JD/MBA Dual Degree

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JD/MBA Dual Degree Programs


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The JD/MBA dual degree program is aimed at business law-focused students whose careers would be enhanced by having both law and business degrees. Because management personnel and corporate attorneys have individual considerations and goals, by taking law and business courses simultaneously the student may achieve an understanding of commercial affairs from two different points of view.

To be admitted to the joint program, applicants must apply to both the MBA and the JD programs. Admission applications should be addressed to both the law school and the business school with the statement that they are for the JD/MBA program. Please contact the MBA Admissions or Law School Admissions Office for further information. 

 

4 Year JD/MBA

The Cox School of Business and the Dedman School of Law have an established 4 year joint JD/MBA degree, which allows students to complete both degrees in four years (the JD degree normally requires three years to complete, and the MBA normally requires two years to complete). The shorter time to completion is made possible because each school gives students credit for a limited number of subject-appropriate courses taken in the other school.

The 4 Year JD/MBA is designed for:

• Candidates with any undergraduate degree
• Candidates interested in the option to seek either a business or law profession
• Candidates that would gain from completing a concentration within the business curriculum

 

3 Year JD/MBA

Launching in 2016, the Cox School of Business and the Dedman School of Law are introducing a 3 year JD/MBA dual degree, which allows students to complete both degrees in three years (the JD degree normally requires three years to complete, and the MBA normally requires two years to complete). The 3 year combined program is made possible by the new Fast Track MBA Program at the Cox School of Business. The shorter time to completion is made possible because each school gives students credit for a limited number of subject-appropriate courses taken in the other school.

This highly selective dual degree program is designed for:

• Candidates with a Business, Economics, or quantitative undergraduate degree
• Candidates seeking a law profession only
• Candidates not seeking a concentration within the business curriculum

This combined degree program is aimed at the very motivated and able student who starts with a solid grounding in business concepts, and seeks advanced training in business and a professional legal education in a time- and cost-effective manner.  We expect students in the Three-year JD/MBA program to pursue careers in the legal field.