McDonough School of Business
McDonough School of Business

Dual Degree

The McDonough School of Business has partnered with the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Law Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and McCourt School of Public Policy to help meet the growing demand for business executives with additional cross-functional expertise.

Full-time MBA students enrolled in any dual degree program will have access to the career services, program advisors, and co-curricular opportunities provided to students of both schools, in addition to Georgetown’s global alumni network of more than 200,000 graduates worldwide.

Dual degree programs require a significant commitment above and beyond the requirements of the Full-time MBA Program. Candidates who are interested in dual degree programs must submit individual applications and materials to each school by the stated deadlines. The admissions processes are conducted separately and admissions decisions are made independently by the admissions committees of each school.

MBA/Juris Doctor

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The Georgetown University Law Center and McDonough School of Business offer a full-time, four-year program that leads to both J.D. and MBA degrees. The program is designed for highly motivated students interested in the intersection of law and global business.

From analyzing complex financial statements to negotiating international transactions, you will graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently advocate for your client’s best interest. Whether you work in the public, private, or nonprofit sector, you will understand how current issues in public policy, governance, and ethical standards impact the intersection of practicing law and conducting business in a global economy.

The program is designed for highly motivated students interested in the intersection of law and global business.

At a Glance

Course SequenceProgram Requirements
Year one – Law SchoolTotal credits – 119.5
Year two – Business SchoolJ.D. credits – 76
Year three – BothMBA credits – 43.5
Year 4 – Both

Curriculum

In your first year of coursework at the McDonough School of Business, you will follow the standard Full-time MBA curriculum. In the remaining years, you will take three core courses (the Global Business Experience, Business and Policy in a Global Economy, and Ethical Leadership) and elective courses. You will work closely with your academic advisors to schedule elective courses, which are chosen from a wide range of options to gain expertise in specific fields.

Admissions

To be considered for admission, you may apply to Georgetown McDonough either before starting Law School or during your first year of Law School.

Please confirm the specific Georgetown University Law Center admission requirements with an academic advisor at the Law Center.

Phone: (202) 662-9010
Fax: (202) 662-9439
Email: admis@law.georgetown.edu

“The MBA/J.D. has dramatically increased the value of nearly every course I have taken, whether at the McDonough School of Business or the Law Center. For example, the cases presented in a corporate law class at the Law Center are more vivid and more easily understood thanks to MBA courses on the finance and strategy decisions driving each fact pattern. And in the MBA program, a course on the strategy of mergers and acquisitions, for example, is made more practical and more realistic having studied the mechanics of a contract or the litigation issues present in the M&A world. At this point, it seems to me that if I do not have a solid understanding of both the legal and business perspective of a problem, case, or transaction, I simply am not getting the whole picture.”

William Weicher (MBA/J.D. ’14)

MBA/Medical Doctor

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This dual program is intended for students interested in health care management.

At a Glance

Course SequenceProgram Requirement
Year one – Medical SchoolTotal credits – 43.5 MBA Credits + Completion of MD Degree Requirements
Year two – Medical SchoolMBA credits – 43.5
Year three – Medical SchoolMD credits – MD Degree Requirements
Year four – Business School
Year five – Both

Curriculum

In your first three years at Georgetown University, you will be enrolled fully in School of Medicine classes. Year four will switch to the McDonough School of Business. 

In the final year of the program, you will complete the Global Business Experience as part of the MBA program. MBA elective courses are taken primarily in year four. Scheduling of electives is coordinated with academic advisors in both the McDonough School of Business and the Medical School.

Admissions

Students must apply and be accepted by both the Georgetown McDonough School of Business and the School of Medicine. Students can apply to each program prior to enrolling in Georgetown. 

In addition, business students can apply to the School of Medicine in the first year of study at the MBA program. Medical students can apply to the McDonough School of Business in the first or second year of study at the School of Medicine. It is highly recommended that medical students interested in applying to the MBA program apply prior to entering Georgetown or in the first year of study.

Please confirm the specific School of Medicine admission requirements with an academic advisor at the School of Medicine.

Phone: (202) 687-1154
Email: medicaladmissions@georgetown.edu
http://som.georgetown.edu

For more information on MBA admission requirements, please contact the MBA Admissions Office.

Phone: (202) 687-4200
Email: georgetownmba@georgetown.edu

“The MBA portion of the MD/MBA dual degree program has been a remarkable and intensive experience full of new opportunities and growth. Georgetown McDonough trains one to have an analytical and problem-solving mindset, which coupled with the leadership and teamwork training will be incredibly helpful in bringing solutions to the table in an ever changing healthcare industry. Additionally,the friendships formed have been as valuable as the knowledge learned. Working with world-renowned professors and having classmates from all over the world are two of the greatest strengths of the program. I am confident that much of what I have gained at the business school will aid me in my career as a physician and will enhance opportunities to improve the healthcare system as a physician-leader.”

Mark Matza (MD/MBA ’14)

MBA/Master of Public Policy

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The McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown McDonough offer a three-year program that leads to both MBA and Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees. This dual program is intended for students who seek to make an impact by collaborating across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

An MPP equips you with a set of core skills in policy analysis, program evaluation, management, and politics that prove valuable in many settings in both the United States and around the world. Government, nonprofit, and private employers need highly skilled, well-trained policy analysts who can dissect a problem, analyze and interpret data, and evaluate and create alternative courses of action. The MPP degree endows its practitioners with the analytical tools and critical discernment to tackle today’s most pressing policy questions.

Candidates seeking positions that require strong leadership skills, policy expertise, and a solid business foundation in public policy, nonprofit management, international development, and private sector careers, should consider augmenting their graduate business studies with an MPP from Georgetown.

This dual program is intended for students who seek to make an impact by collaborating across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

At a Glance

Course SequenceProgram Requirements
Year one – Public PolicyTotal credits – 79.5
Year two – Business SchoolMBA credits – 40.5
Year three – BothMPP credits – 39

Curriculum

In your first year of coursework at the McDonough School of Business, you will follow the standard Full-time MBA curriculum with one exception – Managerial Statistics is replaced with Advanced Regression and Program Evaluation Methods.

In the remaining year, you will take two core courses (the Global Business Experience and Business and Policy in a Global Economy) and elective courses. You will work closely with your academic advisor to schedule elective courses, which are chosen from a wide range of options to gain expertise in specific fields.

Admissions

You have the option of applying to both programs prior to enrolling at Georgetown or in the first year of either the MBA or MPP program.

Please confirm the specific Georgetown University MPP admission requirements with an academic advisor at the School of Public Policy.

Phone: (202) 687-9186
Fax: (202) 687-5544
Email: mccourtadmissions@georgetown.edu

http://mccourt.georgetown.edu/

“The dual degree program allowed me to personalize my Georgetown experience, bringing together my passions for public policy and business into a curriculum that prepared me to succeed amidst the challenges facing the public sector. The dual degree program allowed me to spend extra time and gather extra experiences to really figure out what I wanted to do professionally. Over and over again, I continue to professionally draw upon my education and experiences from Georgetown to make a difference in the world of public policy and business.”

Michael Hilburg (MBA/MPP ’10)

MBA/Master of Science in Foreign Service

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The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and McDonough School of Business offer a full-time, three-year program that leads to both MBA and Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) degrees. This dual program focuses on the global interdependence of business and government systems and is intended for students with strong interests in the relationship between foreign relations and global business.

Candidates seeking management positions within international and multinational corporations, government agencies, international development institutions, economic development institutions, and banks should consider augmenting their graduate business studies with an MSFS degree.

This dual program is intended for students with interests in the relationship between foreign relations and global business.

At a Glance

Course SequenceProgram Requirements
Year one – Business SchoolTotal credits – 84
Year two – School of Foreign ServiceMBA credits – 45
Year three – BothMSFS credits – 39
Integrated master’s thesis
Foreign language reading exam

Curriculum

Your first year of coursework at the McDonough School of Business will follow the standard Full-time MBA curriculum.

In the remaining years, you will take two core courses (the Global Business Experience and Business and Policy in the Global Economy) and elective courses. You will work closely with your academic advisors to schedule elective courses, which are chosen from a wide range of options to gain expertise in specific fields.

Admissions

You have the option of applying to both programs prior to enrolling at Georgetown or in the first year of either the MBA or MSFS program.

Please confirm the specific Georgetown University MSFS admission requirements with an academic advisor at the School of Foreign Service.

Phone: (202) 687-5763
Fax: (202) 687-5116
Email: msfsinfo@georgetown.edu

“The MBA-MSFS dual degree program truly has allowed me to push myself in my original area of academic and career emphasis (business) while still expanding my knowledge and skillset into another (international development). Academically, it balances breadth of topics covered with complementary skills, and professionally, it makes me a viable candidate for an even wider set of employers. Additionally, having the networks that both schools offer really provides me flexibility in my career search, both now and after school.”

Erfaan Mojgani (MBA/MSFS ’14)

“The MBA and MSFS degrees were perfect complements, a strong business and policy education that reinforced and enhanced each other. I found that having both skill sets was particularly advantageous in my job search and career.”

Julia Robbins, (MBA/MSFS ’13)