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JD/MBA Curriculum

  • Complete both degrees simultaneously, with three full years of study, including two summers. 
  • During the fall and spring semesters of the first year, enrolled students focus entirely on JD required courses. Following the first two semesters of law study, students begin MBA course work in the summer term by enrolling in four graduate business courses. Note, all prerequisites for the MBA program must be completed prior to enrolling in these four graduate business courses. Students may complete all outstanding prerequisite courses through the Summer Business Institute (SBI); these courses would be completed during the summer term immediately prior to the fall of 1L year.
  • Students return to full-time law study during the fall and spring semesters of the second year.  In the fall, students complete one MBA core course in the evening.
  • Five more MBA courses are completed during the summer following the second year of law study.
  • And finally, students begin combining more coursework for both programs during the fall and spring semesters of the third year, including three courses that can count for both programs.
  • Students complete degree requirements for both programs with 106 total credits, of which 16 credits count for both programs. The ability to complete both degrees in three years allows students to sit for the bar examination in July immediately following graduation.

JD/MBA Dual Degree Curriculum