Dual Degree Programs

Master of Business Administration/Master of Accountancy (MBA/MAcc)

Students who wish to pursue both the MBA and MAcc degrees may do so through the dual MBA/MAcc program. Students must apply to both programs. Nine credit hours earned in either the MBA or MAcc program may be transferred into the other program. The result is that the total credit hours required for both the MBA and MAcc degrees will be reduced by nine. Consequently, the total graduate level credit hours required for both degrees would be reduced from 64 (33 plus 31) to 55.

Master of Accountancy/Juris Doctor (MAcc/JD)

Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor (MBA/JD)

Master of Taxation/Juris Doctor (MTax/JD)

The Graduate School of Business, in conjunction with the School of Law, offers programs leading to the combined Master of Accountancy/Juris Doctorate, the Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctorate, or the Master of Taxation/Juris Doctorate degrees. These dual degree programs are designed to meet a two-fold need. On the one hand, there is need for lawyers who are trained in business and in accounting. A legal education may sufficiently equip a person for general law practice or even for certain legal specializations, but the role of the lawyer in relation to business and other institutional needs demands preparation beyond the scope of a legal education. On the other hand, a successful accountant or business executive, skilled in financial and practical decision-making processes, will benefit from a thorough knowledge of the law.

The applicant for either of these dual programs must meet the admission requirements of both the School of Law and the Graduate School of Business. These requirements and the application procedures are contained in the catalogs of each school.

Degree Requirements

Normally, the student will complete one year of Law School before beginning MBA or MAcc/MTax classes. The total combined credits must be 112 for the MACC/JD or MTax/JD and 114 for the MBA/JD. In both cases, this represents a reduction of nine credits from the 121 or 123 which would be required if the student were to take both degrees separately. No more than six of these nine credits may be waived from the student’s law or business program of study. With the exception of the reduction in the total number of credits described, all requirements of both schools must be satisfied.

Master of Business Administration and B.S. in Engineering

To meet the need for business knowledge and skills as an enhancement to the technical engineering degree, students with an aptitude for engineering and the capacity to assume management responsibilities may complete a program which leads to the B.S. in one of the disciplines of engineering and Master of Business Administration (MBA). The dual degree program takes five years of full-time study with a Engineering Management degree, but longer for other engineering programs. Students choosing this program must complete their Bachelor's degree in engineering and the required pre-requisite courses in business before being admitted to the Graduate School of Business. Undergraduate students are encouraged to take the MBA pre-requisite courses during their sophomore, junior and senior years and apply for the MBA program during their senior year.

Undergraduate students will not be accepted into the MBA program until they have completed their undergraduate degree and are not allowed to take any 600 level courses until their undergraduate degree is granted. Foundation courses required for the MBA program are:

ACCT 263 Accounting Analysis
ECON 200 Economic Analysis
BUSN 230 Business Statistics
MKTG 310 Principles of Marketing
BFIN 320 Principles of Finance
OPER 340 Operations Management
MGMT 350 Management and Organization
BUSN 283 Business Law
BMIS 235 Management Information Systems

Engineering students who complete BFIN 320 and ECON 200 may have ENSC 300 waived. Additional information about the B.S. in Engineering can be found in the undergraduate catalog.