The School of Law and the Stetson-Hatcher School of Business of Mercer University offer a joint program of study that permits both the Juris Doctor and the Master of Business Administration degrees to be earned in as few as three years. Both schools have collaborated to offer strong combined programs in law and business. The MBA program offers a flexible evening format and an intimate graduate setting, providing students with an opportunity to develop strong connections with each other, the faculty, and the business community. With its focus on ethical leadership and problem-solving skills, Mercer’s MBA program enables students to make connections between business theory and its practical application. Neither the JD nor MBA degree will be awarded to a student until he or she has completed the requirements set forth in the joint program for both degrees.
The applicant must be admitted separately by each school. Additional tuition must be paid to the Business School for courses that are required for the MBA degree. The JD/MBA academic requirements are described in the Mercer University Macon Campus Catalog.
For detailed information on the joint JD/MBA Program, contact the Admissions Office of the Law School at 478-301-2605 or the School of Business at 478-301-2835.
The MBA Curriculum for the JD/MBA Program consists of the following courses (30 credits):
- BUS 601. Global Managerial Economics (3 hours)
- BUS 603. Accounting for Managers (3 hours)
- BUS 605. Marketing Decision Making (3 hours)
- BUS 609. Financial Decision Making (3 hours)
- BUS 602 Human Capital Management (3 hours)
- BUS 613. Ethical Leadership (3 hours)
- And either: BUS 606 Decision Making and Decision Analytics (3 hours) OR BUS 611 Supply Chain and Logistics Management (3 hours)
- BUS 699. Strategy/Capstone (3 hours)
- BUS 604 Legal Environment of Business (3 hours) (waived for JD/MBA students with successful completion of an additional three-credit-hours BUS 600-level business school course OR an approved three-credits Law School elective course).
- One three-credit-hours BUS 600-level course or an approved three-credit-hours Law School elective course.