Joint J.D./M.B.A.

Qualified graduate applicants may elect to complete both a law degree and an M.B.A. degree concurrently through Wayne State's joint J.D./M.B.A. program

Admissions information

Students must be admitted to the Wayne State University Law School and the M.B.A. program in the Mike Ilitch School of Business and must obtain the separate approval of both units to participate in the dual-degree program. Students must take the LSAT and meet all other admission requirements of both programs. The Mike Ilitch School of Business offers GMAT/GRE waivers to applicants who receive an acceptable score on the LSAT.

Academic requirements

Students must complete all requirements for both degrees, but up to three law courses (nine credit hours) may be double-counted as M.B.A. electives. Joint degree students spend their first year in the law school. Full-time students have five years to complete program requirements, while part-time students have six years.


Students accepted into the joint J.D./M.B.A. program pay Law School tuition rates for all courses, including M.B.A. courses.