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.