The joint law/business program is offered by the Albany Law School of Union University (ALS) and The College of Saint Rose in order to provide students of both institutions with a rich educational experience and a broad range of professional opportunities.

The program is designed to promote integration between the fields of law and business administration by facilitating the transfer of course credits between the J.D. and M.B.A. curricula. Due to the complementary nature of these fields, certain law courses are readily applicable to the M.B.A. degree and, likewise, certain M.B.A. courses satisfy requirements of the J.D. This allows the student enrolled in the J.D./M.B.A. program to complete the joint degree in, at most, four years of full-time study and, at the same time, to benefit from courses in another discipline.

Each applicant must first satisfy the admission requirements of Albany Law School. The student will usually spend the first year of study at Albany Law School. During that first year, the student should prepare a plan with both schools for completion of all requirements. Decisions regarding the various scheduling options must be made in collaboration with the student’s academic advisor at each school.

MBA Curriculum of the JD/MBA Degree

Prerequisite Courses (6 credits)

  • MBA 511 Financial Accounting
  • MBA 508 Decision Making Methods
  • MBA 509 Statistics for Business Analysis
  • Computer competency (word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software)
  • Prerequisite courses may be waived depending upon prior undergraduate course work.

Required MBA Courses (27 credits)

  • MBA 517 Organizational Behavior and Management
  • MBA 522 Budgeting and Cost Analysis
  • MBA 555 Managerial Economics
  • MBA 582 Human Resource Management
  • MBA 635 Marketing Management
  • MBA 640 Managerial Finance
  • MBA 660 Production and Quality Management
  • MBA 690 Advanced Strategic Management
  • MBA Elective Course
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