Juris Doctor /Master of Business Administration

The University of Miami School of Law and the Miami Herbert Business School offer a joint degree program in law and business. Upon completion of this program, a student earns the Juris Doctor degree from the School of Law and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Miami Herbert Business School.

Independently, the JD degree requires the completion of 88 credits, while the MBA degree requires 56 credits. Students enrolled in the JD/MBA dual-degree program benefit from a total of 16 shared credit hours, reducing the overall required course load to 128 credits for both degrees.

Requirements for Admission

Students who apply for the joint J.D./M.B.A. program must apply to both the School of Law and the Miami Herbert Business School. The applicant must achieve a qualifying score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) for admission to the respective schools. The applicant must notify both schools that he or she is applying for the joint J.D./M.B.A. program, and in order to remain in the joint program, the student must meet minimum standards of both the School of Law and the Miami Herbert Business School.

To obtain detailed program admission information, 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.

Curriculum Requirements

JD REQUIREMENTS82
In addition to all requirements for the J.D degree., students in the joint J.D./M.B.A. program must complete the following courses:
Professional Responsibility
And two of the following:
Business Association
Commercial Law: Secured Transactions
Federal Income Tax I
MBA REQUIREMENTS (46 credit hours)
ACC 670Financial Reporting and Analysis2
ACC 671Accounting for Decision Making2
BSL 690Responsible Business2
BTE 610Digital Transformation2
BUS 610Communicating for Career Success (Optional)2
ECO 685Managerial Decisions in a Global Economy2
FIN 641Valuation and Financial Decision Making2
FIN 642The Financial Environment2
MAS 631Statistics for Managerial Decision Making2
MAS 632Management Science Models for Decision Making2
MGT 620Managing Through People2
MGT 643Principles of Operations Management2
MGT 675Business Policy and Strategy2
MGT 677Corporate Strategy and Organization2
MKT 640Foundations of Marketing Management2
MKT 650Strategic Marketing2
Electives *14
Total Credit Hours128

*7 electives (14 credits) are required. Elective offerings are based on class demand. 

Sample Plan of Study

3 1/2-Year JD/MBA Program: MBA begins after 1L Year

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
Law Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Spring
Law Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Summer
Law Courses 6
 Credit Hours6
Year Two
Fall
Law Courses 5
MBA Courses 12
 Credit Hours17
Spring
Law Courses 4
MBA Courses 13
 Credit Hours17
Summer
Law Courses 6
 Credit Hours6
Year Three
Fall
Law Courses 9
MBA Courses 8
 Credit Hours17
Spring
Law Courses 4
MBA Courses 13
 Credit Hours17
Year Four
Fall
Law Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours128

Sample Plan of Study

4-Year JD/MBA Program: MBA begins after 1L Year

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
Law Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Spring
Law Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Year Two
Fall
Law Courses 5
MBA Courses 12
 Credit Hours17
Spring
Law Courses 4
MBA Courses 13
 Credit Hours17
Year Three
Fall
Law Courses 8
MBA Courses 8
 Credit Hours16
Spring
Law Courses 4
MBA Courses 13
 Credit Hours17
Year Four
Fall
Law Courses 15
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Law Courses 14
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours128

Sample Plan of Study

4-Year JD/MBA Program: MBA begins after 2L Year

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
Law Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Spring
Law Courses 16
 Credit Hours16
Summer
Law Courses 6
 Credit Hours6
Year Two
Fall
Law Courses 15
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Law Courses 15
 Credit Hours15
Year Three
Fall
Law Courses 3
MBA Courses 12
 Credit Hours15
Spring
Law Courses 3
MBA Courses 13
 Credit Hours16
Year Four
Fall
Law Courses 6
MBA Courses 8
 Credit Hours14
Spring
Law Courses 2
MBA Courses 13
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours128