Joint Degree Programs
University of Maine School of Law
University of Maine Business School (Orono)
The University of Maine School of Law offers a joint degree program combining the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree with the University of Maine School of Business, which is accredited by AACSB International.
Benefits of the Program
Normally, the MBA program takes 1.5 – 2 years to complete (42 credit hours) and the law program, three years (90 credit hours). This joint program reduces the total number of courses required by five (15 credit hours). This reduces the potential time from five years (132 credit hours) to four years plus a few summers (117 credit hours).
Options for Students
Most students in this program opt to take the first year of the law program, followed by most of the MBA program in year two. That is the suggested route, and allows for the best integration of the material. Students have the option, however, of completing most of the MBA work in the first year. They can also opt to complete most of their law school education before completing the MBA requirements.
How to Apply
Applicants must apply separately to the MBA program and the University of Maine School of Law. They will also be admitted separately to each program. Applicants should indicate their interest in this joint program by completing a joint MBA-J.D. intent form. Applicants may take both the LSAT and the GMAT or they may request the MBA faculty to accept the LSAT score in lieu of the GMAT. A minimum LSAT score of 153 represents a goal for students to achieve to be considered for this program. A minimum score of 500 is required in the GMAT exam for the MBA program. However, attaining a score of 500 on the GMAT exam does NOT guarantee acceptance into the MBA program. See MBA application process and guidelines or J.D. application process and guidelines.