of the degree requirements simultaneously. In both cases, the degrees may be conferred sequentially. Those who enter GWSB as a MSSM-only student but wish to pursue an MBA must complete the Certificate in Business Foundations core courses simultaneously with the MSSM courses. If the certificate courses are completed with a grade of B or higher, admission into the dual degree program is automatically granted.

Up to 24 credits may be double-counted toward degree requirements for the MBA/MSSM as follows:

  • 3 credits of required courses may be double-counted, as the courses are equivalents (for example, TSTD 6251 will be replaced by the equivalent MBAD coursework, MBAD 6224)
  • 12 credits of required MSSM core courses may be counted as electives toward the MBA
  • 9 credits of other GWSB courses completed as electives for the MBA may count toward MSSM electives

 

Joint and Dual Degrees Offered by GW University

In these programs, students may pursue a degree from either the School of Business, the Elliott School of International Affairs, or the Law School while also pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at GWSB.

The Law School and the School of Business offer a joint degree program leading to a Master of Business Administration in combination with the Law School Juris Doctor degree (MBA/JD).

Degree Requirements

  • Students must complete all the requirements for each degree. The Law School counts 12 credits of business courses taken as part of the MBA toward the completion of the J.D. degree.
  • The School of Business counts up to 14 credits of course work completed in the J.D. program to count towards completion of the MBA.
  • All requirements for both degrees must be completed before either degree can be conferred.Students can normally complete the two degrees in four years of full-time study.

Three-credit courses are a full semester long (14 weeks). Courses that are 1.5 credits are seven weeks in length and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester.

Students should refer to their assigned academic advisors in the MBA and JD programs for information on registration, policies, and procedures for the respective programs. In addition, students should refer to the Current MBA Students page for complete information on the MBA program.

The Elliott School of International Affairs and the George Washington School of Business offer a joint degree program leading to a Master of Business Administration in combination with any of the Elliott School Master of Arts degrees (MBA/MA).

Degree Requirements

  • Students must complete all the requirements for each degree. The Elliott School counts 12 credits of International Business courses taken as part of the MBA toward the completion of the M.A. degree.
  • The School of Business counts up to 12 credits of course work completed in the M.A. program to count toward completion of the MBA.
  • All requirements for both degrees must be completed before either degree can be conferred.Students can normally complete the two degrees in four years of full-time study.

An MBA may be combined with any of the following MA degree options:

Courses that are 1.5 credits are seven weeks in length and are offered either in the first or second half of a semester.

Students should refer to their assigned academic advisors in the MBA and MA programs for information on registration, policies, and procedures for the respective programs. In addition, students should refer to the Current Graduate Students page for complete information on the MBA program.

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Admissions

The GW School of Business holds applicants to all of our MBA programs to the same competitive admissions standards. The admissions committee bases decisions on an applicant’s academic preparation and performance, GMAT/GRE scores, work experience, and strength of recommendations, essays, and interviews.

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Tuition & Financial Planning

Once students apply for the joint degree program, the tuition rate will be set at the MBA tuition rate for all remaining courses. Please review the current graduate school tuition rate and be aware that this changes from year to year per program as well as per joint-degree.

Most student loans are based on either financial need or creditworthiness and are available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. GW students most frequently utilize loans such as the Federal Stafford Loan Program. Other private and federal loans are also available.

All federal loans require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. GW students must submit this form to the federal processor by May 1st. The maximum loan eligibility is $20,500 per academic year, and the interest rate is fixed at 6.80 percent.

For complete instructions and help applying for loans, please visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance and also review the checklist for new GW graduate students.

George Washington University offers a monthly billing plan that allows payments to be spread over up to five months for each semester.

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Many larger corporations, as well as the federal government, offer tuition assistance to employees pursuing graduate study. In most cases, your program of study must be related to your career field and approved by a supervisor at your organization.

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A third-party sponsor pays all or part of a graduate student’s tuition and fees. Third party sponsors are usually private companies, embassies, or government agencies.

Third-party billing authorization documents must be submitted by the third week of the semester. The University does not accept sponsorship documentation that is contingent upon grades received for course work. Students are responsible for all tuition and fees not covered by a sponsor.

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Nationally recognized as a top military and veteran-friendly university, GW offers a wealth of services and benefits to students who have served, or are currently serving, in the U.S. Armed Forces. Funding resources for graduate study include:

  • GI Bill Base Benefit: $19,198.31 per qualified graduate student per year.
  • Yellow Ribbon Program Benefit: Up to $12,000 per qualified graduate student per year.

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