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Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration

Program at a Glance

Hamline University School of Law and Hamline University School of Business have combined the strengths of their two innovative programs to offer a JD/MBA for students interested in earning both a Juris Doctor (JD) in law and a Master of Business Administration.

The Hamline MBA is organized around four modules: (1) Leading People with Intentionality and Purpose; (2) Managing and Leveraging Organizational Finances and Operations; (3) Understanding External Environments for Long-term Success; and (4) Strategic and Entrepreneurial Management. 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 JD/MBA reinforces themes central to both schools’ educational focus. Ethics, global awareness, strategic change, conflict management, critical thinking, collaborative problem solving and effective communication are skills emphasized by both schools.

To enroll, students must apply separately and be accepted into each of the two Hamline schools. Students complete their first year of law school and then integrate the modules of the MBA into their three remaining academic years. Even if they are not interested in pursuing the joint JD/MBA degree, Hamline law students will have the option of adding MBA coursework to their legal education.

Courses that count toward JD degree in Hamline's dual degree programs:  

MBA Courses: MBA Module 1 (10 MBA credits, transferring as 7 JD credits) and one MBA elective (MBA 8101: Marketing for Managers, 4 MBA credits, transferring as 3 J.D. credits), usually taken after the second year of law school. Module 1 consists of the following inseparable components:
MBA 8101: Management & Organizational Behavior
MBA 8130: Multicultural Communication
MBA 8160: Leadership Skills Development
MBA 8180: Management Ethics
MBA 8190: Business Process Management: People