MSU College of Law

Prepare to Lead: 
MSU Law's JD/MBA

Getting a joint JD/MBA degree at MSU Law prepares you for the unique challenges – and opportunities – of practicing law in a corporate setting.

Our grads are working all over the country. Some of them spend their days in the courtroom; others spend their careers in the boardroom. Their expertise is valued in a wide range of roles:

  • Corporate counsel
  • Financial advisors
  • Law associates
  • Global contracting team leaders
  • Sales managers
  • Investment analysts
  • Consultants

No matter what path you plan to pursue, combining an MSU Law JD with an MBA from MSU’s nationally ranked Eli Broad College of Business will position you for success in business and in law. The Broad MBA program is ranked in the top 15 public U.S. business programs across all five major ranking platforms, and MBA students learn from leading experts in their fields.

The JD/MBA degree program requires admission to each program independently. Learn more about the two application processes. Both MSU Law and the Eli Broad College of Business award competitive funding to qualified applicants. Applicants to both programs should apply early for full consideration for available funding.

Build two skill sets in four years. MSU Law dual degrees allow 12 credits from each program to count toward elective requirements, shortening the timeframe needed to finish both programs. It’s an efficient way to prepare to take on leadership roles in business and in law.

 Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Path A 1L 1MBA 2L/2MBA 3L
Path B 1L 2L 3L/1MBA 2MBA
Path C 1L 2L/1MBA 3L/2MBA ---

Emily Strickler, ’14, appreciates the breadth of her JD/MBA coursework, as well as the range of experiences offered through two very different courses of study. It prepared her to work as an Intellectual Property associate in private practice.

“It’s useful knowing how to read a balance sheet or income statement, and knowing basic accounting principles,” said Strickland, ’14. “The MBA program is a team-focused experience, similar to how law firms accomplish goals by effectively working together.”

The legal employment market is crowded. Stand out. Approaching the post-graduation job search with such diverse skills set Keith Voorheis, ’14, apart from other applicants. “I knew I wanted to work in a corporate setting where I could utilize both my legal and business training,” said Voorheis.” The JD/MBA at Michigan State opened up career opportunities that met that goal.”

Since graduation, he’s worked for Chevron in Procurement and Supply Chain Management in Houston, TX,

and for a law firm in Richmond, VA, as an associate in Global Technology, Outsourcing, and Privacy.

Connect with two sets of experts. Participants also have the benefit of working with career experts in both law and business fields. Max Kozinn, ’11, has worked for the Cleveland Browns, the Dallas Cowboys, and the University of Texas at Austin, and credits his success to the advice that he got at MSU.

“My advisors from both schools supported me,” said Kozinn. “They helped me stride toward whatever goal I wanted to accomplish. MSU is an institution for real-world experience.”

JD/MBA students also build standout networks with Spartan alumni from both law school and business school, which is a huge asset in a post-graduation job search.