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Scheduling and Tuition

The number of credits required for the M.B.A. degree will depend on the student’s undergraduate major and whether any courses have been taken in the summer sessions or the winter intersession. The maximum number of credits in the joint program for the M.B.A. degree is 31 credits, comprising the core competencies, advanced core and capstone. Students do not receive an M.B.A. concentration in this joint program.

Students will begin the four-year program at the Law School. After completing the first year of full-time studies at the Law School, J.D./M.B.A. students take a combination of required and elective business and law classes. They must fulfill all graduation requirements for each school in years 2-4, but Constitutional Law II and Foundational Lawyering Skills must be taken in the fall of year 2.

J.D./M.B.A. students are eligible to participate in the Law School Journal Writing Competition as part of the selection process for the Law School journals in the May before their second year in the J.D./M.B.A. program, and if selected for a journal, will participate in that journal for years 2 and 3 only. J.D./M.B.A. students are also eligible to participate in the on-campus interview process through the Office of Career Services in the August before their third year in the J.D./M.B.A. program.

In any semester in which a student will be registered for classes in both the Law School and the Zarb School, he or she is required to meet with the faculty advisor, Professor Miriam Albert, and with Dr. Kaushik Sengupta, Associate Dean, Business Graduate Education. The maximum number of credits any law student may take in any such semester is 17.

Students in the J.D./M.B.A. program pay full-time Law School tuition for the first year and then pay on a per-credit basis for the remaining three years of classes, at each school’s then-current per-credit rate. If the student has received a scholarship from the Law School, one-third of the total scholarship amount would apply in full for the first year of the program, and the remaining two-thirds of the scholarship amount will be applied proportionally to the remaining Law School credits taken. Any scholarship received from the Business School will apply proportionally to Business School credits taken.

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 of matriculation.

The packaging of students’ financial aid will be handled by the Hofstra University Student Financial Services office.