In a growing global economy, the career paths of business and law professionals have become increasingly convergent. The role of an attorney in the day-to-day management of businesses has become vital, as the modern business professional needs immediate access to sound legal advice.
The JD/MBA dual-degree program in business and law enables the student to complete both degrees with six fewer courses than would be required if the degrees were pursued separately. Students completing the dual degree will earn an MBA with a specialization in business law as well as the JD degree.
- During the completion of the JD/MBA program, the equivalent of nine credit hours from each degree program are counted toward the other degree program. This feature enables the student to complete both degrees with fewer courses than would be required if the degrees were pursued separately.
- Students completing the dual degree will earn an MBA with a specialization in legal environment, as well as earning the JD degree. Students work with an advisor in each school to plan their respective programs of study.
- Generally, a total of 11 to 16 MBA courses are required for the completion of the MBA, plus the nine credit hours transferred from the School of Law.
- Students must complete at least 15 quarter hours (generally five courses) in the Quinlan School of Business before completing their law coursework in order to earn the "course sharing" benefits of the MBA/JD program.
|ISSCM 400N||Quantitative Methods I (Calculus primer)||0|
|ISSCM 402N||Quantitative Methods II - Statistics Primer||0|
|Introductory MBA Courses|
|ACCT 400||Financial Accounting for Business Decisions||3|
|ECON 420||Managerial Economics||3|
|FINC 450||Financial Management||3|
|MARK 460||Marketing Management||3|
|SCMG 480||Intro to Operations Management||3|
|FINC 470N||Business Finance||3|
|HRER 417N||Managing and Motivating in the Workplace||3|
|ISSCM 596N||Data Driven Decision Making||3|
|MARK 425N||Business Communication||1.5|
|MARK 470N||Research, Insights and Storytelling||3|
|MGMT 426N||Leadership Development||1.5|
|MGMT 430N||Strategy and Leadership||3|
|MGMT 431N||Business Consulting Course||3|
|MGMT 441N||Business Ethics||3|
|Legal Environment Electives (3 courses)||9|
Dual Degree Programs
Students in dual degree programs are responsible for abiding by academic policies and graduation requirements of both academic units to which they are enrolled. It is strongly recommended that students schedule regular meetings with academic advisors from both units to ensure timely degree completion. Dual degree programs may have slightly different degree requirements from the standard for one or both of the degrees earned. Students should closely read through all degree requirements and ask for clarification as needed.
Learning Outcomes for the JD
You will be able to:
- Utilize skills derived from participation in supervised live-client experiences, externships, or litigation and transactional practice simulations, such as interviewing, counseling, negotiation, mediation, fact development and analysis, problem solving, design thinking, trial practice, document drafting, and collaborative work
- Determine your clients' needs and objectives
- Determine relevant facts and understand their relevance to your client's legal position
- Conduct legal research
- Analyze and apply relevant legal principles
- Find solutions to legal problems
- Communicate legal concepts clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
Learning Outcomes for the MBA
Learning Goals for Master of Business Administration Program (MBA)
- Goal 1: Integrative Business Knowledge: Graduates will be proficient in integrating the techniques, processes, and procedures of the fundamental business disciplines (accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, human resource management, operations management, and information technology). They will be able to apply theory, skills, and knowledge from these disciplines to business practice.
- Goal 2: Critical Decision Making: Graduates will demonstrate their capacity for critical analysis in processing, interpreting, and managing the quantitative and qualitative information necessary for effective managerial decision making.
- Goal 3: Ethics and Responsible Leadership: Graduates will understand how to be a leader in business who exhibits personal integrity, ethical awareness, and an ability to apply ethical principles to business practice.
- Goal 4: Global Perspective and Awareness of Diversity: Graduates will have a global perspective by recognizing international business issues and appreciating diversity, including culture, race, religion, and gender.
- Goal 5: Communication: Graduates will be able to communicate effectively, orally. Graduates will be able to communicate effectively, in writing.