Consistent with Elon Law’s strength in the area of business law, the law school offers a JD/MBA program with Elon’s Love School of Business. The program prepares students to become leaders in the legal profession or in the field of business.

Students participating in the JD/MBA program receive a degree from both schools. The dual degree program reduces the cost and time required to acquire both degrees, as both the law school and the MBA program accept credit toward their respective degrees for specified courses taken in the other school. The law school accepts up to 12 credits from designated MBA courses toward the 86 credits required for the JD degree. Likewise, the MBA program accepts up to 9 credits from specified law school courses toward the 39 credits (including the two foundation courses) required for the MBA degree.

Cross-over courses are as follows:

Law School Courses Accepted Toward MBA Degree

This course will satisfy the Accounting Foundation Course required by the MBA program:

  • LAW 7110/Accounting for Lawyers

These courses may be used to satisfy the MBA program’s 9-credit elective course requirement:

  • LAW 7100/Business Associations
  • LAW 8150/Entity Taxation
  • LAW 8110/Bankruptcy
  • LAW 8140/Mergers and Acquisitions
  • LAW 7590/Negotiations
  • LAW 7130Securities Regulation
  • LAW 7160/Intellectual Property
  • LAW 6710/Commercial Law: Secured Transactions

MBA Courses Accepted Toward JD Degree

JD/MBA students are not allowed credit for both MBA 611 and LAW 703 (Communications Skills for Lawyers). They may only receive credit for one or the other.

  • MBA 6110/Enhancing Managerial Communications

These courses may be used to satisfy the law program’s elective course requirement. Up to a total of 12 credits of approved MBA courses will count toward the 90 law school credits required to receive your JD degree:

  • MBA 6250/Economic Policy and the Global Environment
  • MBA 7150/Accounting for Managerial Decisions
  • MBA 7170/Financial Management
  • MBA 6230/Management & Organizational Behavior
  • MBA 7130/International Business
  • MBA 6380/Entrepreneurship

The availability of law school credit for this course depends on the specific topics covered, as the content of the course varies. Pre-approval by the law school associate dean for academic affairs should be obtained prior to taking the course to receive credit toward the JD degree.