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Master of Business Administration / Doctor of Law

MBA / Juris Doctor

Program of Study

Work with your advisors to choose elective courses that will count toward requirements for both degrees.

UAlbany MBA Curriculum

Required Courses

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Organizational Behavior and Managerial Skills
  • Quantitative Analysis for Business
  • Operations Management
  • Economic Analysis
  • Managing Information Technology
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Global Business Sustainability in Global Perspective (Optional)
  • Global Strategic Management
  • Capstone Research Project

Concentration and Elective Coursework

UAlbany offers MBA concentrations in cybersecurity, entrepreneurship, finance, human resource information systems, information systems and business analysis, and marketing. For details, see the MBA program page.

Sample Business Law Electives

  • Law and the Corporation
  • Law and Business
  • Law of Property
  • Trust and Estate Law

See the Graduate Bulletin for details.


For more information, contact Zina M. Lawrence, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Services, at [email protected] or 518-956-8320.

Albany Law School Curriculum

You can choose from a wide variety of JD concentration areas, but students in the dual MBA/JD program often concentrate in business law.

Business Law Concentration

  • Business Basics for Lawyers
  • Business Organizations
  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Commercial Law Survey or Sales and Secured Transaction
  • Business Law Practicum or Entrepreneurship Law and Emerging Technologies (Recommended)
  • Electives (see below)

Sample Elective Areas:

  • General Business Law
  • Licensing and Intellectual Property Law
  • Human Resource Law
  • Health Care and Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB)

To take a closer look at the JD program requirements, visit the Albany Law School website.


Dual MBA/JD Admissions Information

You’re eligible to apply for admission to the dual MBA/JD program if you earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better and have been admitted to and completed one semester of the JD program at Albany Law School.

Other admissions requirements include three letters of recommendation, a professional resume, and a personal statement. Your GMAT requirement may be waived if you earned a high score on your LSAT.

You are strongly encouraged to submit a personal statement and letters of reference that clearly support your acceptance to the dual MBA/JD program at UAlbany. It is useful for applicants to include at least one letter of recommendation from a current faculty member at Albany Law School. Interviews are common but not required.

Career Paths

The School of Business offers a wide variety of career services, and UAlbany MBA graduates with law degrees are frequently recruited by major accounting services firms, private corporations, and government agencies.

Completing both the JD and MBA programs can significantly increase your lifetime income. Many law firms provide first-year associates holding a dual MBA/JD with special bonuses and higher second-year salaries. Receiving this education will also prepare you to take on high-profile leadership roles in nonprofits and public service agencies.

Admissions Requirements

Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: March 1
  • Spring: Not Available
  • Summer: Not Available

 No Departmental Assistantship Consideration

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: Not Available
Required Application Materials
  • Transcripts from all schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation
    Must be from an Albany Law School faculty member
  • Resume
  • Statement of goals
    The statement is generally one to two pages discussing what you have to offer the program and what you wish to get out of the program.  It should include a brief description of the applicant's field of interest, related background, desired area of study and research emphasis or career goals.
  • Official GMAT or LSAT scores
Special Notes

Must apply to Albany Law for the JD.