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In a growing global economy, the career paths of business and law professionals have become increasingly convergent. The role of an attorney in the day-to-day management of businesses has become vital, as the modern business professional needs immediate access to sound legal advice.

The JD/MBA dual-degree program in business and law enables the student to complete both degrees with six fewer courses than would be required if the degrees were pursued separately. Students completing the dual degree will earn an MBA with a specialization in business law as well as the JD degree.

Degree Requirements

  • During the completion of the JD/MBA program, the equivalent of nine credit hours from each degree program are counted toward the other degree program. This feature enables the student to complete both degrees with fewer courses than would be required if the degrees were pursued separately.
  • Students completing the dual degree will earn an MBA with a specialization in business law, as well as earning the JD degree. Students work with an advisor in each school to plan their respective programs of study.
  • Generally, a total of 11 to 16 MBA courses are required for the completion of the MBA, plus the nine credit hours transferred from the School of Law.
  • Students must complete at least 15 quarter hours (generally five courses) in the Quinlan School of Business before completing their law coursework in order to earn the "course sharing" benefits of the MBA/JD program.

How to Apply

This dual degree program is open only to current Loyola Law School students. Current law students should apply during their second semester in the law school for admission the following fall quarter. Students will begin their studies in Quinlan during their second year in the Law School. 

Law school students with a 158 LSAT and who have completed their first year of law studies with a 3.0 GPA and are in good standing will be granted automatic admission to the MBA program upon application. Students work with an advisor in each school to plan their respective programs of study.