A combined 129 credits for these two degrees (87 credits for the JD and 42 credits* for the MBA) is reduced to 114-116 credits through credit-sharing.

Students must apply and be accepted to both programs of study. Law students may not matriculate into the MBA/JD Joint Degree without the advance approval of the academic Status Committee.

Students may begin their study in either the School of Business or in the School of Law; however, pursuant to the ABA Standards, students shall only be given credit toward their J.D. degree for course work taken after the student has matriculated into the law school. Students may not take business and law courses simultaneously until after all first-year law courses have been completed. For part-time evening law students, this means that business courses may be taken during the summer between the first and second years of law school but not during the fall and spring semesters of either year.

* Up to 6 credits may be waived based on previous coursework in accounting, economics, finance and statistics. To be eligible for a course waiver, a grade of ‘B-‘ or better is required in an approved course taken within the past 5 years.

Learning Goals and Methods in the Professional MBA Program

(note: refer to the School of Law Graduate Catalog for specifics on the JD program)

Knowledge Area Related Learning Goal
Ethical Competency Students will be able to recognize ethical dilemmas in an organizational context and apply ethical decision-making frameworks to business decisions.
Sustainability Perspective Students will recognize and apply sustainability principles to strategic decisions as a means for competitive differentiation.
Problem Solving Students will demonstrate an ability to analyze complex situations, analyze information and evaluate alternatives from different perspectives to develop solutions for business problems and to seize innovative opportunities.
Management and Leadership Skills Students will gain innovative managerial and leadership skills for motivating people and creating positive organizational change.
Cultural Intelligence Students will possess the skills to manage effectively in a global business environment.

Graduation Requirements for the MBA/JD

JD Coursework

LAWS 107: Civil Procedure and Drafting I 3 Credits 
LAWS 101: Contracts I 3 Credits 
LAWS 136: Legal Research and Writing I 3 Credits 
LAWS 109: Property I 3 Credits 
LAWS 111: Torts I 3 Credits 
LAWS 108: Civil Procedure II 2 Credits 
LAWS 102: Contracts II 3 Credits 
LAWS 103: Criminal Law 3 Credits 
LAWS 137: Legal Research and Writing II 2 Credits 
LAWS 110: Property II 3 Credits 
LAWS 112: Torts II 2 Credits 
LAWS 113: Constitutional Law 2 Credits 
LAWS 104: Criminal Procedures: Fundamentals 2 Credits 
LAWS 105: Criminal Procedure: The Police Function 3 Credits 
LAWS 114: Constitutional Law II 3 Credits 
LAWS 167: Corporations I 2 Credits 
LAWS C521: Evidence 3 Credits 
LAWS C19: Professional Responsibility 3 Credits 
LAWS 119: Sales 2 Credits 
LAWS 168: Corporations II 2 Credits 
Required Electives (36-37 credits; 9-12 credits fulfilled through MBA courses) 3 Credits 
Total credits 85 - 87 credits

MBA Coursework

ACCT 501: Accounting Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
STAT 501: Statistics Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
ECON 501: Economics Fundamentals* 1.5 credits
FINC 501: Finance Fundamentals * 1.5 credits
GRBU 503: Managerial Decision Tools 1.5 credits
STAT 510: Applied Statistics 3 credits
MGMT 513: Managing People for Sustained Competitive Advantage
May be replaced by Employment Law (2 credits)
1.5 credits
ACCT 515: Accounting for Decision Makers 3 credits
ECON 520: Managerial Economics 3 credits
ISYS 525: Managing Information 1.5 credits
SCMG 527: Supply Chain/Operations Management 1.5 credits
FINC 530: Financial Management 3 credits
MGMT 531: Strategic Sustainability and Models 1.5 credits
MGMT 533: Global Business
May be replaced by International Law or International Organizations (3 credits)
1.5 credits
MKTG 535: Marketing Management 3 credits
MGMT 540: Strategy and Implementation 3 credits
MGMT 545: Executive Insights 3 credits
MGMT 548: Capstone Project 3 credits
Total credits 42 credits

*These courses may be waived based on previous coursework.