Dual-Degree: Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration
Program: Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration
Cooperating Institution: University of Connecticut School of Business Administration
The JD/MBA dual degree program is designed for students whose career goals include domestic or international business, management, international finance, or public service, as well as such specialized areas of tax accounting, investment management, corporate organization or the legal aspects of marketing. With a flexible curriculum and course of study options, the program is suitable to most schedules. The School of Law offers day and evening courses, while the School of Business Administration offers full time programs at Storrs as well as part time evening and summer programs at its Hartford and Stamford campuses.
Admission Requirements and Course of Study: All students who wish to pursue a dual degree program must first be granted separate admission into both programs. A dual degree enrollment form, approved by each school will also be required. Students in the dual degree program may obtain both degrees in 4 years, compared with five years, if both degrees were pursued separately. All dual degree candidates must take the required first year curriculum of both the School of Law and School of Business Administration. Students may begin study at either school. Students beginning at the School of Law will complete a minimum of 33 credits after one year of full time study. Students beginning at the School of Business Administration at the Storrs campus will complete 30 credits after one year of full time study. Students choosing to begin at the School of Business Administration at the West Hartford or Stamford campuses will pursue a part time course of study and must take a minimum of 24 credits before beginning their first year program at the School of Law. Throughout the remaining years of study, students may take courses at either school depending on their preference and the availability of desired courses. Additionally, all students must comply with the rules regarding credit load limitations. When credits from both programs are combined, without prior approval from the Associate Dean, full time students may not exceed 16 credits and part time students may not exceed 11 credits per semester.
Completion Requirements: In addition to satisfaction of the requirements of both programs of study, dual degree candidates are required to complete these programs concurrently. The final award of transfer credit is contingent upon completion of both programs.
Transfer Agreement: The JD degree program requires completion of 86 credits (including all required first-year courses, a course in Legal Ethics and Responsibility, and an intensive, analytical paper which satisfies a writing requirement). The School of Law will accept 12 credits from among a student's MBA elective courses for transfer.
The MBA degree program requires completion of 57 credits (including the Core Requirements and the Capstone course, taken in the last semester of study). The School of Business Administration reduces the amount of credits needed for graduation by 15 credits for dual degree students.
University of Connecticut School of Law
Professor Kurt Strasser
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
University of Connecticut School of Business Administration
Storrs: Michael Deotte 860-486-4478
Stamford: Jennifer Grey 203-251-8440
Hartford: Afshin Ghiaei 860-728-2403