The J.D./M.B.A. program provides an opportunity to earn a dual degree through an integrated curriculum. Successful completion of the dual degree leads to the awarding of two degrees. The Juris Doctor degree is awarded by the College of Law, and the M.B.A. degree is awarded by the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation. Students enrolled in the dual degree program will not receive the J.D. or M.B.A. degree until all work required for both degrees have been completed.
Students must apply and be admitted to both programs separately. Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other program. There are separate applications and fees for each program. The LSAT will be accepted by the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation in lieu of a GMAT score. If LSAT is waived for the admission process with the College of Law, the GMAT will be waived for the admission process with Neff COBI. It is recommended that students speak to the College of Law prior to enrolling in the dual degree program as some courses have to be taken in sequence to meet the J.D. program degree requirements.
Juris Doctor (J.D.)
The College of Law requires the successful completion of 89 credit hours. A maximum of 15 credit hours can be online course work. The dual degree program would permit up to 12 credit hours of M.B.A. courses from the College of Business and Innovation to be applied toward the satisfaction of the 89 credit hour requirement. All courses taken in the College of Business that are to be applied towards J.D. program requirements must be earned with a grade of B (3.0) or higher. The 12 hours of approved courses from the College of Business and Innovation are:
|Select 12 hours of the following:||12|
|BUAD 6100||Accounting For Decision Making||3|
|BUAD 6200||Corporate Finance||3|
|BUAD 6300||Strategic Marketing And Analysis||3|
|BUAD 6500||International Business||3|
|BUAD 6800||Information Technology And E-Business||3|
|BUAD 6900||Strategic Management Capstone||3|
|EFSB 6590||New Venture Creation||3|
|EFSB 6790||Venture Capital Finance||3|
|FINA 6130||Advanced Corporate Finance||3|
|FINA 6140||Investments And Security Analysis||3|
|FINA 6150||Financial Institutions And Markets||3|
|FINA 6370||MBA International Financial Management||3|
|IBUS 6360||Management Of Multinational Firms||3|
|MGMT 6160||Leading With Power and Influence||3|
|HURM 6720||Advanced Negotiation and Conflict Management||3|
|HURM 6760||Talent Management||3|
|INFS 6810||Network Communications||3|
|MKTG 6140||Customer Relationship Marketing||3|
|MKTG 6400||International Marketing||3|
On written application by the student, and for good cause shown, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Law may substitute another College of Business course for one on the approved list.
Students in the J.D./M.B.A. will be majoring in Administration. If students opt to double major, all courses needed for the double major will need to be successfully completed. To fulfill requirements for the M.B.A. degree, students must complete 33 semester hours at the 6000 level or above. Up to an additional 18 credit hours may be required if a student does not have an academic background in business. Students in the joint program may apply up to 12 hours of course work at the College of Law toward satisfaction of the M.B.A. program requirements. The College of Law courses must have business application. All courses taken in the College of Law that are to be applied towards M.B.A. program requirements must be earned with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. All grades earned in College of Law courses that are applied towards M.B.A. program requirements will impact the overall graduate GPA.
Up to three College of Law courses listed below will serve as M.B.A. electives. Other College of Law courses may be approved by the College of Business and Innovation Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, to serve as M.B.A. electives. Students in the dual degree program will earn their MBA in Administration since the MBA electives are replaced with College of Law courses.
|Select up to three of the following:||9|
|LAWG 9010||Business Associations||4|
|LAWG 9610||Secured Transactions||3|
|LAWI 9060||Sales and Leases of Goods||2-3|
|LAWI 9300||Employment Discrimination||3|
|LAWI 9110||Commercial Paper||3|
|LAWI 9310||Employment Law||2-3|
|LAWI 9940||White Collar Crime||2-3|
|LAWN 9050||Negotiation and Settlement||2-3|
|LAWD 9210||Contracts I||3|
|LAWD 9220||Contracts II||3|