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Business Administration and Law, One-Year M.B.A. & J.D.

Darla Moore School of Business
Joseph F. Rice School of Law

This combined degree is a path to earning law and accelerated master of business administration degrees in less time than it would take to earn them separately.

As business and law become increasingly interconnected, this dual-degree program is a logical choice for students who wish to combine a career in law and business. The program can be completed in less than four years and allows students to earn the two degrees simultaneously with a lower course load than if the two were earned separately.

Program Highlights

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    Accelerated Timeline

    Reduce the total course load by taking electives that qualify for both programs to accelerate completion of the combined degree.

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    Local Legend

    Join the University of South Carolina School of Law, one of the nation's oldest law schools and South Carolina's only nonprofit law school.

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    Award-Winning Moore School

    Study at a school known worldwide for its top-ranked international business programs, a world-class faculty and 12 major research centers.

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    Two Degrees

    Graduate with two prestigious degrees: one from the School of Law and one from the Moore School of Business.

What You’ll Study

Explore the overlap of the business and law worlds in the cross-disciplinary, joint Juris Doctor and accelerated master of business administration program. Approved students can earn a rigorous education in law and business simultaneously to complete both degrees in less time than it would take to attain them separately.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Legal Knowledge

    Interpreting and applying laws and regulations to specific situations or issues

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making


    Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change

  • Management

    Directing and overseeing the activities and resources to achieve specific goals

    Presentation Skills

    Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire

    Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Lawyer
  • Business Owner
  • Mediator
  • Executive

Workplace Settings

  • Private Law
  • Nonprofit
  • Business
  • Government
  • Banking