The number of credits a J.D./M.B.A. program student will take in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business during the second, third and fourth years will depend on the student’s undergraduate major and whether any courses have been taken in the summer sessions or the winter intersession.
In any semester in which a student will be registered for classes in both the Maurice A. Deane School of Law and the Business School, the student is required to meet with the faculty advisor, Professor Miriam Albert, and with Executive Director of Graduate Business Programs Kevin B. Taylor. The maximum number of credits any Law School student may take in any semester is 17.
Students in the J.D./M.B.A. program pay full-time Law School tuition for the first year and pay the then-current J.D./M.B.A. per credit rate for Law School classes and the M.B.A. per credit rate for Business School classes in the three years of combined study.
If the student has received a scholarship from the Law School, he or she would receive the amount (e.g., $20,000) for the first year and then $40,000 (representing Law School years 2 and 3) pro rata over the next three years of combined study.
Conferral of each degree is contingent on conferral of the other, and the J.D. and M.B.A. degrees will not be awarded until all course requirements are satisfied under both programs. Students will not be bar-certified until both degrees have been conferred. Students must complete the J.D./M.B.A. program within five years.
The packaging of students’ financial aid will be handled by both the Law School Office of Financial Aid and the Hofstra University Student Financial Services office, depending on students’ course load.