Joint Juris Doctor - Master of Business Administration (JD-MBA)
Admission to the joint JD-MBA program is contingent upon separate admissions to the Law program and the MBA program. However, the applicant is not formally admitted into the Joint JD-MBA Program until satisfactory completion of the first year of law studies (30 credit hours.)
The Joint JD-MBA Program incorporates two sets of academic requirements. Those two sets of requirements interface to allow a significant saving in course work when compared to an individual's efforts in accomplishing both degrees on a back-to-back, or independent basis.
JD Requirements Under the Joint Program
Law School course requirements include 78 credit hours, including all required courses of the regular law curriculum.
MBA Requirements Under the Joint Program
MBA courses include from 24-40.5 credit hours of graduate business courses, depending upon the applicant's former exposure to business courses in general.
Depending upon the applicant's former performance in business courses work, the JD-MBA candidate may take from 0-16.5 credit hours in the MBA's pre-core requirements. Students having to fulfill pre-core courses will be waived from MBA 510. JD-MBA students are required to complete 24 credit hours in the MBA's core structure. Students are waived from MBA 521. At the MBA post-core level, JD-MBA students are required to fulfill MBA 590. In addition, the post-core requirement of nine credit hours of electives will be fulfilled by a cognate.
The usual approach to the joint JD-MBA program is that of entering Law School as a first year student and, pending the outcome of the first year law studies, being admitted into the joint program. Once admitted, course studies over the next two to three years are scheduled to integrate law and business studies. This sequencing is based upon a Law School entry, which occurs only in Term I of the academic year.
For more information
About our MBA, Joint and JD-MBA Programs, send your inquiries to:
Dr. Gregory Ulferts
Ms. Carrol Reaser-Parris 313 993-1203
About JD Program, send your inquiries to:
651 East Jefferson Avenue