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    Jun 23, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
American University Catalog 2023-2024 [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  (KSB) and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Legal Studies through the Washington College of Law  (WCL). 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 KSB and WCL 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.

Dual Degree Requirements

  • 46 credit hours of approved graduate work, including 30 credit hours of MBA coursework in KSB, and 16 credit hours of LLM coursework in WCL

MBA Degree Requirements

  • 30 credit hours of approved graduate work
  • 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
  • Neither degree will be awarded until all requirements for both degrees are completed

MBA Course Requirements

LLM Degree Requirements

  • 24 credit hours including two research papers and LAW-580 American Legal Institutions; no internship credit may be applied toward the LLM
    • Up to 8 credit hours required for the LLM degree may be taken through KSB subject to the review and approval of WCL and KSB

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