Graduate Catalog

J.D./MBA Dual Degree

The JD/MBA Dual Degree is a program which allows students to gain expertise in both the law and general management practices. The JD/MBA permits completion of both degree programs concurrently. The program prepares students for careers in which an understanding of both legal and business principles is essential. The curriculum will provide students with legal and business knowledge and skills.

The JD/MBA degree program will allow JD students to utilize up to six (6) credits completed at the Law School towards the required thirty-six (36) credit hours required for the MBA program.

An MBA Business student will be able to utilize up to twelve (12) credits completed at the Business School towards the required ninety (90) credit hours required for Barry University’s JD program. In total, students completing the JD/MBA program will complete a minimum total of 108 credits (instead of 90 for the traditional JD program and 36 for the traditional MBA program).

Students will not be permitted to take MBA courses while concurrently taking JD courses or while studying for the bar examination. Students accepted to the JD/MBA program will not be considered graduates of either institution until they have completed the requirements of the entire JD/MBA Program. That is, students that have completed all of the requirements for the JD but have remaining classes to finish the MBA will not be permitted to sit for the bar examination until they have completed all requirements of the MBA. Students who do not complete the requirements towards any of the individual degrees will not be conferred the degree for which requirements have not been completed. In this case, students will need to formally withdraw from the JD/MBA program and change programs to the program of choice that they wish to complete.

The Business School will only accept Law School credits with a letter grade determined by the Business School. The Law School will only accept Business School credits with a letter grade established by the LAW Academic Standards Committee.

Students in the JD/MBA may utilize up to 6 credits of coursework completed at the Law School to satisfy the degree requirements for the MBA. The Business School will only accept Law School credits with a letter grade established by the Business School. The Dean or Dean’s Designee at the Business School shall determine the specific courses for which a student will receive transfer credit. A course for which transfer credit is granted may not overlap with or substitute for any course that is offered at the Business School.

Juris Doctorate/Master of Business Administration (108 credits)

Total Courses Required for the Completion of the JD/MBA

LAW: 78 Total Credits (1 up to 12 credits accepted from BUSINESS) = 90 Credits BUSINESS: 30 Total Credits (1 up to 6 credits accepted from LAW) = 36 Credits Total Required Credits to be taken: 108 Total Credits

The net benefit of completing the JD/MBA program is a reduction of 18 credit hours when compared to pursuing the two degrees independently.

The current required courses are outlined below (this is subject to adjustment should the mandatory curricular requirements of either program change).

Law Required Courses (78 credits)

LAW-6441BAR ESSAY WRITING

2

LAW-6440BAR LAW SURVEY

4

LAW-5415BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

3

LAW-5011CIVIL PROCEDURE

4

LAW-5525COMMERCIAL LAW OVERVIEW

3

LAW-5302CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

4

LAW-5337CONTRACTS

4

LAW-5106CRIMINAL LAW

3

LAW-5206CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

3

LAW-5312EVIDENCE

4

LAW-6136FLORIDA CIVIL PRACTICE

3

LAW-6355FLORIDA CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

2

LAW-5010LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING 1

3

LAW-5020LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING 2

3

LAW-5110LEGAL METHODS I

1

LAW-5288PROPERTY

4

LAW-5219TORTS

4

LAW-5300PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBIL

3

Experiential Course (6 credits)

Electives (17 credits)

Can be chosen from a variety of electives

Business Required Courses

MBA-603INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3

MBA-617TECH&INFO SYSTEMS

3

MBA-621MANAGERIAL FINANCE

3

MBA-646MKT IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRON

3

MBA-660MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

MBA-681ECO FOR STRATEGIC DECISIONS

3

MBA-682STRAT FORM, IMPL, & ENTREP

3

MBA-692SOC/LEG/ETH ASP OF BUS

3

MBA-601HUMAN RESOURCE MGT

3