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College of Law

Florida State University


Business and Law

The Colleges of Law and Business joint-degree program in Law and Business, J.D./M.B.A., permits completion of both degree programs concurrently. Following admission to either program, a joint-degree student is required to submit the necessary joint-degree application. Interested applicants normally begin their study at the College of Law. A joint-degree student who wishes to enroll for any coursework in the other college or department before completing the first-year of law school must obtain prior written approval from the College of Law. Current law students may also apply to the joint-degree program by the deadline during their first year in law school. Once enrolled in the first-year law curriculum, they will then complete all necessary documentation through the College of Business as well as a joint-degree application before March 1st. All required documents should be returned to the College of Law Office of Admissions.

Applicants to the M.B.A. Program must have a bachelor’s degree, an upper division (junior and senior) grade point average of 3.0 or better, and a highly competitive GMAT score. It is expected that most students admitted to the M.B.A. program will exceed these minimums. An LSAT or GRE score may be considered in lieu of the GMAT at the discretion of the MBA Program Director in the College of Business. Previous coursework in business is not required, but all applicants are expected to have a general knowledge of economics, finance, accounting, statistics, calculus and management principles.