Catalogue 2020 - 2021

Juris Doctor/Master of Science (JD/MS in Organizational Leadership) in Organizational Leadership

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 a graduate leadership program 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 6 credits of business coursework can be applied toward the 88 credits required for the JD degree, and, 6 credits of law coursework can be applied toward the 30 credits required for the MS in Organizational Leadership 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 MS in Organizational Leadership 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 Dean’s Office for specific information on application for admissions.

Total Credit Hours: 88