Business Administration and Juris Doctor Dual Degree (MBA/J.D.)

Business Administration and Juris Doctor Dual Degree (MBA/J.D.)
Full-Time MBA class

Why get a dual J.D. and master’s degree in business administration? 

Getting a dual J.D. and MBA degree can be a big advantage in a career involving law and business in today’s complex global economy. You can save time and money, finishing in three and a half years compared to pursuing both degrees separately. You’ll combine the strong problem-solving, decision-making and communication skills of a law degree with the leadership, people management, business development, and negotiation abilities of an MBA, making you a prime candidate for high-level management positions in law, finance, consulting, and business sectors. In addition, the dual degree can be valuable in pursuing a public interest career, which requires a multi-faceted toolkit to tackle challenges and opportunities in government, nonprofits, and beyond. 

Why study law and business administration at UNH? 

Take advantage of UNH’s combined academic strengths — Paul College's recognized success in training future entrepreneurs, accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the gold standard for business schools; and UNH Franklin Pierce’s expertise in intellectual property and innovation law, ranking in the top 10 in the country for more than three decades. You’ll finish year one at the law school, and then combine J.D. and MBA courses for the balance of your program, taking MBA courses either at our Durham campus or online. 

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Curriculum & Requirements

JD/MBA- Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration

Position yourself for career flexibility and versatility in law, business, and their intersections with dual JD/MBA degrees.


  • Paul College is an AACSB-accredited business school, placing our programs among the top 5% of MBA programs worldwide.
  • You will develop leadership and management skills that enable you to lead law firms, public or governmental institutions, or large corporate enterprises.
  • You will save time and money, as both degrees can be completed in just 3.5 years.
  • You take the same courses, taught by the same world-class faculty, and have access to the same resources as other MBA students.
  • You can take the courses online or choose a hybrid format which includes select core courses face to face. 
  • You will collaborate with working professionals with experience in a globally diverse range of industries.
  • You will have your own personal MBA program advisor and access to career development tools and services.

JD/MBA Degree Requirements

JD/MBA students start at the Law school for one year, then join our Online/Hybrid MBA program classes during the remainder of their law program for a total of 3.5 years. JD/MBA students can apply 9 credits towards their MBA from their LAW courses.

  • Core Classes: Core coursework can be completed either at the UNH Durham campus when available or online.
  • Electives: Electives will be completed online or in hybrid format.
  • Student Availability: Due to the nature of the dual degree program, JD and MBA classes are scheduled in both day and evening time slots. Therefore, the program is incompatible with full-time employment.
  • GPA: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at graduation, and earn a B- or better in all classes.
  • Residency Opportunity Available: An international residency is available for interested JD/MBA students if the required elective is taken and additional fees are paid.
Core MBA Courses
ADMN 912Managing Yourself & Leading Others3
ADMN 919Accounting/Financial Reporting, Budgeting, and Analysis3
ADMN 926Leveraging Technology for Competitive Advantage3
ADMN 930Financial Management/Raising and Investing Money3
ADMN 940Managing Operations3
ADMN 950Data Driven Decisions3
ADMN 960Marketing/Building Customer Value3
ADMN 970Economics of Competition3
ADMN 982Creating Winning Strategies3
ADMN 901PAUL Assessment of MBA Core Knowledge0
Additional Coursework:9
Complete a Specialized Degree Option or three Elective Courses
Total Credits36

Note: JD/MBA students can apply 9 credits (LGP 920 ContractsLGP 960 TortsLGP 952 Property) toward their MBA from LAW courses.

Approved Elective Courses
ADMN 801The U.S. Healthcare System3
ADMN #827Hospitality Operations & Financial Metrics3
ADMN 829Corporate Financial Strategy3
ADMN 830Investments3
ADMN 834Private Equity/Venture Capital3
ADMN 835Financial Institutions3
ADMN 838Equity Analysis and Firm Valuation3
ADMN 840International Business3
ADMN 841International Management3
ADMN 842Project Management3
ADMN 845Supply Chain Management3
ADMN 846International Financial Management3
ADMN 847Human Resource Management3
ADMN 852Marketing Research3
ADMN 858Revenue Management and Pricing Strategies3
ADMN 860International Marketing3
ADMN 863Marketing Analytics3
ADMN 864New Product Development3
ADMN 865Digital Marketing3
ADMN 872Predictive Analytics3
ADMN 873Data Management and Visualization3
ADMN 875Prescriptive Analytics3
ADMN 882Managing Growth and Innovation3
ADMN 898Topics (Leading Organizational Change)3
ADMN 898Topics (Applied Financial Modeling & Analytics)3
ADMN 898Topics (Financial Technology & Big Data)3
ADMN 898Topics (Financial Innovation and Derivatives)3
ADMN 898Topics (Consumer Behavior)3
ADMN 898Topics (Integrated Marketing Communications)3
ADMN 992Special Projects and Independent Study1-6

*Not all approved electives are offered on a regular basis.

Juris Doctor Requirements

Master of Business Administration:

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of content areas of business.
  • Students will demonstrate ability to solve complex problems.
  • Students will engage in effective team behaviors.
  • Students will demonstrate effective communication behaviors.
  • Students will demonstrate awareness of major challenges and opportunities of operating in a global environment.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of the ethical issues associated with managerial situations.
  • Students will be able to identify complete spectrum of stakeholders affected by a business decision.

Juris Doctor: Student Learning Outcomes

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Applications must be completed by the following deadlines in order to be reviewed for admission:

  • Fall: Application Deadline is August 1. There are limited scholarships available. To be considered for these, students should apply early
  • Spring: N/A
  • Summer: N/A
  • Special: N/A

Application fee: $65

Campus: J.D. offered in Concord and MBA offered in Durham

New England Regional: No

Accelerated Masters Eligible: No

New Hampshire Residents

Students claiming in-state residency must also submit a Proof of Residence Form. This form is not required to complete your application, but you will need to submit it after you are offered admission or you will not be able to register for classes.


If you attended UNH or Granite State College (GSC) after September 1, 1991, and have indicated so on your online application, we will retrieve your transcript internally; this includes UNH-Durham, UNH-Manchester, UNH Non-Degree work and GSC. 

If you did not attend UNH, or attended prior to September 1, 1991, then you must upload a copy (PDF) of your transcript in the application form. International transcripts must be translated into English.

If admitted, you must then request an official transcript be sent directly to our office from the Registrar's Office of each college/university attended. We accept transcripts both electronically and in hard copy:

  • Electronic Transcripts: Please have your institution send the transcript directly to Please note that we can only accept copies sent directly from the institution.
  • Paper Transcripts: Please send hard copies of transcripts to: UNH Graduate School, Thompson Hall- 105 Main Street, Durham, NH 03824. You may request transcripts be sent to us directly from the institution or you may send them yourself as long as they remain sealed in the original university envelope.

Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions must be submitted and applicants must disclose any previous academic or disciplinary sanctions that resulted in their temporary or permanent separation from a previous post-secondary institution. If it is found that previous academic or disciplinary separations were not disclosed, applicants may face denial and admitted students may face dismissal from their academic program.

Letters of Recommendation: 2 Required

Recommendation letters submitted by relatives or friends, as well as letters older than one year, will not be accepted.

One letter must be from UNH Law faculty. For the second letter we will use the statement of support. When you apply the application will ask  you to provide a second recommender. Please enter for the recommender Annie Nevells (email is and she will get the second letter requirement waived.

Personal Statement/Essay Questions

Applicants to the MBA Program must provide answers to these specific questions: 1) What are your short and long term goals? Why is an MBA a critical step toward achieving these goals? Why are you interested in UNH? 2) List 10 facts about yourself that will help your future classmates get to know you. *Optional: Please provide any additional information you believe is important and/or address any areas of concern that will be beneficial to the Admissions Committee in considering your application (e.g. unexplained gaps in employment, choice of recommenders, academic performance, or extenuating personal circumstances).

Statements must be included with your submitted application.


A current resume is required with your submitted application.

Department Requirements

In addition to the letter of recommendation, a complete application will include a statement of support from UNH Law. Current UNH Law students must request a statement of support from Brad Hinton, the UNH Law Assistant Registrar. Ask to have the letter sent directly to you as you will need to upload it below to submit your application.

Important Notes

All applicants are encouraged to contact programs directly to discuss program-specific application questions.

Applicants are highly encouraged to contact the MBA program office for information on applying. Please visit the UNH School of Law Dual Degree webpage for J.D./MBA Dual Degree Guidelines. Admission to the MBA/J.D. program requires pre-stipulation of a B (3.0) grade point average at the end of the first J.D. year.

International Applicants

Prospective international students are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent examination scores. English Language Exams may be waived if English is your first language. If you wish to request a waiver, then please visit our Test Scores webpage for more information.


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