2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Finance, JD/MBA

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Degree Requirements

Business and industry must take public and private law into account in all decisions. The College of Law and the Martin J. Whitman School of Management have responded by creating joint degree programs in business administration and accounting. Students may obtain a J.D. and M.B.A. or J.D. M.B.A. in accounting or finance in four years instead of the five years necessary when both programs are pursued separately. These programs are particularly appropriate for students with career objectives in corporate law, tax law, or labor law. J.D./M.B.A. students generally complete program requirements in four academic years. Program structure for the J.D./M.B.A. in accounting or finance varies substantially depending on the student’s accounting and management background and desire for certification. Because a joint degree program involves reciprocal application of electives, students are not awarded either degree until the requirements for both degrees are completed.

Students with general questions and inquiries concerning procedures regarding joint degrees should contact Keri Foster, Associate Director for Student Life, Suite 220 College of Law (443-1146, kdfoster@law.syr.edu).

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