Dual & Joint Degree MBA Programs

The School of Business offers many joint degree programs. Joint degree programs require students to complete the requirements of both degrees before receiving either degree. In addition to pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB), students may pursue an additional degree at the same time from either the School of Business, The Elliott School of International Affairs, or the Law School.

 


Dual and Joint Degrees Offered by the School of Business

MBA / MS Finance

The Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Science in Finance (MSF) joint degree program 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 an ability to understand markets, policies and strategies.

The MBA/MSF program attracts both US 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.

MBA / MS Project Management

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) / Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) joint degree program is the first of its kind! By embarking on this joint degree program, students will graduate with 2 degrees, both an MSPM and an 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 an MSPM and 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 an MSPM and 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 18 fewer credit hours in the joint degree program than if they were completing each degree independently.

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

MBA / MS Information Systems Technology

The Master of Business Administration (MBA)/ Master of Science in Information Systems Technology (MSIST) dual degree 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 18 fewer credit hours in the joint degree program than if they were completing each degree independently.

MBA / MS in Government Contracts

The Master of Business Administration (MBA)/Master of Science in Government Contracts (MSGC) joint degree program at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) is the first of its kind! By embarking on this joint degree program, students will graduate with 2 degrees, both an MSGC and an MBA. The program has a unique blend of courses in business taught by the School of Business and government procurement law courses taught by the Law School, and culminates in a capstone research project the student designs with their advisor.

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

Because courses can be taken and counted toward both degrees, students complete 18 fewer credit hours in the joint degree program than if they were completing each degree independently.The joint degree program offers an innovative curriculum that combines core principles of project management with general management and business training.

 

Learn more about the MSGC Program

 


 


Other MBA Joint-Degrees Offered by the University

MBA / JD

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

MBA / Master of Art

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: