Joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration
Associate Dean of the Law School: Leah W. Teague
Associate Dean for Graduate Business Programs: Patsy Norman
Students interested in a career requiring complementary skills in both law and business may complete the JD and MBA degrees concurrently. Law courses substitute for electives in the MBA curriculum described in this catalog, and business courses substitute for twelve quarter hours (one quarter) in the JD curriculum. Completing the combined program effectively “saves” one semester and one quarter of study. Students should consult with advisors in both the Law School and Business School to determine the best sequence of courses.
Students must apply and be accepted separately into both programs. Therefore, the GMAT or GRE is required for the MBA application and LSAT exam is required for the Law School application. Additional admissions requirements for the MBA can be found under the Business School Admissions.
Students receive twelve hours credit toward their JD upon the successful completion of the MBA required courses and credit toward their elective requirement for the MBA upon successful completion of Law School course work. Thus, JD/MBA students complete 114 quarter hours of law and thirty-seven semester hours of graduate business. Since both degrees are awarded simultaneously, all requirements in both programs must be completed in order to receive either degree.
The following lists the required MBA courses for the joint degree.
|Required Framework Courses|
|BUS 5401||Business Frameworks||4|
|Required Core Courses|
|ACC 5300||Accounting Tools for Management Decision Making||3|
|BUS 5101||Focus Firm I||1|
|BUS 5390||Management Communication||2-3|
|or BUS 5111|
& BUS 5112
| Professional Career Development for First Semester Graduate Students|
and Professional Career Development for Second Semester Graduate Students
|ECO 5340||Economic Tools for Management Decision Making||3|
|FIN 5360||Seminar in Corporate Finance||3|
|MGT 5310||Management of Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGT 5320||Manufacturing and Service Operations||3|
|MGT 5325||International Management||3|
|MGT 5385||Strategic Management and Business Policy||3|
|MKT 5310||Seminar in Marketing Strategy||3|
|QBA 5330||Business Analytics for Decision Making||3|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|Decision Making Using Excel|
|Management of Information Systems|