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GW Business and Law Offer New Degree

GW’s Law and Business Schools are launching a new master’s program designed to teach working professionals from the public and private spheres more about federal contracting.

The new Master of Science in Government Contracts (MSGC) – the first of its kind – will blend the study of government procurement law and policy taught by the Law School with a core business curriculum taught by GWSB. It’s intended to give professionals the knowledge to work successfully as acquisitions experts and managers.

Students are required to complete 36 credit hours to earn the degree. The program, which begins August 28, can be completed in as few as 18 months. Courses are offered on evenings, weekends and online.

“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.”

GW Law Dean Paul Schiff Berman said that in a society as law-based as the United States, legal education is important for many professionals – not just those who plan on careers as attorneys.

The combination of courses offered through the new government-contracting master’s “transforms the educational landscape in this large and diverse field that is crucial to the nation’s economy,” he said.

Posted by gwsb on July 31, 2012 | Filed under: GWSB News.


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  1. In February 1982, I graduated MBA, Procurement and Contracting concentration. It is déjà vu all over again. Thank you Professor Stanley Sherman, my outstanding advisor and teacher. I was with the Department of the Navy in DC for over 30 years and almost 3 years with General Electric Ordnance Systems in MA before that. With a BS from Union College in NY majoring in physics, I filled only engineering positions for those 33 years. Realizing that the acquisition of military systems (usually given to engineers to manage) requires physical and business sciences, I took procurement and contracting courses in night school for an eternity. It is a “long and dreary” story. It takes a physicist with an education in procurement and contracting to do “systems acquisition engineering” right! Thanks for listening.

    Comment by ALFRED M. SELGAS — August 1, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

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