Catalogue 2015 - 2016

Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration

The College of Business and School of Law at Western New England University have collaborated to offer a program unique to western Massachusetts for those students interested in attaining their MBA while pursuing a career in law. This is a dual degree program, where students completing the requirements for each program will receive two separate degrees, one in business and one in law. Pursuing both degrees allows students to take advantage of cross credits, where 12 credits of business coursework can be applied toward the 88 credits required for the JD degree, and, nine credits of law coursework can be applied toward the 36 credits required for the MBA degree.

This is a structured program designed to meet the guidelines delineated by the American Bar Association and AACSB International accreditation. Candidates for the program must have a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university. Students are required to apply to both the MBA program through the College of Business and the J.D. program through the School of Law. Those interested in this degree option should contact the School of Law Admission Office and College of Business Associate Dean’s Office for specific information on application for admissions.