M.B.A. courses offered in the combined J.D./M.B.A. Program will allow students to learn a variety of business concepts, and how these business concepts are integrated into business decisions. They will learn the skills associated with becoming competent in reading financial documents and applying the knowledge gained from those documents to business decision-making. The study (and problem-solving practice) of how business decisions are made, models the problem-solving skills required by this competency. Conversely, the skills acquired as part of the J.D. program will reinforce learning in the M.B.A. program.

Admission Requirements

The student will first complete the J.D./M.B.A. Program application from the College of Law. The College of Law will then ensure the student meets the admission criteria in order to be eligible for the combined program. If the student meets the criteria, The College of Law will first send out an offer of admission, and notify the M.B.A. office. The M.B.A. program will then contact the student with directions on how to apply to the M.B.A. program.

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies for more information.

  • Completed Online application to the College of Law and $125 application fee
  • Official transcripts of academic records are to be sent directly from each institution attended.
  • LSAT Score
  • Personal statement on career goals related to achieving a JD/MBA
  • Completed Online Application to College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies MBA Program and $90 application fee 
  • Three (3) confidential letters of recommendation, from professors or others acquainted sufficiently with your training and experience to express an opinion on your ability to undertake graduate training.
  • Resume

Degree Requirements

  • GPS 960.0 
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects 
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects
  • LAW 202.5 
  • LAW 203.5 
  • LAW 210.5 
  • LAW 211.5 
  • LAW 230.5 
  • LAW 232.3 
  • LAW 244.0
  • LAW 245.2
  • LAW 300.0
  • LAW 301.0
  • LAW 308.3, LAW 313.3, LAW 341.3, LAW 422.3, LAW 436.3, or LAW 443.3, or LAW 447.3 or LAW 453.3 or LAW 473.3, or LAW 479.3, or LAW 480.3 or equivalent as approved by the Associate Dean Academic, College of Law 
  • LAW 340.3 
  • LAW 421.3 or LAW 497.3
  • LAW 430.3 
  • LAW 439.3 
  • LAW 467.3 
  • MBA 803.3 
  • MBA 819.3 
  • MBA 825.3 
  • MBA 828.3 
  • MBA 829.3 
  • MBA 830.3 
  • MBA 846.3 
  • MBA 865.3 
  • MBA 870.3 
  • MBA 878.3 
  • MBA 885.3 
  • MBA 889.3 
  • MBA 992.3 
  • an additional 33 credit units of LAW course work which must include a minimum of 3 credit units (with a minimum 60% average) from the following list of Seminar Classes or equivalent, as approved by the Associate Dean Academic (Year 2 or Year 3). The Seminar Class may meet more than one requirement. Choices are as follows:
    • LAW 305.3
    • LAW 341.3
    • LAW 393.3 Gender and the Law
    • LAW 400.3
    • LAW 405.3
    • LAW 406.3 Law and Culture
    • LAW 413.3
    • LAW 414.3
    • LAW 416.3
    • LAW 418.3
    • LAW 420.3
    • LAW 422.3
    • LAW 424.3
    • LAW 426.3
    • LAW 429.3 Law and Disability
    • LAW 431.3
    • LAW 432.3
    • LAW 433.3
    • LAW 435.3
    • LAW 438.3
    • LAW 442.3
    • LAW 443.3
    • LAW 446.3 Natural Resources Law
    • LAW 453.3
    • LAW 458.3
    • LAW 463.3
    • LAW 465.3
    • LAW 466.3
    • LAW 470.3 Business Finance
    • LAW 473.3
    • LAW 474.3
    • LAW 479.3
    • LAW 480.3 Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative Law
    • LAW 481.3
    • LAW 482.3
    • LAW 485.3
    • LAW 486.3
    • LAW 488.3
    • LAW 491.3
    • LAW 493.3
    • LAW 494.3
    • LAW 497.3

    *Students who choose to complete LAW 497.3 Legal Ethics Clinical Seminar must complete LAW 492.12 Clinical Law Practicum concurrently. LAW 492.12 Clinical Law Practicum will be counted toward the 15 credit unit course load per term required in Years 2 and 3.