A Masters of Business Administration in Law degree can usually be obtained in just three years, and there are many online and alternative schedule programs available. It is certainly possible for a practicing attorney to seek out a degree while maintaining their professional lives.
Students who pursue a LLM (Master of Law) spend one to two years studying a particular area of law. Their advanced training prepares them to work with specializations such as international law or tax law.
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Admission to this joint-degree program is ordinarily granted either prior to attending the Katz School of Business and the School of Law or during the first year of study in the law school. [+]
MBA/Juris Doctor (JD)
Admission to this joint-degree program is ordinarily granted either prior to attenxding the Katz School of Business and the School of Law or during the first year of study in the law school. In exceptional cases and with permission, however, students may apply to the MBA/JD program after completing the second year of law school. Occasionally, a student will begin studies in the Katz School before applying to the MBA/JD program. Such students may apply to the joint-degree program during their first semester of study.One major advantage is that what would normally take five years (two of MBA, three of law) is reduced to 3.5 years. This means substantial savings in time and money. Katz can make this possible because it offers an 11-month MBA program.To be enrolled in this joint-degree program, applicants must submit separate applications and be admitted both to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and to the Katz School. A separate joint-degree program application must be completed and a copy sent to each school. GMAT and LSAT scores are required for all applicants. A joint admissions committee, made up of faculty from both schools, will either grant or deny admission to the MBA/JD program.Applications to the joint-degree program can be found at either school.... [-]
Our MBA in Business Law provides students with a base knowledge and understanding of business and with the ability to specialise in law subjects during the second term. [+]
MBA in Business Law
Our MBA in Business Law provides students with a base knowledge and understanding of business and with the ability to specialise in law subjects during the second term. The second term will enable students to obtain the understanding of legal practice and theory within the business sector and the ability to formulate both written and oral arguments on topical issued business and law.
The MBA programme comprises of a total of eight modules each focusing on a different theme of business/management with an International business orientation. The teaching and learning of this programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, tutorials, guided and independent study. Teaching and learning on the programme is further enlivened by the active research of staff, particularly in the general areas of business and management theory. The MBA programme is worth a total of 180 credits.... [-]