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2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA), Dual-degree Program

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This program leads to both the Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees. Many areas of law and business benefit from such an integrated program.

Program Overview

Our complex economic and social environment imposes significant demands on today’s manager. Developments in areas such as product liability; tax reform; and social responsibility of business, consumerism, franchising, and increased regulation of business have significantly affected the manager’s role.

Hofstra University’s JD/MBA program is designed to train managers to be aware of these developments and to develop business strategies that reflect legal considerations. In the past individuals seeking both JD and MBA degrees often had to attend separate universities and pursue these degrees independently. Students enrolled in Hofstra’s combined JD/MBA can receive both degrees within four years, are able to integrate both fields in their course work, and can participate in field experiences which relate to both legal and business decision making.

Objectives of the JD/MBA Program

The JD/MBA program provides students with knowledge of administrative processes necessary for attorneys pursuing careers in business and not-for-profit institutions; specialized proficiency in fields auxiliary to law, such as banking, finance, investments, accounting, taxation, marketing, and real estate; and knowledge of the economic implications of the legal process.

Admission Criteria

Applicants for admission to the JD/MBA program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. No specific undergraduate course of study is required for admission, nor is any specific course of undergraduate study recommended for those students planning to pursue these degrees.

All applications for admission are considered on the basis of their own merits, with weight given to the strength of a student’s previous academic performance, professional experiences indicating increasing levels of responsibility, and any other pertinent information which the candidate for admission may provide to the Admissions Committee. Hofstra JD/MBA students must fulfill all MBA admission requirements, but are waived from the application fee and the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the GRE if they have been admitted and are currently enrolled in the Maurice A. Deane School of Law. Students in good standing at the end of the first year of law school and in the top 40% of their class are eligible for admission if they meet the admission standards of the Frank G. School of Business. Alternatively, students may make simultaneous application to the schools of law and business, in each case adhering to all the stated requirements of both schools.

A complete description of the program may be obtained from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business Graduate Programs Office, Third Floor, Weller Hall, 516-463-5683, or from the School of Law Admissions Office, Joan Axinn Hall, Law School, 516-463-5916.

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