Business Administration, M.B.A. & Law, J.D. Dual Degree
Saint Louis University's School of Law and Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business jointly administer a program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration.
SLU's J.D./M.B.A. provides an awareness of the functional relationship between the legal system, business, and administrative organizations. The increasing complexity of both business organizations and non-profit institutions makes such understanding important for students considering careers as corporate lawyers, private practitioners dealing with businesses, and for students interested in government or public service.
The first year of study is spent in the basic curriculum in SLU's School of Law. The summer, fall and spring semesters following their first year of law studies, students enroll in and complete their M.B.A. During each of these semesters, students enroll in business courses. Students then use the remaining three semesters to complete their law program.
For additional information see the catalog entries for the following programs:
The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business is accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the world’s largest business education alliance and accrediting body of business schools, ensuring continuous quality improvement in terms of curriculum, instructional resources, student selection, career placement and intellectual contributions and qualifications of the faculty. Less than 10% of business schools worldwide have achieved AACSB accreditation.
The School of Law has been continuously accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) since December 1924. The accrediting body is the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654, 312-988-6738.
Students who wish to enter the J.D./M.B.A. program must fulfill all admission requirements for the School of Law and the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business. They must apply to each separately.
The School of Law accepts nine credits of M.B.A. coursework toward the J.D. degree.
Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all graduate/professional courses.