The College of Law and College of Business joint graduate pathway in law and business, J.D./M.B.A., permits the completion of both degrees concurrently. Current law students must meet with and submit all documents for admission to the College of Law joint graduate pathway coordinator before June 1 following their first year of law school. The College of Law joint graduate pathway coordinator will then submit their completed packet to the College of Law and the College of Business for approval. Any student who has completed M.B.A. coursework prior to matriculating to the College of Law, or who wishes to apply for the joint graduate pathway after beginning their second year of law school, must obtain prior written approval from the College of Law before applying for the joint graduate pathway.
Applicants to the M.B.A. program must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, an upper division (junior and senior) grade point average of 3.0 or better, and a competitive GMAT or GRE score. It is expected that most students admitted to the M.B.A. program will exceed these limits. Applicants should contact the College of Business to obtain specific information on the necessary GMAT or GRE requirements. Previous coursework in business is not required, but students applying to the M.B.A. Program are also expected to have a general knowledge of economics, finance, accounting, statistics, calculus and management principles. An LSAT score of 160 or higher will be considered for current College of Law students.