Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Dual Degree - Law - JG

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the Law School offer a dual degree that enables students to pursue concurrent work in Business Administration and Law, leading to the MBA and JD degrees.

The MBA/JD Dual Degree is arranged so that all requirements for both degrees are completed in four years of enrollment. The degrees are awarded simultaneously. This combined degree program is not open to students who have already earned either the MBA or JD degrees. Students registered in the first year of either program may apply, and law students may apply in their second year as well.

Students admitted to this dual degree program must satisfy the following degree requirements:

1) The MBA 57 credit hour degree program including:
45 Business Administration Credits, made up of:
• Roughly 30 credit hour MBA core (no credit is awarded for Business Administration core courses successfully waived;
credit must be earned with Business electives);
• Roughly 15 elective hours in Business Administration;
• MBA Communication Requirement.

2) The JD degree program, if admitted to the Law School prior to May 2005, comprised of
a minimum of 80 credits toward the J.D., including:
• At least 64 credits earned in regularly scheduled Law School courses.
• A seminar, course in professional responsibility, transnational law, and an upper-class writing requirement.
• Up to 9 hours in transferable electives from the Business School.

If admitted to the Law School in May 2005 or later, a minimum of 82 credits are required for the JD degree.

The dual degree program may begin with studies in either school. Each school will apply its own deferred admission standards to students who elect to take the first year in the other school. In year four, the student will attend courses in both programs. Tuition will be assessed at either the Law School or Business School, whichever is higher, when courses toward both degrees are taken in one term. Students should see counselors in both programs to arrange an appropriate plan of study. No course work completed prior to admission in either program may be counted toward the MBA or JD requirements of the dual degree program.

Applicants interested in the MBA/JD combined program must file separate applications to and be admitted by both schools. Applicants must indicate on both applications that they are applying for this specific dual degree program (please make sure the correct box is checked on the MBA application). The application fee can be paid to either of the two schools; please include a note regarding disposition of the fee to the school not receiving the money.

Applicants must take the GMAT for admission to Michigan's Ross School of Business and the LSAT for admission to the Law School.

For basic information about the Law and Business Administration (JD/MBA) program, please visit the Law School web site at:



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