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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.

Students will begin the four-year program at the Law School. A typical schedule for a JD/MBA student looks like this:

Fall Year 1 (15 credits)

Spring Year 1 (15 credits)

Fall Year 2 (12 credits)

  • MGT 203 (3 credits)
  • ACCT 203 (3 credits)
  • MKT 203 (3 credits)
  • MGT 207 (3 credits)

Spring Year 2 (11-13 credits)

  • BAN 203 (3 credits)
  • FIN 203 (3 credits)
  • IT 203 (3 credits)
  • MGT 200 (2 credits)
  • ECO 200 (2 credits: this may be waived)

Fall Year 3 (15 credits)

Spring Year 3 (15 credits)

Fall Year 4 (15 credits)

Spring Year 4 (15 credits)

  • LAW Electives (15 credits)

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 third year in the JD/MBA program, and are eligible to participate in the on campus interview process through the Office of Career Services in the August before their third year in the JD/MBA.

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 JD/MBA pay full-time Law School tuition for the first year, full-time Zarb School of Business tuition for the second year, and full-time Law School tuition for years 3 and 4. If the student has received a scholarship from the Law School, the scholarship amounts would apply in full for the first, third and fourth years of the program. Any scholarship received from the Business School will apply toward the second year of the program.

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.