Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration
The Combined Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor program is offered in partnership with Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law. This program, which is completed in three years, is designed for students who recognize the deeply interconnected relationship between law and business and desire to study and gain expertise in both fields.
Students must meet the admissions requirements of both the law school and the business school. Students must apply separately to each school and be admitted to both schools before qualifying for the combined degree program.
For the graduate business portion of the degrees, students take Evening MBA classes on the Macon campus. MBA/J.D. students do not enroll in any graduate business classes until after completing the first full year of law school. Graduate business courses are taken simultaneously with law courses during the student’s second and third years in law school.
MBA/J.D. students have a unique opportunity to develop connections with working graduate business students, business faculty, and the business community. Mercer’s Combined Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor program enables students to learn the theory of key business disciplines (for example, economics, accounting, finance, marketing, and management) as well as their practical application in preparation for a legal or a business career.
The curriculum of the Combined Macon Evening Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor program consists of three required foundational prerequisites plus ten MBA-level courses:
1. Before enrolling in MBA-level courses, the student must complete three prerequisite courses in economics, statistics, and finance and accounting. The MBA/J.D. student does not enroll in any business school courses until after completing the first year of law school. The prerequisite courses ensure that the student is fully prepared to enter into and succeed in the program. One or more of these courses may be waived with appropriate prior college or university courses. Further details are provided in the MBA section of the current Mercer University Macon Catalog.
2. The remainder of the MBA/J.D. program consists of ten three-credit-hour MBA-level courses, taken during the second and third years of law school. The courses provide a thorough grounding in the essential disciplines of business: accounting, finance, economics, marketing, and management. A complete description of each course is provided in the current Mercer University Macon Catalog. A “check sheet” listing the courses is available here. A suggested course of study, incorporating the law school curriculum, is available here.
Submit each of the following items to complete your application:
1. Online Application for Admission
2. Transcripts from All Previously Attended Institutions of Higher Education
Official transcripts from every college or university previously attended regardless of length of enrollment (including undergraduate, graduate, summer school, and study abroad coursework) must be sent to the Macon MBA Admissions Office. Mercer University graduates can apply for a transcript here.
3. Official GMAT or GRE Test Score
JD/MBA applicants, unless exempted in the limited circumstances described below, must take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), submit an official score to the Macon MBA Office, and achieve a qualifying score. Only scores earned within the five years prior to admission will be considered.
JD/MBA applicants may waive the GMAT/GRE requirement if:
a. The applicant has already earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university or an equivalent international graduate degree; OR
b. The applicant qualifies for admission to the Evening MBA Program under the business school’s Special Consideration Program (SCP). The SCP applies only to applicants who have received an undergraduate degree from Mercer University. Further details about the SCP are provided in the current Mercer University Macon Catalog.
4. $50 Non-refundable Application Fee ($100 for International Applicants)
An applicant must submit the required application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to Mercer University. Do not send cash. The application fee is non-refundable and does not apply toward tuition or fees.
All transcripts, test scores, payments, and questions about the admissions process to the Macon Evening Program should be directed to:
Director of Graduate Admissions
Stetson-Hatcher School of Business
250 Stetson Hall
1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, Georgia 31207
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