Juris Doctor - Master of Business Administration

The J.D./M.B.A. program is designed for those students seeking advanced education in business administration in addition to education in the law.

Applicants for the J.D./M.B.A. program must apply separately to the College of Law and to the College of Business graduate programs and be accepted individually to both. The schools together will determine whether the applicant is eligible for the combined program. The J.D./M.B.A. applicant must present satisfactory evidence of having earned an undergraduate degree as well as satisfactory completion of 30 – 36 credit hours of designated undergraduate business course requirements.

Normal degree requirements of 90 credit hours (juris doctor) and 33 credit hours in 700- and 800-level coursework (master of business administration) are complemented and reduced to 81 credit hours (juris doctor) and 24 credit hours (master of business administration). Each program is reduced by nine semester hours as each program accepts, as part of its requirement, nine semester hours from the other program.

Upon completion of the program, the student will be awarded two separate degrees. The requirements for both must be completed, however, before either degree can be awarded.  Students participating in the joint program must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.30 (4.0 scale) in the College of Law and 3.0 (4.0 scale) in the College of Business Administration.

Students failing to meet all of the requirements of the program are awarded the juris doctor or master of business administration degree only if they fulfill the requirements for the individual degree as outlined in the College of Law or graduate bulletins, respectively.

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