J.D./MBA


The University of Maine School of Law and the MaineMBA offer a joint degree program combining the Juris Doctor and the Master of Business Administration degrees.

The joint MBA and J.D. degree program gives students the unique skills to serve as leaders in complex legal and business environments. This accelerated program explores the relationship between legal and business enterprises, and bridges advanced knowledge in financial, accounting, managerial, and economic practices with legal applications. For information on University of Maine School of Law admissions, visit mainelaw.maine.edu

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MaineMBA / JD Curriculum

The complete MaineMBA curriculum consists of 30 credits.

Joint students in the MaineMBA and J.D. program must complete seven (7) MBA Core Courses (21 credits):

Seven (7) MaineMBA core courses:

    • Strategic Data Analysis (BUA 601)
    • Global Supply Chain Networks (MBA 637) or Foundations of Business Intelligence (BUA 680)
    • Financial Statement Analysis (MBA 609)
    • Management of Contemporary Organizations (MBA 626)
    • Managerial Marketing (MBA 670)
    • Strategic Decision Making (MBA 649)
    • Financial Management (MBA 651)

Three (3) University of Maine School of Law courses (9 credits) will fulfill MaineMBA requirements:

  • Business Associations (LAW601)
  • Advanced Business Associations (LAW668)
  • LAW Elective

Three (3) MaineMBA courses will be fulfill University of Maine School of Law requirements.

The complete University of Maine School of Law J.D. curriculum consists of 90 credits. After the student has completed their first year of Law coursework, nine (9) credits of MBA coursework with a grade of B or better will be shared between the two degrees.  Any MaineMBA course EXCEPT Managerial Marketing may be chosen for transfer.

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Admission Requirements

Separate admissions applications are required for each program, however, admissions is streamlined for joint applicants. In addition to submitting an application to the University of Maine School of Law, MaineMBA applicants should submit:

  • Completed online application
  • Contact information for three professional recommendations (can be the same for Maine Law and the MaineMBA programs)
  • Transcripts of all previous college or university work
  • Your current resume
  • Your LSAC admission essay
  • LSAT scores 
  • $65 application fee 

International students will also submit:

  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores such as TOEFL or IELTS scores. Test requirements are waived for native English speakers and students graduating from an English-speaking or ESL program. Read more about the test requirements here
  • WES or ECE certified transcript translation
  • Certificate of Finances 
  • Copy of Passport or Visa

International applicants should also review the Office of International Programs page for more information on Visas, financial statements, and other requirements, or to contact an international student advisor.

Minimum Admission Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a 3.0 cumulative GPA; 3.5 preferred.  
  • All prerequisites for the MBA with a grade of B- or better.
  • LSAT score minimum of 152
  • For International applicants, a TOEFL minimum of 80 or 6.5 IELTS. 

All applications are reviewed holistically – exceptional career or leadership experience may offset weak scores in some applicants. 


Additional Information

Foundation Courses

To ensure that all MaineMBA students have a foundation of business core concepts, prior coursework in the following areas is required:

• Accounting (financial and managerial)
• Economics (macro and micro)
• Statistics
• Finance

Students can complete foundational skills via online foundation courses prior to starting MBA courses. All students are welcome to take foundation courses to help solidify their skills and prepare them for success.

Application Essay Prompt

The essay may be shared between the University of Maine School of Law and the MaineMBA. Submit your LSAC essay with your MaineMBA application.

Application Fees

Separate application fees are required by LSAC and the Maine Business School.

The Maine Business School waives its application fee for:

  • Graduates of University of Maine System Schools
  • Veterans of the US Armed Forces
  • Fulbright Scholars
  • Participants in select programs (eg. IRT/McNair) 

Need-based application fee waivers are not available. 

 

Joint JD/MBA Typical Curriculum 

Year One: 

Summer Preceding Law School, 100% Online  
  • Strategic Data Analysis (BUA 601)
  • Financial Statement Analysis (MBA 609)
Fall Semester: 
Spring Semester: 

Summer Semester: 100% Online  

  • Supply Chain or Business Intelligence 
  • Management of Contemporary Organizations (MBA 626)

Year Two: 

Fall Semester: 

Spring Semester: 

Summer Semester: 

  • Law Internship
  • Online Managerial Marketing (MBA 670)
  • Online Strategic Decision Making (MBA 649)

Year Three: 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Total Law Credits = 81 Credit Hours (27 courses)
Total MBA Credits: 21 Credit Hours (7 courses)
Total Joint degree: 102 Credit Hours (34 courses)