Four years, two degrees, countless career options.
UND's joint JD/MBA program opens doors. This combined program will provide you with
advanced knowledge in the law and business fields at an accelerated pace. Complete
both degrees in four years.
On Campus or Online
Est. time to complete:
115 (81 JD, 34 MBA)
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
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
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
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.
JD/MBA at UND
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.
Contemporary supply chains are complex systems that must be constantly adapted with the changing environment in which they are functioning. This course will explore the management of supply chains including concepts of supply chain networks, supply chain strategies, and some analytic tools for supply chain performance. It is the vital responsibility of supply chain managers to continuously improve their firm's competitive position in the marketplace. Students will examine how supply chains can be organized effectively (strategic) and efficiently (operational) in order to satisfy the market, customer demand, and supply chain trading partners. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program and completion of "Business Math and Statistics" course from Ivy Software.
MGMT 505. Organization Leadership and Ethics. 2 Credits.
This course will explore concepts of leadership and ethics in organizations and business. Students will examine major theories of leadership and their application to practice in groups and organizations, models of ethical thinking and behavior, and how managers can effectively lead others in a responsible manner. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
ISBC 510. Business Intelligence. 3 Credits.
A business intelligence (BI) system is an information system that supports decision making process. BI is also about creating strategic value for organizations based on data. This course provides critical thinking and self-learning abilities by discovering the business intelligence and data analytic challenges. The expected outcome of the course will allow each student to have a solid understanding of current and emerging issues and best practices of data visualization and data analytics. Students will also gain a strong business process analysis experience. The course will challenge each student in her/his ability to use big data, predictive data analysis, data gathering techniques, data warehouse, knowledge management, data mart, and data mining systems. These challenges are becoming a prevalent factor in the present turbulent business environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program or department consent required. F,S.
MGMT 501. Quantitative Analysis for Management Decisions. 3 Credits.
The topic of quantitative business modeling is relevant to all business professionals. Management in today's turbulent economic times requires a full breadth of management skills and capabilities. This course provides comprehensive coverage of both traditional management skills and new competencies needed in a turbulent environment characterized by economic turmoil and general uncertainty of the future. This course is designed for any manager who is engaged in solving difficult business problems. The key to problem solving is knowing how to select and then use the right tools. The primary goals of this course are to provide a variety of quantitative models that should be useful in solving business problems, explain how they work, and show how the decision maker can apply and interpret them. This course covers various topics, such as Linear Programming, Sensitivity Analysis, Network Models, Integer Programming, Nonlinear Programming, and Forecasting. Spreadsheet-based tools and techniques will be extensively utilized in building various decision models for effective decision making in this course. Because Excel currently offers the best collection of built-in analytical capabilities, it will be used with this course. Prior experience with Excel is certainly helpful, but it is not required. Prerequisites: Admission to the MBA program and ECON 506. S,SS.
Law Students in Action
UND students gain field experience at the North Dakota Supreme Court.
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