Widener University Delaware Law School and School of Business Administration offer a dual degree program designed to grant the JD/MBA degree within four years of full-time study or five years of part-time study. In addition to saving time, the dual degree program results in a fully integrated curriculum where the disciplines of law and business administration complement each other, affording students an opportunity to grasp the relationships more readily than if each field were studied separately. Nine of the business credits count toward the JD as electives, and nine of the law course credits count toward the MBA, giving a total reduction of 18 credits had the two degrees been pursued separately.
Students interested in the dual degree program should apply for admission separately to both the Delaware Law School and the School of Business Administration. The independent admission procedures of both schools of the university must be followed. Acceptance by both schools is required before formal admission to the dual degree program may be granted.
Law students interested in the dual degree program should submit an application to the SBA Graduate Programs Office during the spring semester of their first year.
MBA students interested in the dual degree program should submit an application to the Delaware Law School as soon as possible. MBA students must be matriculated in the law school prior to completing the last 9 credits of their MBA coursework to take advantage of the dual degree program.
For more information, contact the Delaware Law School Admissions Office or the SBA Graduate Programs Office.
The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later. Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission. Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.