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    Jun 05, 2023  
American University Catalog 2020-2021 
American University Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Laws (LLM)

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In this dual degree program, graduates receive a Business Administration (MBA): Full-time  through the Kogod School of Business  and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Legal Studies through the Washington College of Law . Neither degree will be awarded until all requirements for both degrees are completed.

Admission to the Program

Applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of both the Kogod School of Business and Washington College of Law before being admitted to the program. Students must have completed their law degree at a US law school accredited by the American Bar Association or at a foreign law school with equivalent standards. Admission to the MBA requires an interview, a separate personal statement, and additional letters of recommendation. In addition, applicants must also have completed two undergraduate courses, one in micro and one in macro economics (or the graduate equivalent), prior to entering the program.

MBA Degree Requirements

  • 31 credit hours of approved graduate coursework, including business core courses, global practicum, and a capstone course
  • Capstone experience: KSB-613 Strategic Decision Making (3)  
  • Orientation requirement: All students are required to participate in the Full-Time MBA Orientation prior to the start of the program

Course Requirements

LLM Degree Requirements

  • 16 credit hours including two research papers; LAW-580 Introduction to American Legal Institutions (for students with civil law backgrounds); English for Lawyers (for students who need extra practice with English); no internship credit may be applied toward the LLM

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