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Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

J.D./M.B.A.


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Only full-time law students and those applying to the full-time division of the Law School may apply for admission into the JD/MBA Program.

The JD/MBA Program is designed for the full-time student who wishes to combine his/her graduate studies in law and business administration. It requires an intensive full-time commitment and superior capability to handle the academic rigors of two equally intensive graduate programs.

All students enrolled in the JD/MBA Program are required to comply with the requirements of both the Law School and MBA Program. Please refer to the Loyola Law School Student Handbook and this University Bulletin for clarification on policies governing graduate students.

JD/MBA Admissions

Applicants to the JD/MBA Program must first apply and be accepted separately to both the Law School and the MBA Program. Applicants must successfully complete the first year of Law School before they are eligible to apply to the JD/MBA Program. Acceptance to both schools does not guarantee admission to the JD/MBA Program.

Applications to the JD/MBA Program are due in the Law School Admissions Office by the first of July at the conclusion of the applicant’s first year at the Law School.

Course of Study

Students enrolled in the JD/MBA Program plan a specific course of study with the MBA Program and the Loyola Law School. JD/MBA students must take a minimum of 11 classes in the MBA Program.

Specific Course Paradigm for Master of Business Administration


The following course paradigm satisfies the MBA degree requirements for the JD/MBA Program:

I. Core Courses


The core curriculum courses, prefixed MBAA, comprise the first level or common body of knowledge studies in business administration. All core courses must be taken before students may proceed to the advanced curriculum. Challenge exams and waivers are at the discretion of the Associate Dean or designee.

II. Generalization Requirement


Generalization in the Advanced Curriculum is obtained in the following way: Students must take 5 advanced course “breadth” electives from at least 3 fields in addition to the Area of Emphasis/specialization. Additionally, no more than 2 courses may be taken within a single specialization. For example, a student who declared their area of emphasis/specialization in MBAB, would opt to take 2 MBAC advanced courses, 2 MBAD advanced courses, and 1 MBAE advanced course to satisfy the generalization requirement. Another student having the same area of emphasis/specialization may prefer to obtain even greater generalization by taking 1 MBAC, 1 MBAD, 1 MBAE, 1 MBAF, and 1 MBAG advanced course.

Students are advised to contact the Director of Student Affairs at Loyola Law School for specific degree requirements prior to enrolling in any law courses once they have been admitted to the dual degree program.

III. Integrative Experience Courses


Two integrative options are available:

  1. Comparative Management Systems (MBAI 691 )
  2. 3 Strategy Courses (MBAI 610  plus any 2 other strategy courses)

Refer to comprehensive description of the MBA Program.

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