Partner School: Questrom School of Business

Program Length: 8 semesters

Recognizing that the worlds of law and business have become increasingly interdependent and complex, the School of Law and the Questrom School of Business offer a dual degree program in law and management. More than ever before, attaining successful management results with limited resources is essential. Managers must be willing to set goals and standards, choose the best course of action from many alternatives, and assume responsibility for their decisions. The Questrom School of Business provides a management education that prepares graduates for results-oriented decision making. The School of Law provides students with the legal and analytical tools needed to understand how law affects management decisions. Students can complete their JD/MBA program in as little as four calendar years.

Program Requirements

Students may apply to the J.D. degree up to 12 credits of graduate-level work taken at the Questrom School of Business. The Questrom School of Business allows dual degree students to apply a limited number of School of Law courses toward the MBA degree. (An exception is that no law-taught management courses may be transferred to the Questrom School of Business for MBA credit). The remaining requirements for the MBA consist of 31 Questrom credit hours of required courses. Courses in financial reporting, data analysis, and team learning provide a sound foundation for management decisions and for the functional courses that follow. Courses in finance, marketing, economics, and operations management build on this foundation to focus more specifically on the various roles of the manager. The diverse elements of the core curriculum are integrated in a “capstone” course, which focuses on the connections between business strategy and business process.

MBA required courses:

  • Competition, Innovation, and Strategy: QST SI 751
  • Creating Value Through Operations and Technology: QST OM 726
  • Data Analysis for Managerial Decision-Making: QST QM 717
  • Economics and Management Decisions: QST FE 730
  • Financial Management: QST FE 722
  • Financial Reporting and Control: QST AC 711
  • Leading Organizations and People: QST OB 712
  • Marketing Management: QST MK 724

Executive Communications requirement:

  • Ethical Leadership: QST MG 730
  • Leadership Communication: QST ES 740

Note: Questrom courses must be taken in a particular order. In addition, dual-degree students take evening Questrom courses (as the day courses are reserved for full-time MBA students). Also, please note that Pemba Launch (MG 705) is also an MBA required course.

Admissions Requirements

Students must apply separately to, and be accepted by, both the School of Law and the Questrom School of Business. Ordinarily, students apply to the Questrom School of Business before or during their first year at the School of Law, and begin the MBA part time during their second year of law school. The Accelerated Three-Year JD/MBA program is an option available only to students prior to their enrollment in the School of Law.

For MBA admissions:

  • Questrom School of Business application
  • An official score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) OR the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) from the past 5 years (the LSAT will NOT be accepted in lieu of the GMAT or GRE)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two required essays
  • Official copies of all university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Current resume

Although work experience is not a requirement of admissions, many candidates do have some post-graduate work experience. As such, candidates with little or no work experience should be stronger in other admissions criteria, such as GPA and GMAT.

Application deadlines for Questrom: October 14th, January 6th, March 23rd, May 4th

Contact Information

Jen Connors
Assistant Director of Admissions
Questrom School of Business

Jane Holewinski
Assistant Director, Graduate Programs Office
Questrom School of Business

Geraldine “Gerry” Muir, Associate Dean for Academic Engagement
School of Law