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.
Normal degree requirements of 40 credit hours for the MBA program and 90 credit hours for the JD program are complemented and reduced to 31 credit hours for the MBA program and 81 credit hours for the JD program. Each degree program's requirements are thus reduced by nine credit hours as each can accept, as part of its elective requirements, nine credit hours of coursework 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. The student must be enrolled in both degree programs simultaneously to take advantage of the tuition and credit hour discounts.
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 complete, non-reduced requirements for the individual degree as outlined in the College of Law or College of Business graduate bulletins, respectively.