MBA/Juris Doctor

MBA Students at Georgetown McDonough

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.

At a Glance

Course Sequence Program Requirements
Year one – Law School Total credits – 119.5
Year two – Business School J.D. credits – 76
Year three – Both MBA credits – 43.5
Year four – Both  


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.


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


“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)