The George Washington University School of Business and Law School Launch New Joint Master of Science in Government Contracts Degree Program
WASHINGTON—George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) and George Washington University Law School (GW Law) today launched a new and innovative interdisciplinary Master of Science in Government Contracts (MSGC) degree. The MSGC is unique in the world, blending the study of government procurement law and policy with a core business curriculum taught by the School of Business.
The new program, which begins August 28, is designed to give working professionals the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the world of federal acquisition and is intended for professionals from a variety of acquisition-related jobs in both government and private industry.
“In a society as law-based as the United States, legal education can no longer be confined only to those who plan to be lawyers,” said GW Law Dean Paul Schiff Berman. “The Master of Science in Government Contracts degree explodes the model by allowing government and business professionals to access at GW both the nation’s leading government procurement law program and the outstanding core business curriculum. Together this combination literally transforms the educational landscape in this large and diverse field that is crucial to the nation’s economy.”
“Our new joint degree is a great opportunity for rising business executives to gain expertise from the law school’s already established government procurement program, while becoming familiar with the business principles behind government contracting,” said GWSB Dean Doug Guthrie. “It is a natural fit, one from which students will greatly benefit.”
“For more than 50 years, GW has been recognized as the leading educational institution for government contracts and procurement law,” said GW Law Associate Dean for Government Procurement Law Daniel Gordon. “With this innovative new program, and through our collaboration with the GW School of Business, we look forward to making our outstanding procurement law program and faculty available to business professionals from all segments of the federal acquisition arena.”
The GW School of Business is an international leader in education and research which prides itself on training future leaders to be global problem solvers and socially responsible managers. It leverages its prime location—in the heart of Washington, DC—to attract visiting scholars and leaders in the business community to work, teach and engage with students on campus. The depth and variety of its academic and professional programs, including six specialized master’s programs, provide rich opportunities for academic engagement and career development for students in the school’s core Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration and doctoral programs.
GW Law, long recognized as one of the top law schools in the country, pursues a distinctive research and learning mission that engages the leading law and policy questions of our time and provides students with an education that will position them to help change the world. Accredited by the American Bar Association and a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools, the Law School was founded in 1865 and was the first law school in the District of Columbia.