JD/MBA Program

Jurist Doctor/Master of Business Administration

NKU Chase College of Law and the Haile / U.S. Bank College of Business offer a joint JD/MBA degree. The JD/MBA is an attractive alternative for individuals wishing to practice law and/or business in an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. It is designed to augment the knowledge of students who seek to expand their expertise in the business arena. Courses in Chase College of Law will serve as electives for the MBA degree, and Haile/US Bank MBA courses will serve as electives for the J.D. degree. Accordingly, the number of semester hours required to obtain the joint degree is fewer than the number required if each degree is pursued independently.

Admission Information

Applicants for the JD/MBA degree program must apply to and meet the separate admission requirements for each college.

The College of Law accepts an entering class only in fall semester. The College of Law operates a dual-division program, which accommodates full-time students. The Haile/US Bank College of Business accepts students only in the fall term as well. Applicants may apply for admission as full-time students in both sections of the program.

The law school application form must be obtained from and submitted to Admissions Office, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky 41099. The number for the Chase Admissions office is (859) 572-5490. Applications must be received by the College of Law no later than March 1 of the year in which the applicant hopes to enter. A separate application form must be submitted to the Haile/US Bank College of Business, the following is the link to apply for the MBA Program: http://www.nku.edu/apply.html

Applicants must apply for and take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) administered by the Law School Admission Council, Box 2000, 661 Penn Street, Newton, PA 18940-0998. The test is normally given in October, December, February, and June at testing centers in the United States and in some foreign countries. All arrangements to take the LSAT must be made with the Law School Admission Council no later than December of the year immediately preceding that of planned entry into the College of Law.

 

To be considered for admission to the MBA program, an applicant must submit the following:

1. An application for MBA admission and the application fee.

2. Official copies of transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) coursework.

3. An official copy of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score report taken within the last five (5) years. Exceptions to the GMAT requirement may include possession of another Masters, MD or Ph.D. degree.

4. A current resume (3 years of work experience is strongly encouraged).

5. A "Statement of Purpose" explaining your interest in an MBA degree in general and the NKU MBA degree in particular.

6. If applicable, an official copy of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and registration with the NKU Office for International Students and Scholars.

For application deadline dates and a more complete description of the MBA admission materials, see previous section on MBA program or contact us at mbusiness@nku.edu or (859)572-6336

Transfer Credit

Normally no more than 30 semester hours of law courses may be transferable toward the J.D. degree; no credit will be transferred for any course where a grade of less than C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) was received. Students wishing to transfer credit must have been in good standing at an American Bar Association-approved law school. All credit transferred will be with the grade of "credit." For University transfer policies, refer to the graduate catalog.

 

JD/MBA Credit Requirements

A student entering the joint JD/MBA program is required to complete 111 semester credit-hours, consisting of 81 hours in the College of Law and at least 30 hours in the College of Business. If the same student were to complete each degree separately, he or she would be required to take 90 credit-hours in law and 36 credit-hours in business. Thus, the joint degree program allows the student to take 9 fewer law credit hours and 6 fewer business credit hours, and to complete the joint degree program as much as two years earlier.

 

Curriculum: JD/MBA Program

 

Semester

College

Description

Year One

Fall

Law

15 Credits

Spring

Law

15 Credits

Summer

Law

Criminal Procedure and/or Other Law Courses

Year Two

Fall

Law

9 Credits

Business

6 Credits (Module 1)

Spring

Law

9 Credits

Business (Module 2)

6 Credits (Module 2)

Summer

Law

Criminal Procedure and/or Other Law Courses

Law

6 Credits (Electives to be taken in lieu of MBA Module 3)

Year  Three

Fall

Law

9 Credits

Business

6 Credits (Module 4)

Spring

Law

9 Credits

Business

6 Credits (Module 5)

Summer

Business

6 Credits (Module 6)

Year Four

Fall

Law

15 credits (or fewer, depending on number of summer law credits)

 

Total Credit Hours:                                                                               111

Law Credits                                                                                                81

Business Credits (with one summer)                                                       30

 

For more information about the MBA part of the JD/MBA Program please contact the MBA Office at mbusiness@nku.edu or (859)572-6336. For more information about the JD part of the JD/MBA Program please contact Dean Rosenthal at (859)572-5359 or the Office of Admissions at (859)572-5490.