JD/LLM/MBA

Triple Degree Program: A Specialized Option for Business Majors

The University of Miami School of Law and the Miami Business School have created a triple degree program - a JD, an LLM in Taxation, Estate Planning, or Real Property Development, and an MBA-  which can be completed in just four years and two summers.

This program offers a combination of legal and business degrees to students who were undergraduate business majors. These credentials are ideal for anyone with a long-term goal of servicing top corporate clients or becoming a senior executive at a bank, real estate company, or financial institution. They also serve as significant assets in today’s competitive marketplace to any attorney starting out in tax or real estate law.

Students are able to complete both the LLM and JD degrees in seven semesters and can complete an MBA degree with an additional two semesters or fewer, if summer school courses are taken. 

To obtain detailed program admission, please reference the program brochure which can be requested by contacting the Office of Recruiting and Admissions at 305-284-2510 or visit our website.

Admission Requirements

  • The program is open only to individuals who were undergraduate business majors.
  • The program enables students to obtain three degrees in four years—a JD, an MBA and an LLM
  • Once JD students begin their second year of law school, they can apply to the specific LLM program in either Tax or Real Property Development by the end of spring semester after having completed specific pre-requisites.
  • During the second year, students should also apply to the one-year MBA program by the Early Decision deadline of June 1 to be considered for One-Year MBA program. (Note that there are additional deadline date options for the MBA program, allowing students to apply up until December 1 for a January [spring semester] start.) 
  • Students must have the results of their GMAT exam when they apply as only complete applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. 

Curriculum Requirements

JD REQUIREMENTS76
LLM REQUIREMENTS26-30
LLM in Taxation (26 credit hours)
Federal Wealth Transfer Tax
International Inbound
International Outbound
Corporate Tax
Partnership Tax
Property Transactions
Electives
LLM in Estate Planning (30 credit hours)
Corporate Tax
Federal Wealth Transfer Tax
Income Tax for Estate Planning
Federal Income Tax, Trusts, and Estates
INTRODUCTION TO ESTATE PLANNING AND PROBATE
Partnership Tax
Modular Courses
Capstone Project
LLM in Real Property Development (30 credit hours)
MBA REQUIREMENTS
ACC 670Financial Reporting and Analysis2
BSL 690Responsible Business2
BTE 610Digital Transformation2
BUS 610Communicating for Career Success2
BUS 628Multidisciplinary Action Projects3
FIN 641Valuation and Financial Decision Making2
FIN 642The Financial Environment2
MAS 632Management Science Models for Decision Making2
MGT 622High Performance Teams2
MGT 623Human Resource Systems2
MGT 677Corporate Strategy and Organization2
MKT 641Marketing Research and Decision Making2
MKT 650Strategic Marketing2
Additional Required Courses*
Electives8
Total Credit Hours137-141

Sample Plan of Study

JD/LLM/MBA

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
JD Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Spring
JD Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Year Two
Fall
JD Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Spring
JD Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Summer
MBA Courses 17
 Credit Hours17
Year Three
Fall
LLM Courses 13-15
 Credit Hours13-15
Spring
LLM Courses 13-15
 Credit Hours13-15
Year Four
Fall
MBA Courses 18
 Credit Hours18
Spring
JD Courses 12
 Credit Hours12
 Total Credit Hours137-141