Why earn a dual law and business degree at UND?

Graduate Application Deadlines
May 15* | Aug. 1
Oct. 15* | Dec. 1
March 15* | May 1

*Priority deadline

By combining your studies at UND, you can earn two degrees in four years and get an extra edge to secure a job after graduation.

  • You'll concentrate on the law during your first three semesters, before splitting time between the MBA program and the School of Law during your last five semesters.
  • At North Dakota's only law school, you'll get personalized attention at a nationally-ranked, highly affordable school with opportunities to interact with practicing attorneys and judges.
  • Coursework for the MBA program focuses on executive management, financial and economic analysis, business analytics and strategy.

While you'll need to attend JD classes in person, you can attend MBA courses online (synchronous).

Accredited JD/MBA Degree

The School of Law is accredited by the American Bar Association. The Nistler College of Business & Public Administration is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.


  • Double your network when you build connections through the law school and business college. In both the legal and business world, contacts are invaluable.

  • Get valuable on-the-ground expertise through the School of Law's Externship/Field Placement program. This program has placed students in federal courts, non-profit organizations and other offices.

  • Work at an accelerated pace by dual-counting credits.

Careers in Business and Law


Median annual salary for lawyers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Expected growth in employment of lawyers

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

A JD-MBA dual degree puts you in a unique group of educated individuals and opens doors to flexible career paths.

  • Banking and finance
  • Non-profit management
  • Management consulting
  • Managing partner, law firm
  • Corporate attorney - mergers and acquisitions
  • Regulations

Business and Law Courses You Could Take

Law School at night


UND's rank in U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Online MBA Programs.

U.S. News Ranking MBA Badge

Law Students in Action

UND students gain field experience at the North Dakota Supreme Court.