Concurrent J.D. & Masters Programs

The Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration (J.D./M.B.A.) Degree

The School of Business and the School of Law at the University of Mississippi combines two nationally ranked programs to give students a interdisciplinary skill set that will set them apart in the modern economy. If you are looking to acquire the diverse skill set that will place you at the cutting edge of law and business, the Ole Miss joint JD/MBA program, located in one of the “Top 6 College Towns in America,” is the place to be.

The JD and MBA both provide students with the kind of unparalleled experiential opportunities and exceptional practice-ready teaching that command a premium in the business and legal job market. In virtually every industry, a working knowledge of both business concepts and the legal and regulatory environment are crucial skills that will provide the concurrent program holder with a competitive advantage. The concurrent program deepens students’ understanding of the interaction of business and law, which is a practical necessity for students who may work in heavily regulated fields such as high technology, finance, healthcare, energy, agriculture and pharmaceuticals.

Admission Requirements: Applicants to the concurrent program need to complete an LSAC law school application; a separate application must be submitted for the MBA program. An introductory class in each of finance and accounting is a pre-requisite for the MBA component. These prerequisites can be satisfied while completing coursework for the JD component, although in this case 3-year completion may be difficult.

MBA Application Requirements can be found on the UM School of Business MBA website.

Students complete a total of 117 hours for the concurrent program: 27 hours of MBA classes, 81 hours of law classes, and 9 hours that count toward both degrees. You can complete the Concurrent JD/MBA in three years by taking advantage of our intersession and summer offerings. Students can start the MBA or JD component in the summer or fall, which flexibility is ideally suited for concurrent JD/MBA candidates. The concurrent program has the added benefit that applicants need only receive a minimum score of 156 on the LSAT; they need not take the GRE or any other standardized test to enroll in the MBA program.

Fees: Students enrolled in a concurrent degree program will pay law school fees.

Curriculum: Prospective students should consult with the School of Law and the School of Business for current details regarding the required curriculum for each program.

The Juris Doctor/Master of Taxation (J.D./M.Tax.) and Juris Doctor/Master of Accountancy (J.D./M.Accy.) Degrees

The Patterson School of Accountancy, the School of Law and the Graduate School concurrent offer programs for those students who desire training in law and accountancy or taxation. By allowing students to meet requirements for two degrees simultaneously, students are able to earn the M.Tax. or M.Accy. and the J.D. degrees in a shorter length of time than would be the case if each degree were pursued separately. In general, certain courses are used in partial satisfaction of the requirements for both degrees.

The program is designed for students who contemplate careers in law or public service and wish to acquire the common body of knowledge of accountancy and become Certified Public Accountants (CPAs), or who contemplate careers in accountancy, taxation or business (either private or public sector) and wish to acquire the professional skills and capacities of lawyers.

Admission Requirements: Applications to the concurrent degree programs must meet the admission requirements of each school, including standard admissions tests and prerequisites. A separate application to each school must be made within the noted deadlines and applicants must be accepted by each school to participate in the concurrent degree program. An applicant who is accepted by one school but not the other has the option of entering the school that offered admission. Students already enrolled in one of the schools may enroll in the concurrent program by obtaining admission to the other, providing that they do so early enough to take all required courses. Students must enroll in all 31 hours of required first year law courses in one academic year. Undergraduates considering the program should consult with each school as early as possible.

Fees: Students enrolled in a concurrent degree program will pay law school fees.

Curriculum: Prospective students should consult with the School of Law and the Patterson School of Accountancy for current details regarding the required curriculum for each program.