About the JD/MBA Program
If you want to broaden your career opportunities in the fields of business and law, consider Stetson University's J.D./M.B.A. program. Students completing the program receive both an M.B.A. degree from the Stetson University School of Business Administration and a J.D. degree from the Stetson University College of Law. Holders of these degrees can use the J.D. to provide legal context for managerial activities and the M.B.A. to sharpen administrative and managerial decision-making skills. Many CEOs and upper-level managers hold law degrees.
At Stetson University's College of Law, competence comes from a solid academic curriculum backed by an intensive program of skills training through legal clinics and other real-law experiences. As a graduate of the program, you will enter the workforce ready to work with a solid education in business and law designed to develop management competencies.
In this program, you will enjoy a significant savings in required coursework. Both degrees may be completed within three years. The M.B.A. program accepts 12 credit hours from a list of directed electives in the law program, and the College of Law accepts 12 credit hours from the M.B.A. program of study. Your net benefit is a reduction of 24 credit hours when compared to pursuing the two degrees independently.
- The required graduate business courses for the J.D./M.B.A. program are offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings (fall and spring) and Monday and Tuesday evenings (summer) at the College of Law campus in Gulfport, Fla.
- Two M.B.A. classes are offered in each of the fall, spring and summer semesters at the College of Law.
- Students generally begin M.B.A. classes during their fourth semester in law school and may begin M.B.A. classes in the fall, spring or summer.
- All advanced-level M.B.A. requirements for the J.D./M.B.A. program can be satisfied at the College of Law.
- M.B.A. degree courses are also offered at Stetson University's historic campus in DeLand and at the Celebration center near Orlando.
The Office of Admissions invites you to attend an information session to learn more about the JD/MBA dual degree program offered through Stetson University College of Law.
How to Participate in the JD/MBA Program
To participate in the J.D./M.B.A. program you must first apply to the College of Law and successfully be admitted. Upon completing your first year of law studies, you may then apply to add the M.B.A. degree to your program. You must be admitted into the J.D. program, offered by the College of Law, and the M.B.A. program, offered by Stetson's School of Business Administration, independently. All entrance requirements for both programs must be satisfied.
When applying to the M.B.A. program, you may request that copies of your transcripts, recommendation letters and L.S.A.T. scores be sent from the College of Law to the Office of Graduate Business Programs, which will also require an official copy of your transcript from the College of Law reflecting your progress in the J.D. program. Transcripts and L.S.A.T. scores are sent from the registrar's office at the College of Law and the recommendation letters are sent from the admission office at the College of Law. You may be exempt from the G.M.A.T. by presenting acceptable L.S.A.T. scores.
The required graduate coursework for the M.B.A. portion of the J.D./M.B.A. program consists of 18 credit hours of M.B.A. core courses, which are listed below. The remaining 12 hours for the M.B.A. degree must include Law 3255- Corporations and 9 hours from the list of directed electives from the law curriculum.
JD/MBA Core Courses
Please view the Stetson University Course Catalog for more information on the curriculum and courses for this academic program.