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 law classes in person, you can either attend MBA courses on-campus or online.

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.