J.D./M.B.A. Dual Degree

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 6100Accounting For Decision Making3
BUAD 6200Corporate Finance3
BUAD 6300Strategic Marketing And Analysis3
BUAD 6500International Business3
BUAD 6800Information Technology And E-Business3
BUAD 6900Strategic Management Capstone3
EFSB 6590New Venture Creation3
EFSB 6790Venture Capital Finance3
FINA 6130Advanced Corporate Finance3
FINA 6140Investments And Security Analysis3
FINA 6150Financial Institutions And Markets3
FINA 6370MBA International Financial Management3
IBUS 6360Management Of Multinational Firms3
MGMT 6160Leading With Power and Influence3
HURM 6720Advanced Negotiation and Conflict Management3
HURM 6760Talent Management3
INFS 6810Network Communications3
MKTG 6140Customer Relationship Marketing3
MKTG 6400International Marketing3

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.

M.B.A. Degree

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.

One M.B.A. Core course (BUAD 6500) can be replaced with one College of Law elective ( LAWI 9480).

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 9010Business Associations4
LAWG 9610Secured Transactions3
LAWI 9060Sales and Leases of Goods2-3
LAWI 9300Employment Discrimination3
LAWI 9110Commercial Paper3
LAWI 9310Employment Law2-3
LAWI 9940White Collar Crime2-3
LAWN 9050Negotiation and Settlement2-3
LAWD 9210Contracts I3
LAWD 9220Contracts II3