J.D./M.B.A. Program Requirements

Maurice A. Deane School of Law Requirements

The program requirements for fulfillment of the law section of the curriculum are as follows:

  • Completion of required first-year law courses, 30 credits
  • Completion of required upper-level courses (Constitutional Law I & II, Professional Responsibility), 8 or 9 credits
  • Completion of approved Business School credits, 9 credits
  • Completion of additional law credits to total a minimum of 87 credits (including the 9 approved Business School credits)
  • Completion of Writing Requirements 1 and 2
  • Completion of the Skills requirement

The J.D./M.B.A. program is open to full-time law students.

The Law School will grant up to a total of 9 Law School credits for courses required for all J.D./M.B.A. students. Students may receive academic credit toward the J.D. degree only for Business School courses approved by the faculty of the Law School. The Law School registrar maintains a list of such approved courses.

Further, in order for the Business School credits to be accepted by the Law School toward the 87 required credit hours, (1) the student must receive at least a C+ in the course, and (2) the student must complete the J.D./M.B.A. curricula and receive the M.B.A. degree.

No grades received in Business School courses will be counted in the student’s Law School GPA.


Frank G. Zarb School of Business Requirements

The program requirements for fulfillment of the business section of the curriculum are broken down into five different components:

  • Component I: Residency Requirements, No credit
  • Component II: Core Competencies, 2-6 credits
  • Component III: Advanced Core, 24 credits
  • Component IV: The Major Concentrations, 6 credits
  • Component V: Capstone, 3 credits

(Nine credits from the Law School will be transferred in consultation with the Executive Director of Graduate Business Programs Jeffrey D. Mon.)

Due to the core competency courses in the Business School, students who have obtained undergraduate business degrees will have different plans of study than students who have not done so. Thus, students who must complete certain core competency courses in the Business School will incur additional tuition charges.

The Business School will accept 9 credits of approved coursework from the J.D. program toward the M.B.A. degree. The Executive Director of Graduate Business Programs Jeffrey D. Mon maintains a list of such approved courses.

Please note that students in the J.D./M.B.A. program are not permitted to take courses in the Honors/E.M.B.A. program and may not register for full-time day M.B.A. courses.