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Registration Guide for JD/MBA Students


The information on this page provides a general guide to help JD/MBA students plan their MBA experience.

JD/MBA students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 48 approved credits of MBA course work: The 48 credits of MBA course work, must include thirty-three (33) credits of required courses (including 3 credits of MBA Experiential Elective course work) and fifteen (15) additional credits of MBA elective course work.  Specific information about required courses and credits are available in the student handbook.  If you have questions about graduation requirements, curricular path or registration options, contact Judy O'Neill or Karen Arthur.

JD/MBA students who start the MBA program prior to their first year at the College of Law or following their first year at the College of Law, will follow the registration guide shown in Sample 1.

JD/MBA students who start the MBA program after their second year at the College of Law will follow the registration guide shown in Sample 2.


Sample 1 - JD/MBA student starts MBA program prior to the first year in the College of Law or following the first year in the College of Law

During the first two years of the four year program, MBA/JD students complete one academic year in the MBA program and one in the law program. During the third and fourth years of the MBA/JD program, students are concurrently enrolled in the law and MBA program. Generally, third and fourth-year MBA/JD students will take two-thirds of their courses at the College of Law and one-third at the Atkinson School.

1st MBA Year - Fall Semester - JD/MBA Students  (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 5101: Managing Organizations: Individuals, Teams and Human Resources (1.5 credits)
  • GSM 5102: Managing Organizations: Design and Change (1.5 credits)
  • GSM 5103: Data Analysis, Modeling & Decision Making (3 credits)
  • GSM 5105: Accounting for Managers (3 credits)
  • GSM 5107: Marketing: Creating Satisfied Consumers (3 credits)
  • GSM 5108: PACE I: Consulting for Not-for-Profit & Government Organizations, and Achieving Your Career Goals (3 credits)

1st MBA Year - Spring Semester - JD/MBA Students   (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 5109: PACE II: Consulting for Not-for-Profit & Government Organizations, and Developing an Entrepreneurial Venture (3 credits)
  • GSM 5110: Economics, Finance and Markets (3 credits)
  • GSM 5114: Operations and Systems Management (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)


Year 3 and 4 - Concurrent Enrollment in MBA and Law - (18 MBA credits plus Law credits)

  • GSM 6121: Politics and Public Policy for Managers (3 credits - fall semester)
  • GSM 6123: Strategic Management (3 credits - spring semester)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or Experiential Elective (3 credits)
    Note: all students must successfully complete at least one 3 credit experiential elective course during the MBA program


Sample 2 - JD/MBA student starts MBA program after their second year in the College of Law

JD/MBA students who begin the MBA program after their second year at the College of Law, will complete the first-year of the MBA program during the third year of the JD/MBA program. These students will then complete the remaining 18 credits of MBA course work during the fourth year of the JD/MBA program. 

1st MBA Year - Fall Semester - JD/MBA Students  (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 5101: Managing Organizations: Individuals, Teams and Human Resources (1.5 credits)
  • GSM 5102: Managing Organizations: Design and Change (1.5 credits)
  • GSM 5103: Data Analysis, Modeling & Decision Making (3 credits)
  • GSM 5105: Accounting for Managers (3 credits)
  • GSM 5107: Marketing: Creating Satisfied Consumers (3 credits)
  • GSM 5108: PACE I: Consulting for Not-for-Profit & Government Organizations, and Achieving Your Career Goals (3 credits)

1st MBA Year - Spring Semester - JD/MBA Students   (15 MBA credits)

  • GSM 5109: PACE II: Consulting for Not-for-Profit & Government Organizations, and Developing an Entrepreneurial Venture (3 credits)
  • GSM 5110: Economics, Finance and Markets (3 credits)
  • GSM 5114: Operations and Systems Management (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)

4th Year of JD/MBA Program - Concurrent Enrollment in MBA and Law - (18 MBA Credits plus Law courses)

  • GSM 6121: Politics and Public Policy for Managers (3 credits - fall semester)
  • GSM 6123: Strategic Management (3 credits - spring semester)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective (3 credits)
  • GSM 6___: MBA Elective or MBA Experiential Elective (3 credits)
    * Note: all students must successfully complete at least one 3 credit experiential elective course during the MBA program

Choosing Electives for Your Areas of Interest

See the areas of interest web pages to review elective courses recommended for each area of interest.  If you have questions about which courses you should take, you are always welcome to consult with the faculty, career management staff or Judy O'Neill.