Juris Doctor (JD) / Business Administration (MBA)

Major: Law and Business Administration
Degree Awarded: Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Calendar Type: Semester and Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 79 (JD); 41 (MBA)
Co-op Options: None
JD Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 22.0101
JD Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 23-1011
MBA Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0201
MBA Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-1021

About the Program 

Our JD/MBA Program prepares students for leadership roles as business executives, investors, transactional attorneys or litigators. Students take courses at the Kline School of Law and Drexel's LeBow College of Business and earn degrees from both. The faculty features nationally recognized experts in securities law, corporate law, transactional lawyering, entrepreneurship, innovation management and more.

Students benefit from access to both schools’ career strategies offices, which offer personalized attention as well as varied opportunities to gain hands-on experience and network with some of Philadelphia’s most notable movers and shakers. Students can gain firsthand experience working with entrepreneurs, venture capital and private equity firms, international businesses, securities, corporate litigation and global trade.

Admission Requirements

Standard admissions requirements for both programs. GMAT waivers may be available. Students must have a minimum 2.5 Law GPA upon admission to the MBA portion of the program.

Degree Requirements

Required JD Courses
LAW 550STorts4.0
LAW 552SContracts4.0
LAW 554SCivil Procedure4.0
LAW 555SLegislation and Regulation3.0
LAW 556SProperty4.0
LAW 558SCriminal Law4.0
LAW 560SConstitutional Law4.0
LAW 565SLegal Methods I3.0
LAW 566SLegal Methods II3.0
LAW 830SProfessional Responsibility3.0
One Upper-Level Writing Course (See table below)2.0-3.0
One Statutory Course (See table below)2.0-4.0
Co-op or Clinic7.0-12.0
JD Electives *24.0-32.0
Required MBA Courses
MGMT 530Managing and Leading the Total Enterprise2.0
MKTG 510Marketing Strategy2.0
STAT 510Introduction to Statistics for Business Analytics2.0
ACCT 510Essentials of Financial Reporting2.0
ORGB 640Negotiations for Leaders3.0
FIN 601Corporate Financial Management3.0
MGMT 510Business Problem Solving3.0
MGMT 520Strategy Analysis2.0
ECON 601Managerial Economics3.0
POM 510Operations and Supply Chain Management2.0
MGMT 770MBA Capstone2.0
MBA Electives **15.0

Unspecified LAW courses 550 and higher can be counted as electives.


Accounting (ACCT), Statistics (STAT), Economics (ECON), Finance (FIN), General Business (BUSN), International Business (INTB), Legal Studies (BLAW), Management (MGMT), Management Information Systems (MIS), Marketing (MKTG), Operations Management (OPM), Operations Research (OPR), Organizational Behavior (ORGB), Production Operations Management (POM), Sport Management (SMT) or Taxation (TAX), with course number range between 600-799.

Upper Level Writing (WUL) Courses
May also be used as electives once requirement is fulfilled.
LAW 610SReproductive Rights & Justice2.0-3.0
LAW 611SSex, Gender, & the Law2.0-3.0
LAW 614SSupreme Court Seminar3.0
LAW 647SThe Rights of Children2.0
LAW 656SJustice Lawyering Sem1.0-3.0
LAW 673SCrime and Community2.0
LAW 790SToxic Torts2.0-3.0
LAW 791SRegulating Patient Safety2.0-3.0
LAW 793SMental Health Law2.0-3.0
LAW 827SImmigration Litigation2.0
LAW 828SInternational Business Transactions2.0-3.0
LAW 832SContract Theory Seminar2.0-3.0
LAW 836SLegal History2.0-3.0
LAW 838SFoundations of Legal Analysis2.0
LAW 840SLiterature and The Law Seminar2.0-3.0
LAW 842SLaw and Mind Sciences2.0-3.0
LAW 844SLaw and Social Movements2.0-3.0
LAW 848SCourts and Public Policy2.0-3.0
LAW 882SLitigation Drafting2.0
LAW 884SContract Drafting2.0
LAW 910SAppellate Advocacy2.0
LAW 920SDrexel Law Review1.0-6.0
LAW T880SSpecial Topics in LAW1.0-5.0
Statutory Courses
May also be used as electives once requirement is fulfilled.
LAW 620SAdministrative Law3.0-4.0
LAW 622SEmployment Discrimination3.0
LAW 623SElection Law3.0-4.0
LAW 624SEnvironmental Law3.0
LAW 642SSpecial Education Law2.0-3.0
LAW 674SHealth Care Fraud and Abuse2.0-3.0
LAW 675SFederal Criminal Law2.0-3.0
LAW 676SWhite Collar Crime2.0-3.0
LAW 700SBusiness Organizations3.0-4.0
LAW 701SFederal Income Tax3.0-4.0
LAW 702SEnterprise Tax3.0-4.0
LAW 706SSecured Transactions3.0
LAW 708SPayment Systems3.0
LAW 710SBankruptcy3.0-4.0
LAW 711SSales3.0
LAW 714SSecurities Regulation3.0
LAW 740STrusts and Estates3.0-4.0
LAW 760SCopyright3.0
LAW 764STrademarks & Unfair Competition3.0
LAW 792SFood and Drug Law2.0-3.0
LAW 796SInsurance Law2.0-3.0
LAW 820SImmigration Law3.0-4.0
LAW 821SEuropean Union Law2.0-3.0
LAW 826SRefugee and Asylum Law2.0-3.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredits SpringCredits 
LAW 550S4.0 LAW 556S4.0 
LAW 552S4.0 LAW 558S4.0 
LAW 554S4.0 LAW 555S3.0 
LAW 565S3.0 LAW 566S3.0 
 15  14 
Second Year
FallCredits SpringCreditsSummerCredits
LAW 560S4.0 LAW 830S3.0LAW 931S7.0
Statutory Course4.0 Law Electives11.0LAW 654S2.0
Law Electives7.0   
 15  14 9
Third Year
MGMT 5302.0FIN 6013.0ECON 6013.0 
MKTG 5102.0MGMT 5103.0POM 5102.0 
STAT 5102.0MGMT 5202.0MGMT 7702.0 
ACCT 5102.0MBA Electives6.0MBA Electives6.0 
ORGB 6403.0   
MBA Elective3.0   
 14 14 13 
Fourth Year
Law Electives12.0   
Total Credits 120
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