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MBA/J.D. Dual Degree Program With John Marshall Law School


The Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor (MBA/J.D.) offered by Saint Xavier University's Graham School of Management (GSM) and The John Marshall Law School (JMLS) is a joint degree program that integrates two complementary disciplines, business and law, and prepares individuals for professional roles requiring leadership, a general management perspective, and legal expertise, in private enterprise, the nonprofit sector, and government. The program helps individuals develop the academic grounding, analytical skills and practical insights to excel in business and law, whether to be a business leader with legal expertise or have a law career with a solid foundation in management. Our MBA/J.D. program prepares individuals to address the increasingly complex legal problems that arise in business and addresses the growing need for additional training for business professionals and lawyers to remain competitive in a global marketplace.

Degree candidates interested in the joint MBA/J.D. program must apply to each school separately. The applicant must achieve a qualifying score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) for admission to JMLS. The applicant must notify both schools that he or she is applying for the joint MBA/J.D. program, and in order to remain in the joint program, the student must meet minimum standards of both the Graham School of Management and The John Marshall Law School. Upon acceptance to both schools, the degree candidate may begin the program at either school, though the first year of law courses must be taken at JMLS. No MBA courses may be taken during the first year at JMLS. Part-time students can attend classes simultaneously at GSM and JMLS.

There are three parts to the GSM MBA program: Foundation Modules, Common Core, and MBA Concentrations.

MBA Foundation Modules

The foundation modules are required for all Graham School of Management graduate students who do not have prior equivalent undergraduate business courses.

  • ACCT 401: Accounting Foundations (1)
  • ECON 402: Economic Principles (1)
  • FINC 403: Financial Principles (1)
  • MGMT 404: Management Foundations (1)
  • MKTG 405: Marketing Foundations (1)
  • ECON 406: Statistical Foundations (1)

MBA Common Core Courses

  • ACCT 520: Accounting for Management Decisions (3)
  • ECON 510: Managerial Economics (3)
  • FINC 521: Managerial Finance (3)
  • MGMT 500: The Management Experience (3)
  • MGMT 530: Operations and Technology Management (3)
  • MGMT 540: The Global Environment and Business (3)
  • MGMT 570: Business Ethics and Governance (3)
  • MGMT 590: Strategic Management and Policy (3)
  • MKTG 560: Marketing Management (3)

MBA Concentration

Graham School of Management will accept up to 12 semester hours of elective credit toward the dual MBA/J.D. degree. These can be elective courses taken at JMLS. This would apply only to GSM's Generalist/Individualized concentration in the MBA program.

Pre Approved Courses for MBA/J.D.

John Marshall will accept up to nine semester hours as elective credit toward the dual MBA/J.D. degree. The following courses have been pre-approved by JMLS.

  • MGMT 500: The Management Experience (3) Prerequisite: MGMT 404
  • MGMT 570: Business, Ethics and Governance (3)
  • MGMT 590: Strategic Management and Policy (3) Prerequisites: FINC 521 and MKTG 560, completion of 24 hours of program courses or permission