J.D./M.B.A. Program

Our J.D./M.B.A. Program gives you the tools to become successful, whether you aspire to be a business leader with legal expertise, or want to pursue a law career with a solid foundation in management. In only three years – rather than the five it would take to complete both degrees separately – you’ll earn a Juris Doctor from Miami Law and a Master of Business Administration from Miami Business School.

Regular 2-year M.B.A.

For students interested in this powerful, dual degree, Miami offers both a top Law School and an excellent Business School. How long it takes to earn both degrees depends on several factors, but typically students will save about a year.

Credits & Schedule

The School of Law will accept the transfer of six credits from the MBA program. The J.D. degree requires 88 credits, but students in the joint program are permitted to count six credits earned from the Miami Business School toward the J.D. degree.

The M.B.A. degree requires 57 credits, but students in the joint J.D./M.B.A. program are permitted to count eleven credits earned from the Law School toward the M.B.A. degree. Hence, students in the J.D./M.B.A. program earn both degrees simultaneously, with 17 fewer credits than if the degrees were completed independently.

Snapshot: Timing & Credits Saved

Begin Taking Graduate Courses

2nd or 3rd year

Shortest Completion Time

7 semesters + 2 summers

J.D. Credits Required


M.B.A. Credits Required


Number of Credits Saved

16 (6 J.D., 11 M.B.A.)

See Sample 3.5-Year Plan of Study
See Sample 4-Year Plan of Study

Cost and Financial Aid for the Joint Degree Programs

The costs associated with enrolling in a Joint Degree program will depend upon whether students are enrolled on a full-time basis in the School of Law during a particular semester. Students enrolled full-time at the School of Law (11-17 credits) will be charged for full-time Law School tuition. Students enrolled at the School of Law for fewer than 11 credits will be charged a per credit rate for their law credits. Students will pay the Miami Business School tuition rate for their MBA credits.

A full schedule of tuition and fees for each department is available at www.miami.edu/osas. Students should consult with both the Office of Financial Aid and the Dean of Students to coordinate their course selection in light of the cost of enrolling in a Joint Degree program.

Students requiring financial aid should request information from the Office of Financial Aid. It is strongly recommended that applicants seek counseling from a financial aid advisor in order to determine the feasibility of obtaining adequate student loans to cover tuition costs for both degrees -- the J.D. and M.B.A. -- as well as additional funds that may be required for living and incidental expenses. 

If a student receives a law school scholarship it may only be used for J.D. courses.  If a student receives an M.B.A. scholarship it may only be used for M.B.A. courses.  

For additional information concerning financial aid application procedures, please visit CaneCentral here.


Students who apply for the joint J.D./M.B.A. program must apply to both the School of Law and the Miami Business School. The applicant must achieve a qualifying score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) for admission to the respective schools.The GMAT may be waived for Miami Law students at the discretion of the M.B.A. Admissions Committee.

The applicant must notify both schools that he or she is applying for the joint J.D./M.B.A. program, and in order to remain in the joint program, the student must meet minimum standards of both the School of Law and the School of Business Administration. 

For More Information

J.D. Program
Terrell E. West II

Associate Registrar
Office of the Law Registrar
Email: twest@law.miami.edu

M.B.A. Program
Ashley Maroon, MBA

Director, Graduate Programs
Miami Herbert Business School
Phone: 305-284-9982
Email: amaroon@miami.edu