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Business Administration, Juris Doctor / Master of Business Administration

A career-focused program that gives students a strong foundation in a full spectrum of business disciplines.

The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) is a career-focused program that gives students a strong foundation in a full spectrum of business disciplines.  This innovative curriculum incorporates analytic strategies and hands-on understanding of business practices through experiential educational programs and international travel opportunities.  Dually accredited by AACSB-International for both business and accounting programs, the M.B.A. program is offered at the Queens and Manhattan campuses and online.

The Juris Doctor (J.D.) program is taught by a nationally respected faculty, congenial, diverse and talented students and a powerful network of successful alumni.  These are the hallmarks of St. John’s University’s distinguished School of Law.  For over 85 years, St. John's School of Law has fostered a tradition of excellence – a heritage that continues to strengthen both academically and structurally.  The J.D. program of St. John's School of Law is approved by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.  The Law School is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools.

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Applicants the JD/MBA and JD/MS programs must be accepted into the School of Law prior to applying to the Tobin College of Business.

For information regarding the Law School admissions process, visit

Admission to Tobin’s graduate business programs is open only to applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from accredited institutions who show promise of success in graduate business studies.

For additional information, please contact:

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business - Office of Graduate Admission
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]

Combined Degree Coursework

The 89-credit Juris Doctor (J.D.) program is comprised of 36 credit hours of required coursework and 53 credit hours of elective coursework.  The 33 required credit hours are completed in the first year of School of Law and the remaining three credit hour requirement is completed in the second year.  Students are prohibited from taking any business courses during their first year of Law School.

The 36-credit Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is comprised of 24 credit hours of required coursework, a three credit hour capstone course, and nine credit hours of electives.

The dual J.D./M.B.A. program allows a student to complete nine credit hours of business courses and include them as law school electives.  Likewise, the student can use their business-related law school coursework to meet a required course in business law.  This would reduce the combined coursework by 18 credit hours.  In addition, because law school tuition allows a student to take up to 17 credit hours per semester, a student can complete an additional 12 credit hours while completing his or her law degree.  Therefore, it is possible to complete 30 credit hours of M.B.A. coursework without paying any additional tuition. 


J.D./M.B.A. (Interdisciplinary Business Concentration):

I. Required Business Courses (36 credits)

  • ACC 602 Global Financial and Managerial Reporting
  • DS 602 Business Analytics
  • ECO 606 Industrial Economics
  • FIN 607 Financial Management
  • MGT 601 Managing for Global Success
  • MGT 700 Seminar in Business Policy
  • MKT 600 Decisions in Marketing Management
  • RMI 601 Risk Management
  • Nine credit hours of business-related law coursework is included as TCB concentration (interdisciplinary business) (6 credit hours) and LAW 600 Law, Ethics and the Principled Path in Business (3 credit hours)

II. Required Law Courses (36 credits)

  • Introduction to Law (2 credits)
  • Constitutional Law II (3 credits)
  • Civil Procedure (4 credits)
  • Criminal Law (3 credits)
  • Constitutional Law I (2 credits)
  • Torts (4 credits)
  • Contracts I (3 credits)    Contracts II (2 credits)
  • Legal Writing I (2 credits)
  • Legal Writing II (2 credits)
  • Lawyering (2 credits)
  • Property (4 credits)
  • Professional Responsibility (3 credits)    

III. Elective Law Courses (53 credits), including

  • Nine credit hours of TCB coursework are included as Law School electives, including:
  • MGT 601 Managing for Global Success
  • MGT 700 Seminar in Business Policy
  • One concentration course from the approved list (see next page)

Total Credits in Program (107 credits)

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