The School of Law and the College of Business Administration (CBA) offer joint programs in legal and administrative studies JD/MBA. This combination may be of interest to students preparing for careers in such areas as corporate law. or legal practice in government. The total amount of time required to complete a joint degree program is shorter than the time required to complete both programs independently because some required courses in one college fulfill course requirements in the other college. The reciprocal acceptance of course credits by each school is the essence of the joint program.
In order to pursue the JD/MBA cooperative program, the student must apply to, and be accepted by, both the School of Law and the College of Business Administration. Students should apply to the School of Law first. Once accepted the student can then use their LSAT in place of the GMAT and their Law School letters of recommendation for their College of Business Administration application. The student should contact each college independently for information concerning admission criteria and procedures. Individuals with baccalaureate degrees in any field of study are eligible to apply for a joint program.
It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing. I-20 forms are processed by the Office of International Programs.
The School of Law should be contacted for its application deadline information.
|This program provides an unparalleled opportunity for MBA students. Akron’s Law School is consistently rated as a best school due in part to the high passage rate of its graduates. It is also known for its program in intellectual property rights. As business continues to be more globally intertwined and these rights are something that every manager should be aware of.|
|MBA Gateway Courses (0-12 credits)|
|6400:655||Government and Business||3|
|3250:600||600 Foundations of Economic Analysis||3|
|(*Required for students with no work experience; taken for credit but not applied toward graduation requirements.)|
|Gateway courses may be waived based on recent comparable coursework or waiver exams.|
|Students must show proficiency in the following areas critical to success in the MBA:|
|MBA Professional Courses* (6 credits)|
|6700:696||Leading and influencing (required in year 1, first semester)||1|
|6700:696||Professional Integrity and Social Responsibility||1|
|6700:601||Business Analytics and Information Strategy||3|
|MBA Core Courses* (18 credits)|
|6200:610||Process Analysis and Cost Management||3|
|6400:674||Strategic Financial Decision Making||3|
|6500:670||Management of Supply Chain and Operations||3|
|6500:652||Managing People in Organizations||3|
|6800:605||International Business Environments||3|
|*All core and Professional courses require Excel, writing and statistics proficiency prior to enrollment.|
|MBA Action Learning Course (0-3 credits)|
|The Action learning course CAN be satisfied within the concentration|
|Concentration Courses (9-12 credits)|
|(May be up to 6 credits of Law transfer courses as approved by the College, or up to 9 credits for Interdisciplinary)|
|6500:695||Organizational Strategy *||3|
|*(Restricted to students graduating within two semesters.)|
All assistantships (and any fellowships) are awarded through the academic department. Students interested in obtaining an assistantship must apply. New students may indicate on their online application for admission that they would like to be considered for an assistantship. Current students must contact the academic department for application information. Each department may have different requirements for assistantship applicants, so all students should contact the academic department to determine these particular requirements. Only those students fully admitted to a master’s or doctoral degree-seeking program are eligible for a graduate assistantship. Students admitted as non-degree seeking or to a certificate program may not hold an assistantship.
Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.
Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.
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