LLM/MBA Dual Degree

ILSP Students at the Annual Embassy Networking Reception

We are pleased to offer the dual LLM/MBA degree program with the Kogod School of Business. As the first LLM/MBA dual degree program to be offered in the United States, the Washington College of Law and the Kogod School of Business offer an exciting opportunity for students to study law and business on a global level. This two-year program offers students the unique opportunity to earn a LLM degree from WCL and a MBA from Kogod. The LLM/MBA dual degree program works to prepare students to be effective international lawyers and responsible business leaders in today's global world.

Application Instructions

Students applying to the LLM/MBA program are not required to take the GMAT or LSAT exam.

Dual LLM/MBA program applicants will first apply to the LL.M. in International Legal Studies and indicate in the statement of purpose their interest in applying to the dual LLM/MBA degree. Admission to either the LLM in International Legal Studies or the MBA program does not guarantee admission to the other.

New Applicants to American University
Applicants considering the LLM/MBA must apply to both programs during the fall application term. Applicants to the LLM/MBA program must first receive admission from WCL before being considered for admission to Kogod. After admission to WCL, applicants should complete the Kogod online application form and request that WCL forward their remaining application materials to Kogod for review and consideration, including TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Course requirements

LLM/MBA Contact Information

Hilary Lappin
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
(202) 274-4114

Kogod Graduate Admissions Office
Phone: (202) 885-1913
Email: kogodgrad@american.edu


  • 16 credits
  • Two 25-page research papers
  • American Legal Institutions (for civil-law trained lawyers)
  • English for Lawyers (for students who need extra practice with English)


  • 33 credits
  • Strategic Decision Making Capstone course