UMass Dartmouth's UMass Law and Charlton College of Business have established a joint JD/MBA degree program that lets you enroll in the Master of Business Administration program and the Juris Doctor program simultaneously.
Integrate the study of advanced management & the law
The Juris Doctor & Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA) degree allows students to integrate advanced management study and a law school education in a structure compatible with part-time as well as full-time study. Classes are held during the evening hours, on weekends, and during the day.
Because students may use credits earned in one of the programs in the other, the amount of time required to earn both degrees is less than would be possible without the joint program. Full-time students may enroll simultaneously in business and law courses, and they can complete both degrees in approximately 3½ years. Part-time students typically register for an entire semester in one program, and they can complete both degrees in 5 years with summer study.
12 MBA concentrations available
- Business Analytics
- Contemporary Business
- Environmental Policy
- Health Systems Management
- International Business
- Public Management
- Supply Chain Management and Information Systems
- Sustainable Development
Up to nine credits of electives that are taken at the Charlton College of Business can be used to satisfy the JD degree. The JD/MBA Policy Statement (rev. April 2022) lists the courses that are currently approved. Students should note that these credits are not offered at UMass Law and cannot be used to satisfy the requirement that at least 65 credit hours of their legal education can be obtained by attending regularly scheduled classes at UMass Law. The grades in courses taken at the Charlton College of Business will not be included in a student’s law school GPA.
Up to 9 credits of courses that are taken at UMass Law can be used to satisfy the business electives requirement to obtain the MBA degree. The JD/MBA Policy Statement (rev. April 2022)lists the courses that are currently approved.
Course descriptions, schedules and requirements
Applicants for the JD/MBA joint degree program should meet the entrance requirements set by each program. Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other. Applications are welcome from students with baccalaureate degrees in any field.