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JD / MBA

The University of Miami School of Law and the School of Business Administration 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 School of Business Administration.

For students interested in this powerful, dual degree, Miami offers both a top Law School and an excellent Business School. In fact, UM's School of Business Administration not only has the world's foremost international business scholar according International Business Review, but the study also ranks the School of Business No. 20 in the world for international research, ahead of such elite institutions as Harvard University and the London Business School.

Students who apply for the joint J.D./M.B.A. program must apply to both the School of Law and the School of Business Administration. 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 School of Business Administration.

The School of Law and the School of Business each will accept the transfer of six credits from the other’s program. The J.D. degree requires 88 credits, but students in the joint program are permitted to count six credits earned from the School of Business Administration toward the J.D. degree. The M.B.A. degree requires 46 credits, but students in the joint program are permitted to count 10 credits earned from the Law School toward the M.B.A. degree. Hence, students in the J.D./M.B.A. program earn both degrees simultaneously, with 12 fewer credits than if the degrees were completed independently. Students must complete one year of law studies before commencing their business studies. How long it takes to earn both degrees depends on several factors (including whether the student takes summer law courses), but typically students will save about a year.


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Juris Doctor (J.D.)

J.D. candidates are permitted to count six credits earned from the School of Business Administration toward the J.D. degree. In addition to all other requirements for the J.D., students in the joint J.D./M.B.A. program must complete the following courses:

Business Associations (4 credits)
Commercial Law I (4 credits)
Federal Income Taxation (4 credits)

Students also must complete at least 12 credits from among the following courses, or similar courses relating to business that may be added to the curriculum:

Agency and Partnership (2 credits)
Alternative Dispute Resolution (3 credits)
Antitrust (3 credits)
Banking Law (3 credits)
Bankruptcy (3 credits)
Bankruptcy Tax (2 credits)
Business Litigation Workshop (2 credits)
Business Planning Workshop (2 credits)
Closely-Held Businesses (3 credits)
Commercial Law II (3 credits)
Comparative Corporate Governance Seminar (2 credits)
Consumer Law (3 credits)

Contemporary Issues in Class Action Litigation Seminar (2 credits)
Corporate Counsel (2 credits)
Corporate Finance (3 credits)
Corporate Tax (4 credits)
Doing Business in Latin America (3 credits)
Drafting Credit Documents Skills (2 credits)
Employment Discrimination (3 credits)
Employment Law (3 credits)
Exempt Organizations Seminar (2 credits)
Finance and Regulation of Health Care (3 credits)
Financial Accounting for Lawyers (3 credits)
Globalization & Law Seminar (2 credits)
Insurance Law (3 credits)
International Business Transactions (3 credits)
International Commercial Arbitration Seminar (2 credits)
International Sales (3 credits)
International Tax (3 credits)
International Trade Law (3 credits)
Introduction to the Deal (3 credits)
Investment Arbitration Seminar (2 credits)
Labor Law (3 credits)
Law and the Media Seminar (2 credits)
Legal Accounting (3 credits)
Mortgage Law (2 credits)
Municipal Bond Financing Seminar (2 credits)
Partnership Tax (3 credits)

Project Finance and Development in Latin America (2 credits)
Reorganization in Bankruptcy Seminar / Workshop (2 credits)
Securities Regulation (3 credits)
Securities Regulation II (3 credits)
State and Local Tax Workshop (2 credits)
Tax Planning Seminar (2 credits)
Taxation & Preservation of Investments Workshop (2 credits)
Transactions Skills Workshop (2 credits)
Wage Theft & Immigrant Worker Rights Workshop (2 credits)
Work Law Seminar (2 credits)
Workers Compensation (3 credits)

Cost and Financial Aid for the Joint Degree Programs

The costs associated with enrolling in a Joint Degree program will depend upon whether students are enrolled on a full-time basis in the School of Law during a particular semester. Students enrolled full-time at the School of Law (12-16 credits) will be charged $18,709 per semester for the 2009-2010 academic year. Students enrolled at the School of Law for 11 or fewer credits will be charged $1633 per credit for law credits. Students enrolled in other departments of the University will be charged on a per credit basis at the rate charged by those departments. A full schedule of tuition and fees for each department is available at www.miami.edu/osas/. Students should consult with both the Office of Financial Aid and the Dean of Students to coordinate their course selection in light of the cost of enrolling in a Joint Degree program.

Students requiring financial aid should request information from the Office of Financial Aid at the School of Law. It is strongly recommended that applicants seek counseling from a financial aid advisor in order to determine the feasibility of obtaining adequate student loans to cover tuition costs for both degrees—the J.D. and M.B.A.—as  well as additional funds required for living and incidental expenses. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for further information.

Students in the joint degree programs may be eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program or scholarships offered through the School of Law. However, please note that scholarships are only available for law credits; therefore if one’s law credits are less than full-time, the scholarship will be prorated. In all cases, financial aid deadlines must be observed.

For additional information concerning financial aid application procedures, please contact:

Office of Financial Aid
Attention: Joint J.D./M.B.A. Program
University of Miami School of Law
P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33124-8087
Tel: 305-284-3115 • Fax: 305-284-5868
E-mail: finaid@law.miami.edu


MBA Application Deadline for Fall 2015: January 15, 2015

For further information and an application to the School of Law, please contact:

Office of Admissions
Attention: Joint J.D./M.B.A. Program
University of Miami School of Law
P.O. Box 248087
Coral Gables, FL 33124-8087
Tel: 305-284-2795 • Fax: 305-284-3084
Email: admissions@law.miami.edu

For specific information about the curriculum, one may also contact the coordinator of the J.D./M.B.A. program:

Sandy Abraham
Executive Liaison, Interdisciplinary Programs and Initiatives
University of Miami School of Law
Tel: 305-284-4030
Email: sabraham@law.miami.edu

For additional information and application materials, please contact the School of Business at the following address:

School of Business Administration
Graduate Business Programs
Joint J.D./M.B.A. Program
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248505
Coral Gables, FL 33124-6524
Tel: 305-284-2510 or 800-531-7137
Fax: 305-284-1878
E-mail: mba@miami.edu
Web: www.bus.miami.edu

    School of Business Administration
    P.O. Box 248027, Coral Gables, Florida 33124-6520
 
 
TEL: 305-284-4643
FAX: 305-284-6526
 
GRADUATE: 305-284-2510
UNDERGRADUATE: 305-284-4641