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Law/Business Administration

Saint Louis University’s School of Law and Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business jointly administer our graduate dual-degree program in law and business administration. Graduates from the program receive both a Juris Doctor degree and an MBA.

About the Program

This full-time, dual-degree program focuses on the functional relationship between the legal system and the business world. Earning an MBA with a J.D. emphasizes managerial principles, business analysis, decision-making and policy formation.

The program includes a 10-day study abroad component focusing on international business, which occurs over winter break.

Curriculum and Program Details

SLU’s dual degree in law and business administration is a three-and-a-half-year program. You’ll spend the first year in the School of Law, followed by three semesters of coursework to complete SLU’s one-year MBA in the summer, spring and fall. The final three semesters will complete the juris doctor.

  • Heather Bednarek, Ph.D.
  • Michael J. Kolnik, J.D.

Students with a J.D./MBA are equipped with the skills and resources to succeed at the convergence of the legal and business professions. You can build a career in corporate law, private practice, banking, government regulation, management consulting, business policy analysis, government or public service.

Application Process

You must be admitted into both the Saint Louis University School of Law and the Richard Chaifetz School of business to pursue this dual degree program and meet the requirements for both the law program and business administration programs.

Students begin at the law school, then apply to the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business in the first or second year.

Apply to the School of Law

Apply to the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business

Application Deadline

Applications to the School of Law are due by Feb.1. Applications to the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business are reviewed on a rolling basis but are preferred by June 1.