J.D./M.B.A. Dual Degree
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 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.
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|
|Accounting For Decision Making|
|Corporate Finance (Financial Systems)|
|Strategic Marketing And Analysis|
|Information Technology And E-Business|
|Strategic Management Capstone|
|New Venture Creation|
|Venture Capital Finance|
|Advanced Corporate Finance|
|Investments And Security Analysis|
|Financial Institutions And Markets|
|MBA International Financial Management|
|Management Of Multinational Firms|
|Leading With Power and Influence|
|Advanced Negotiation and Conflict Management|
|Customer Relationship Marketing|
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.
|Select up to three of the following:||9|
|Sales and Leases of Goods|
|Pension and Employee Benefits|
|White Collar Crime|
|Negotiation and Settlement|