M.B.A Degree Options
Generalist MBA - 36 hours.
M.B.A. plus Specialization - 39-45 hours depending on the specialization.
JD/MBA joint degree - 30 + 84 hours
MSN/MBA joint degree - 30 hours + MSN
Regardless of the applicant's undergraduate major, those with out the necessary MBA prerequisites may be required to establish competency in the foundation block courses before advancing to the M.B.A. program. Foundation block courses do not count toward required M.B.A. course work.
To participate in this program, students must be admitted to both schools; all the usual entrance requirements apply. There is no required sequence for admission, meaning students may apply and matriculate at either school first. Law students may apply to the MSB at any time prior to the end of the fifth semester at the law school. An MSB student who wishes to pursue the joint degree must begin law studies in the first August following his or her decision to pursue the joint degree. Joint degree candidates must satisfy all MBA prerequisites. Joint degree students must take 30 hours from the MBA, over and above any foundation classes, and 84 hours from the Law School. This compares with a typical 36-hour requirement for the MBA and 90 hours for the Law School if the student were to pursue the degrees separately. Joint degree students are exempt from taking Legal and Ethical Environment of Business and one elective course in the M.B.A. program.
Students in the Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) nursing administration track may also earn an M.B.A. degree by completing an additional 30 credit hours. Students will have a faculty advisor from both programs to help assure proper completion of the two degrees, may work on the degrees sequentially or concurrently, and may start the M.B.A. option at any time. Requirements for the M.S.N. are the same as the nursing administration track.