• Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration

    Establish your business law specialty with a dual JD/MBA

    The dual JD/MBA from Hamline Law and Hamline Graduate School of Business prepares you for today’s complex business world and emphasizes themes of ethics, global awareness, strategic change, conflict management, critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, and effective communication.

    Law students in the joint degree program are able to integrate their sophisticated understanding of corporate, commercial, and regulatory law, and conflict management with a comprehensive foundation of business management concepts.

    The Hamline MBA is organized around six modules:

    1. Leading People with Integrity and Purpose
    2. Managing Financial Resources
    3. Leveraging Organizational Resources
    4. Improving and Protecting Resources
    5. Planning Change and Development (Part I)
    6. Planning Change and Development (Part II)

    MBA Courses Applicable to JD requirements

    • MBA Module 1 (8 credits), consisting of:
      • MBA 8160: Leadership Development
      • MBA 8140: Critical Thinking
      • MBA 8101: Management & Organizational Behavior
    • MBA Module 2 (8 credits)
      • MBA 8250: Financial Accounting
      • MBA 8210: Managerial Accounting
      • MBA 8240: Managerial Economics
    • MBA Module 5 (8 credits)
      • MBA 80XX: Elective
      • MBA 8420: Strategic Financial Analysis
      • MBA 8495: Strategic Management and Field Study/Capstone I
    • MBA Module 6 (8 credits)
      • MBA 80XX: Elective
      • MBA 8496: Strategic Management and Field Study/Capstone II
    •  Other Coursework (3 credits)
      • MBA 8350: Marketing Management 

    To Apply

    You must apply separately and be accepted into both Hamline Law and Hamline School of Business. You begin integrating modules of the MBA after completing your first year of law school. Registration should be completed through the law school as long as you are attending there.

    Additional paths to business law knowledge

    In addition to the dual JD/MBA degree, you can establish a business law specialty through a Business Law Certificate, offered through Hamline’s Business Law Institute. If you want to simply gain general business knowledge that may help you in your career, you can take MBA core courses as electives toward your JD, up to 9 total law school credits (a 4-credit graduate school class equals 3 law school credits). Courses must be approved in advance by the associate dean, and registration completed through the law school.