The J.D./M.B.A. is a four-year, full-time program offered jointly by the School of Law and the School of Business. To receive the J.D./M.B.A. degree, a student must complete a total of 105 semester hours, including all of the separate course requirements for both the J.D. and M.B.A. programs. Of the 105 semester hours, the candidate must complete 66 in the School of Law and must complete 39 in the School of Business. If a student wishes to apply to the joint JD/MBA program he/she must submit an application to the law school office of admissions by the application deadline.
When the candidate has successfully completed the program, the respective schools confer the J.D. and M.B.A. degrees simultaneously. Additionally, a Joint Program Certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program. Applicants must apply and meet the independent admission criteria for each school.
Deadline for Receipt of all materials is March 15. Please indicate on your application that you want to be considered for the dual degree program. IMPORTANT, a student should send GMAT scores DIRECTLY TO THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS FOR PROCESSING.
Applicants are required to submit an application online. You may apply on-line at JD/MBA Online Application
Please note: To be considered for the dual degree of a JD/MBA, the applicant must meet the requirements of both schools. Please see the link below which details the MBA program requirements.
The following represents a sample curriculum of course to complete the dual degree:
School of Business
- GACC-500 Financial Accounting
- GIST-500 Principles of Information Systems
- GFIN-500 Financial Management
- GACC-501 Managerial Accounting
- GMGT-500 Organizational Management
- GIST-502 Production/Operations Mgmt
- GMKT-500 Marketing Management
- GECN-500 Microeconomics for Business
- GIST-501 Statistics
- GECN-501 Macroeconomics for Business
- GMGT-590 Strategic Management
- MBA Electives – six credit hours
School of Law
- Civil Procedure I
- Real Property
- Constitutional Law I
- Torts I
- Constitutional Law II
- Torts II
- Skills Course Requirement
- Criminal Law
- Legal Writing II
- Legal Writing III
- Legal Methods •Professional Responsibility
- An additional 18 credit hours of elective courses are required for a total of 66 J.D. Credit Hours.
If a student intends to apply to the joint JD/MBA program he/she must submit the following required documentation to the office of admissions by the application deadline.
For the JD/MBA use the following checklist to insure that all materials are submitted timely:
- LSAT/LSDAS Report
- GMAT Scores
- Personal Statement
- College Certification
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendations
- Any addendum required explaining any academic or disciplinary action
- Undergraduate Transcript
- Statement of Interest for the MBA program
- TOEFL (for international students from non-English speaking countries)
Qualifications beyond Completion of Law School to Practice Law in the United States
In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.” http://www.ncbex.org/