J.D./M.B.A. Dual-Degree

The College of Law and Stetson's AACSB-accredited School of Business Administration offer an accelerated course of study leading to Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees. This program is designed to broaden career opportunities in the fields of law and business. Students must be admitted to both programs. Full-time students can complete both degrees within three years, including at least one summer. Part-time students also are eligible for this program. Courses in the M.B.A. program are taught online, which offers flexibility for student schedules

About the J.D./M.B.A. 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 typically accepts 9 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 21 credit hours when compared to pursuing the two degrees independently.

Course Availability

  •  The required graduate business courses for the J.D./M.B.A. program are all offered online.

  •  Two M.B.A. classes are offered in each of the fall, spring and summer semesters. The classes run consecutively in two 8-week sessions.

  •  Full-time students generally begin M.B.A. classes after their second 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 through online M.B.A. courses and selected College of Law live courses.

How to Participate in the J.D./M.B.A. 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 Admissions, 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 Office of Admissions at the College of Law.

J.D./M.B.A. Core Courses

The required graduate coursework for the MBA portion of the J.D./MBA program consists of 27 credit hours of MBA core courses. To satisfy the elective requirements for the M.B.A. degree, students must take at least 9 hours of approved elective courses from the law curriculum, which must include LAW 3255 Corporations or LAW 3154 Business Entities.

Please view the Stetson University Course Catalog for more information on the curriculum and courses for this academic program.

J.D./M.B.A. Tuition and Financial Aid

For information about J.D./M.B.A. tuition and financial aid, please visit Stetson University's Tuition and Fees page.

More Information

The Office of Admissions at the College of Law invites you to contact us to learn more about the JD/MBA dual degree program offered through Stetson University College of Law.