J.D./M.B.A. - Simultaneous Enrollment Option

NIU Law and the NIU College of Business offer a simultaneous enrollment option, which permits students to earn a J.D. and an M.B.A. Students must be separately admitted to both the M.B.A. and the J.D. programs.

Students who have completed all Phase I requirements in the College of Business prior to commencement of their J.D. and M.B.A. degrees can complete both degrees in three years and two summers. If not, the program will generally take 4 to 5 years. For a list of Phase I requirements, see http://www.cob.niu.edu/mba/degreerequirements.asp. With approval of the Associate Dean of NIU Law and the student’s Academic Advisor in the College of Business, up to 9 credit hours of M.B.A. course credit may count towards the 90 hour J.D. requirement, and up to 9 credit hours of Law courses may count toward the M.B. A. 30 hour Phase II requirement. A typical program for a student in the simultaneous degree program who has completed the Business Phase I requirements might be as follows:

Year 1:

Fall

NIU Law - 16 hrs

Spring

College of Law – 16 hrs

Summer

College of Business – 6 hrs



To apply to the J.D. portion of the program, please see Full-Time Student Apply/Check Status.

For more information about the M.B.A. program, please see http://www.cob.niu.edu/mbaprograms/.

Year 2 :

Fall

NIU Law – 12 hrs
College of Business – 3 hrs

Spring

College of Law – 12 hrs
College of Business – 3 hrs

Summer

College of Business – 6 hrs





Year 3:

Fall

College of Law – 12 hrs
College of Business – 3 hrs

Spring

College of Law – 13 hrs