School of Business Combined Programs

Combined Programs

Dual degrees

In the dual MBA/MSIST program, 16.5 to 21 credits may be shared between degree programs, allowing students to graduate more quickly and at a lower cost than if they pursued the two degrees separately. Students take courses for both programs simultaneously and the degrees may be conferred sequentially.

In the dual MBA/MAEDHD program, the School of Business accepts up to 15 credits in higher education administration courses toward the MBA degree and GSEHD accepts up to 6 credits in GWSB courses towards the the MAEDHD. Students take courses for both programs simultaneously and the degrees may be conferred sequentially.

Joint degrees

For joint degree programs, students must be admitted to both schools and/or programs. The two degrees are pursued simultaneously. Students must complete the requirements for both degree programs before either degree can be conferred.

  • Joint Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance
  • Joint Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Government Contracts
  • Joint Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Project Management¬†

Students in the above joint programs offered within the School of Business may choose to participate in one of three MBA programs: the full-time cohort Global MBA (GMBA), the evening Professional MBA (PMBA), or the Healthcare MBA (HCMBA). The joint degree program curriculum includes all required courses for both degrees. Because courses can be taken and counted toward both degrees, students complete anywhere from 16.5 to 21 fewer credit hours (depending on the specific program) in the joint degree program than if they were completing each degree independently

  • Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor (with the Law School)

Students may apply up to 14 credits of Law School coursework toward the MBA and 12 credits of School of Business coursework toward the JD.

  • Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts (with the Elliott School of International Affairs)

Students pursue the MBA in international business and may choose to pursue the MA in any graduate program offered by the Elliott School. The School of Business and the Elliott school both allow 12 credits to be applied to the other school's degree.

Specific admission requirements is shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

Visit the School of Business website for more information on joint degree programs.