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MBA/Juris Doctor

The Georgetown University Law Center and McDonough School of Business offer a full-time, four-year program that leads to both JD 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, our JD/MBA graduates have the knowledge and skills necessary to confidently advocate for their client’s best interest. Whether they work in the public, private, or nonprofit sector, our joint degree graduates understand how current issues in public policy, governance, and ethical standards impact the intersection of practicing law and conducting business in a global economy.

Students must be accepted by Georgetown McDonough either before starting Law School or by the first round MBA admissions deadline during their first year of Law School.

  Year One Year Two Year Three Year Four

School in Which Classes are Attended 

Law School  Business School  Both Both


This program requires successful completion of 124 graduate-level credits. This includes 76 JD credits (48 or 49 core, 28 or 27 elective) and 48 MBA credits (36 core, 12 elective).

Students should confirm the specific Georgetown University Law Center requirements with an academic advisor at the Law Center.

In their first year of coursework at the McDonough School of Business, students in the MBA/JD dual degree program follow the standard Full-Time MBA curriculum.

In the remaining years, students take two core courses (the Global Business Experience and Principled Leadership in Business and Society) and elective courses. Students will work closely with their academic advisors to schedule elective courses, which are chosen from a wide range of options to gain expertise in specific fields.

For more information about specifics of the JD degree, candidates should contact the Law Center:
Phone: (202) 662-9010
Fax: (202) 662-9439

"I think the JD/MBA 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, JD/MBA, 2014