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Here's what you'll study

Business and industry must take public and private law into account in all decisions. Syracuse University College of Law and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University have responded by creating a joint degree program in business administration, maximizing your opportunities in business and law. Students may obtain a J.D. and M.B.A. in four years instead of the five years necessary when both programs are pursued separately. This program is particularly appropriate for students with career objectives in corporate law, tax law, or labor law.

At Syracuse, the M.B.A. curriculum is flexible enough to accommodate your interests. You may pursue general management programs or specialize in such areas as accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing management and supply chain management. J.D./M.B.A. students generally complete program requirements in four academic years.

Here's what you need to know

The College of Law is the primary school for students enrolled in a joint degree program at Syracuse University. For a joint degree in Business Administration, you will earn 72 law credits plus 42 approved M.B.A. credits and both programs must be completed within four years.

Students seeking dual degrees must apply to both programs separately, and admission to Syracuse University College of Law does not guarantee admission to other graduate programs. Students are required to complete their first year of study at Syracuse University College of Law and candidates for joint degree programs must obtain advance approval from the College of Law. The specific number of credits required for non-law graduate programs may vary depending on each student's previous academic background in the subject area.

In addition, joint degree students are charged College of Law tuition rates only, essentially offering the opportunity to earn two advanced degrees for the price of one.

For more information contact:

Law Admissions

College of Law
Admissions & Financial Aid
Suite 340 College of Law
Phone: 315.443.1962
Fax: 315.443.9568
Web: law.syr.edu
Email: admissions@law.syr.edu
          financialaid@law.syr.edu 

JB/MBA

Joshua LaFave
Director of Graduate Enrollment
Whitman Graduate Program
Phone:315.443.3497
Web: whitman.syr.edu
Media: WhitmanJosh
Email: jjlafave@syr.edu

Specific questions
& inquiries
about joint law
programs: 

Keri Foster
Associate Director
Office of Student Life
Suite 444 College of Law
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315.443.1146
Fax: 315.443.9719
Web: law.syr.edu
Email: studentlife@law.syr.edu
          kdfoster@law.syr.edu 

Here's where you'll spend a lot of your time

There are significant advantages to tackling your law degree in an environment that's integrated with a major university. Here are some of the places you'll be spending your time as you pursue your studies. In your spare time? Well, there's plenty of excitement to find here as well.

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Here's what our students have to say

"My decision to attend Syracuse University College of Law was based on many factors. I felt welcomed by the great Admissions Office staff and immediately thought that Syracuse would be a good fit for me. The outstanding reputation of Syracuse Law was also important to me as I considered my law school options. Finally, having the opportunity to pursue one of a variety of certificates or joint degree programs was particularly appealing to me."

James Voyles, 2L
Lakeland, FL