The GW School of Business (GWSB) and the Law School offer a joint program leading to the master of business administration and juris doctor (JD) degree. Students must be admitted to both schools separately, and each school must approve the student's application to pursue the joint degree. GWSB counts 12 credits taken for the JD toward the MBA. The Law School counts 12 credits of courses taken for the MBA toward the JD.
The Law School stipulates that joint degree students must register exclusively in the Law School to complete the first-year JD curriculum. Students in the Global MBA also must complete their first year of MBA coursework as a unit.
All requirements for both degrees must be fulfilled. As degrees in joint programs are awarded simultaneously, requirements for both programs must be met before either degree is awarded. Students should confer with an adviser for specific requirements of the jointprogram.