With the relationship between industry and society becoming increasingly complex, the administration of private and public business enterprises requires greater interaction with the legal system. At the same time, there is an increasing need for lawyers who are fully trained in administration and management.
In recognition of this interdisciplinary need, the MBA has a combined degree program leading to both a J.D. and an MBA, offered through both the University of Baltimore School of Law and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
The MBA/J.D. program allows you to earn MBA and J.D. degrees in an integrated sequence of courses over a three- to four-year period. The law schools will transfer 9 credits of required MBA courses as law electives, and the MBA program will transfer 9 credits of law electives as MBA electives.
Admission and Advisement
Students need to apply and be admitted to both law schools and to the MBA program. The LSAT may be used in lieu of the GMAT for students who have been accepted into the law schools.
The MBA/J.D. adviser prepares a program plan of study that lists the courses required to meet the MBA degree requirements. Both law schools also counsel students, particularly with regard to blending the degree requirements.
Students do not take business courses during the first year of law school and either begin their MBA after the first year or interrupt the MBA for two semesters.
Foundation Courses (12 credits)
For information pertaining to waiving Foundation Courses, see our FAQs.
|ACCT 505||Accounting Essentials (1.5)|
|ECON 505||Micro Economics (1.5)|
|ECON 506||Macro Economics (1.5)|
|FIN 505||Essentials of Finance (1.5)|
|MKTG 505||Marketing Essentials (1.5)|
|OPM 505||Intro to Operations Management (1.5)|
|OPRE 505||Fundamentals of Statistics (1.5)|
|OPRE 506||Managerial Statistics (1.5)|
Required Core Courses (18 credits)
|ACCT 605||Performance Management and Accounting Controls (3)|
|ECON 605||Business and Public Policy in a Global Economy (1.5)|
|ENTR 605||Creativity and the Entrepreneurial Mindset (1.5)|
|FIN 605||Financial Management (1.5)|
|INSS 605||IT for Business Transformation (3)|
|MGMT 605||Leading with Integrity (1.5)|
|MKTG 605||Marketing Strategy (1.5)|
|OPRE 605||Business Analytics (1.5)|
|MGMT 790||Strategic Management Capstone (3)|
Flexible Core Courses (9 credits)
FINANCE (AFTER TAKING FIN 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):
FIN 615 Entrepreneurial Finance (1.5) OR
FIN 625 Corporate Finance (1.5)
MANAGEMENT (AFTER TAKING MGMT 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):
MGMT 615 Managing in a Dynamic Environment (3) OR
MGMT 625 Collaboration, Negotiation and Conflict Management (3)
MARKETING (AFTER TAKING MKTG 605, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):
MKTG 615 Entrepreneurial Marketing (1.5) OR
MKTG 625 Customers and Markets (1.5)
OPERATIONS AND SUPPLY CHAIN (AFTER TAKING OPM 505, SELECT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING):
OPM 615 Innovation and Project Management (3) OR
OPM 625 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
Nine credits of electives are transferred from a student’s law school coursework. One 3-credit elective must be taken from the MBA program in one of the following disciplines: accounting, finance, information systems, management or marketing.