Accelerate your dual degree in our J.D./M.B.A program. This degree track helps you develop a diverse skillset that’s highly sought-after in the job market. Even better? You can save 12 credit hours in the process. Our J.D./M.B.A program requires a total of 114 credit hours compared with 126 if you pursued each degree separately. This program is made possible by a partnership with the OCU Meinders School of Business.
Law students may apply to the Meinders School of Business at any time prior to the completion of their fifth semester of law school. (Each summer semester counts as one-half of a full semester.)
Once you have been admitted to the School of Law, it is not necessary to complete a separate graduate school application. Instead, the GMAT may be waived, and the law school will forward a copy of your law school application, transcript, personal statement, résumé, and letters of recommendation to the Graduate Admissions Office for consideration. Applicants must meet all admission requirements of Meinders School of Business.
If you wish to begin business courses prior to being admitted to the law school, you must apply separately through Graduate Admissions.
Business students may apply to the School of Law at any time prior to completion of 12 credit hours in the Meinders School of Business. A Meinders School of Business student must begin law studies in the first August following the decision to pursue the joint degree.
In the School of Law, candidates must complete all required courses, as well as Income Tax, Agency and Partnership, and Secured Transactions. In the Meinders School of Business, candidates are exempt from taking Legal Environment and International Transactions, and Business Ethics in the M.B.A. generalist track.
GPA’s for J.D./M.B.A. candidates will be calculated separately. Your law school GPA and rank will be determined based only on law school classes. You will receive a separate GPA for business coursework.