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 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 degree program's requirements are reduced by 9 credit hours as each program accepts, as part of its elective requirements, 9 credit 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. 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.