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

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

The J.D./M.B.A. program is a joint degree program of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and the Hofstra University Frank G. Zarb School of Business. The program is typically completed in four years, although students can complete the program in less time by taking summer session and/or winter intersession courses and by seeking credit for certain business courses taken as an undergraduate.

The J.D./M.B.A. program provides students with:

  • knowledge of the administrative process necessary for attorneys pursuing careers in business and not-for-profit institutions;
  • specialized proficiency in fields auxiliary to law, such as accounting, banking, finance, investment, marketing, real estate and taxation; and
  • knowledge of the economic implications of legal processes.

Students seeking admission to the J.D./M.B.A. program must be accepted by both the Law School and the Business School. The program is competitive; a limited number of seats are available for the J.D./M.B.A. class for any year.

Law students must complete the M.B.A. Application for J.D. Students and submit to the Business School: two letters of recommendation, an undergraduate transcript, a current resume and a short one- to two-page essay describing their interest in the M.B.A. program. The Law School will work with the Business School to ensure prompt consideration for all students accepted first into the Law School. The GMAT exam and the application fee will be waived for any students who have been accepted into the Law School.

In addition, applicants must also submit a J.D./M.B.A. Joint Degree Application by February 1 of their first year in the Law School to be considered for the program. Law students must have a cumulative Law School GPA in at least the top 40 percent of their class to be accepted into the J.D./M.B.A. program

The J.D./M.B.A. Selection Committee will review all completed applications and select the new J.D./M.B.A. class by March 1.