Full-time UST MBA
The UST JD/MBA Dual Degree Program
UST’s joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration program is designed for students interested in developing their business acumen as well as understanding the legal framework in which markets operate. The JD/MBA program compresses a five-year program of study into four years by allowing some elective courses to count toward each program’s graduation requirements. Students may begin the program in the fall semester only.
Is the JD/MBA right for me?
A dual graduate degree program requires a great investment of time, energy and money. The JD/MBA program can provide an outstanding education for students with clear career goals that are relevant to both degrees. However, it is important to consider your own goals and determine whether a JD, an MBA or a dual JD/MBA program is the right choice for you.
The two articles below take an in-depth look at potential benefits and drawbacks of a dual degree and discuss the types of careers for which a JD/MBA can be an asset. The University of St. Thomas does not endorse the content from external sites; we provide these links only as a resource for your consideration:
Most applicants apply first to the School of Law and begin their studies there. During the first year of the JD program, applicants interested in the dual JD/MBA degree apply to the Full-time UST MBA program. If accepted into the UST MBA program, dual JD/MBA candidates will complete their second year of studies in the Opus College of Business. Please see below for a sample degree plan for students who begin their studies in the School of Law.
It is also possible to begin in the MBA program and then apply to the School of Law; please contact the Full-time UST MBA Program or the School of Law for more information about applying to the JD/MBA program.
|School of Law
Office of Admissions
(651) 962-4895 or
1-800-328-6819, Ext. 2-4895
|Opus College of Business|
Full-time UST MBA Admissions
(651) 962-8800 or
1-800-328-6819, Ext. 2-8800
Please note: Admission into one program does not guarantee admission into the other program. Applicants must submit all required application materials, including LSAT and GMAT scores, to be considered for admission. Admission and scholarship decisions are made by the relevant admissions committee for each academic program. The School of Law has a rolling admissions policy and begins accepting applications in September each year for enrollment the following fall; applicants are encouraged to apply early. The Full-time MBA program has application deadlines of December 15, February 15, April 15 and June 15; dual degree applicants are encouraged to apply during the first two application rounds and by April 15 at the latest.
First Year (Law)
Lawyering Skills I
16 total credits
Lawyering Skills II
15 total credits
Management of Organizational Behavior
Statistics for Business Decision Making
Economics of Organization and Mgmt
Leader Development Lab (2cr)
Applied Communication Lab (1 cr)
18 total credits
Applied Business Research
MBA Elective Course
Applied Communications Labs (2 cr)
17 total credits
Lawyering Skills III
4 MBA credits
7 total MBA credits
15 total credits
14 total credits
Attend an Information Session or Open House
A great way to get an in-depth look at the Full-time UST MBA is to attend an Information Session. Upcoming sessions are scheduled for the following dates:
There are no currently scheduled information sessions or open houses. Please call if you have any questions we might be able to assist you with. 1-651-962-8800
Meet Matthew Wach JD/MBA '09