In addition to separate degree programs in law and business, the School of Law and the Greehey School of Business also offer a joint program of study leading to the simultaneous awarding of graduate degrees in law and business, the J.D. and Greehey MBA. The joint degree allows a student to complete the requirements for both degrees in three to four years, depending on business prerequisite requirements.
MBA and Law Courses
For students with the appropriate business background, the J.D. and M.B.A. degrees may be earned in the joint program with the completion of 112 hours of law and business courses, 12 hours less than the normal requirements for both degrees if pursued separately.
To satisfy the 91 hours of law courses for the J.D. degree and the 33 hours of business courses for the MBA degree, six hours of law courses are transferred as elective credit for the MBA degree and six hours of MBA courses are transferred as elective credit for the J.D. degree.