Program Overview

The JD/MBA Program at American University Washington College of Law provides an excellent opportunity for students who desire to combine skills and develop expertise in both law and business. This program adequately prepares students for virtually any career in either arena, providing students with a unique lens to look at the world through.  With the JD/MBA, students are equipped to analyze issues meticulously like a lawyer, as well as approach problems strategically from a business view.

Because some courses can be counted toward both degrees, you can finish the two degrees in less time than it would take to earn them individually. The JD/MBA degree can be completed in four years. JD/MBA students are enrolled in both the Washington College of Law and the Kogod School of Business at American University.

The Washington College of Law offers more than 50 business-related law courses and a number of student activities focusing on business and trade law including: The American University Business Law Review (AUBLR), Business Law Society, International Trade and Investment Law Society, and Transactional Law Society.

Learning By Doing

We believe in learning by doing. Kogod's programs are firmly grounded in experiential learning, giving you the real-world skills you need to develop or advance your business expertise.