The Juris Doctor/Business Administration (JD/MBA) dual degree program gives senior business leaders the tools they need to lead an enterprise while being keeping fully abreast of the legal issues affecting the business world. Graduates will be capable of administering top-tier management responsibilities while also being able to identify relevant statutory issues and anticipate changes in the marketplace.
Interested applicants must first be accepted into the College of Law. Once a matriculant of the Law School, students apply to pursue a dual degree. Typically, this occurs during the first year of law school (1L.) The student is then automatically accepted into the MBA program and begins their studies in the College of Business and Public Management in 2L. Visit the College of Law Admissions page for further details.
There are 12 units of shared coursework between the JD and the MBA. Six units of elective coursework in the MBA program will count towards JD elective requirements, and six units of the JD elective coursework will count towards the MBA elective requirements.
The JD curriculum consists of 88 total semester units. The first year is composed of foundational doctrinal courses that introduce the values and skills necessary for mastery of the law. In 2L, students explore the Litigation Track and the Transactional Law Track as well as up to 14 hours of elective courses. In 3L, students discover real-life law experience through externships, practicums, and live-client clinics.
The MBA curriculum consists of 36 semester hours, including 24 hours of core courses. Up to 18 foundation courses may be required, depending on the student’s undergraduate coursework and professional experience. For full details, visit the MBA program page.
The MBA program offers multiple concentration options, including accounting, finance, information technology, international business, management and leadership, marketing, supply chain management, and health services management. Explore the MBA concentrations offered at La Verne.
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