The JD/MBA is a joint program for those full-time students seeking to diversify their professional credentials and leverage both degrees for career opportunities. The MBA and a degree in law provide a unique and powerful combination for effective leadership in either field. NCCU offers a joint program that allows students to complete both degrees in four years, compared with the five years it would take to earn them separately. To earn both degrees a student must complete a minimum of 88 semester hours in the School of Law and 33 hours in the School of Business. Note: Nine semester hours of graduate level business courses will meet the elective requirements for the law degree and nine semester hours of law courses will satisfy the elective credits for the MBA degree.
Admission to NCCU MBA is based on a qualitative and quantitative assessment of factors deemed relevant for successful graduate study. Candidates are carefully evaluated with respect to their ability to handle the academic demands of the program and potential for continued growth as managers and leaders. The admissions team seeks to enroll a diverse MBA class with a variety of interests, experiences and talents. Students are admitted for the fall or spring semester. Factors considered in the admission decision include:
- Scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
- Prior academic record
- Employment history
- Personal essay
- Recommendations of instructors, employers, or others
- TOEFL score required for non-native English speakers, unless your degree is from an English-language university in a country where English is the native language.
Applicants must satisfy the application requirements for each type of applicant. Applicants may apply to the School of Law as a First Time Applicant, Re-Applicant, Transfer Student Applicant, Visiting Student Applicant or a Returning Student. Applicants should check the Law Schools web site for specific requirements for each of these. Only completed applicant files are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. The School of Law begins accepting on-line applications October 1. Application materials submitted prior to October 1 will be returned to the sender. The application deadline for submitting all application materials is April 15.
A personal interview is frequently required.