Integrating Law and Business
With Valpo’s joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration program, students can earn two degrees on one campus. In order to pursue the dual degree program, students must first be admitted into both the Law School and the MBA Program. Students typically complete both degrees in four years:
- Year 1: Students take only law courses.
- Years 2-4: Students develop a personalized schedule incorporating courses from law and business.
An option to save time and money
Students in the J.D./MBA program can complete their degrees sooner because certain courses count toward both the J.D. and the MBA. Students enrolled in the J.D./MBA Dual Degree Program only pay Law School tuition during the fall and spring semesters for all law and graduate courses while enrolled as a full time law student.
|404||Corporate Finance||3 cr.|
|409||Labor Arbitration||2 cr.|
|410||International Business Transactions||3 cr.|
|416||Non-profit Organizations||2 cr.|
|440||Regulation of Industry||2 cr.|
|443||Antitrust Law||3 cr.|
|444||Workers’ Compensation Law||2 cr.|
|445||Labor Law||3 cr.|
|446||Employment Law||3 cr.|
|448||Environmental Law and Policy||3 cr.|
|489||Employee Health Plans: ERISA & HIPAA||2 cr.|
|495-R||The Law of eCommerce||3 cr.|
|504||Mergers and Acquisitions||2 or 3 cr.|
|505||Income Taxation of Corporations and Partnerships||3 cr.|
|530||Business Planning||3 cr.|
|MBA 610||Accounting Information for Decision Analysis||3 cr.|
|MBA 620||Financial Analysis||2 cr.|
|MBA 710||Taxes and Decision Making||3 cr.|
A recent study by Adam Smith, Esq., shows that top-tier consulting firms and financial corporations prefer J.D./MBA. and pay a premium of approximately 20 percent more than the starting salary of a J.D. alone.
Students who enroll in the dual degree program will work with their advisors to develop a specific course of study that meets the requirements for both degrees.
Assistant Director of Graduate Programs in Management
Associate Professor of Law