The Stillman School and the School of Law jointly offer a four-year program leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Juris Doctor (J.D.). The program is available only to full-time students and may be completed in four years rather than the five years usually required for the completion of both degrees.
Application to the joint program is open to holders of baccalaureate degrees from accredited colleges or universities who are not enrolled in either the School of Law or the Stillman School or who are full-time students in the first-year program at the School of Law.
Candidates for admission to this program must complete separate applications for both the School of Law and the Stillman School, identifying on each application that they intend to participate in the joint program. Applications must be filed by the deadline dates specified by the School of Law. Alternatively, students enrolled in the first-year, full-time program at the School of Law may, during that year, apply for admission to the joint program by making application for admission to the Stillman School, identifying themselves as candidates for the joint program and notifying the School of Law of their intent to seek admission to that program.
Admission to the joint program requires that the student be accepted for admission at each of the respective schools and that the student’s participation in the joint program be approved separately by the admission committees of both schools.
The M.B.A. admission procedure appears at the beginning of the Stillman School section of this catalogue. Applications for the School of Law are available from:
Office of Admissions
Seton Hall University School of Law
One Newark Center
Newark, NJ 07102.
Applicants must take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be sent to:
Law School Data Assembly Service (LSDAS)
Educational Testing Service
Newton, PA 18940
The LSDAS report containing the LSAT scores should be forwarded to the School of Law at the above address.
The J.D. degree consists of 88 credits and the M.B.A. degree of 40 credits. A maximum total of 10 credits may be used as cross-credits between the two programs. Only courses specified by the respective schools as eligible for cross-credits may be utilized for this purpose. Under exceptional circumstances, courses not included on the list of those eligible for cross-credits may be approved for this purpose by the academic deans of the law school and the business school. No required courses at either the School of Law or the Stillman School may be eligible for cross-credits under the joint degree program.
Because of residency requirements and other considerations, the joint degree program can only be completed by students enrolled on a full-time basis. With the joint consent of the academic deans of the School of Law and the Stillman School, and for good cause, a student may be allowed to remain in the program although enrolled on a part-time basis only after the second year of full-time participation in the program. Such approval for part-time status must be renewed every semester. No waiver of full-time status may be granted for the first two years of the program.
A minimum of 30 credit hours must be taken in the M.B.A. program at Seton Hall. No waived credits may be counted toward the completion of the J.D. degree, and the Law School does not permit any waiver of credits for the J.D. degree.
Students in the joint degree program must have their course schedules approved by the joint program advisers in both the School of Law and the Stillman School. The procedure for such approval will be established by the respective schools, and students in the program should consult the joint program adviser at each school. Where courses with similar content are offered by the two schools, students may complete such courses at either school (except as noted above), but may not take the courses at both schools.
Students in the joint degree program spend their first year of study completing the regular first-year curriculum of the School of Law. During the second and subsequent years, students complete the program by taking credits at both the Stillman School and the School of Law.
Pre-Qualification Courses as required (non-credit bearing).
|M.B.A. Program Component
|The Launch Experience
|Corporate Social Responsibility
|Accounting for Decision Makers
|The Role of Quantitative Analysis in Business Decision Making
|Management Theory and Practice
|Market Decision Making
|Information Technology Management
|Economics for Managers
|Financial Decision Making
|Select 7 credits of 6000-level or higher graduate business courses
|Financial Concepts for Lawyers *
|Intro Lawyering I-Lgl Rs Wrtg
|Intro Lawyering II-Lgl Rs Wrtg
|Civil Procedure I
|Civil Procedure II
|Appellate Advocacy, Persuasion and Advocacy & Advanced Legal Writing Requirements **
|Persuasion and Advocacy
|Select 34 credits of Elective courses
|Cross credits ***
This course may be waived after consultation with an adviser.
In consultation with an adviser Law Students are required to satisfy Advanced Legal Writing requirements.
Students may cross-credit up to 10 credits between the two programs.
M.B.A. Total (includes cross-credits): 40
J.D. Total (includes cross-credits): 88
Less: Cross-credit savings 10
Total Joint Degree: 118
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