NC State University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is a professional degree that provides students with leadership and management skills that will allow them to advance in a professional career in management. NC State’s MBA curriculum is accredited by AACSB International. The Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University prepares its graduates to successfully serve their communities with legal skill, ethical conviction, and intellectual leadership. The School of Law develops lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion, and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others and create a more just society. The School of Law awards the Juris Doctor (JD) degree and is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). Both NC State University and Campbell University are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges (SACS).
The JD/MBA is a popular dual degree arrangement around the country. It promotes integration of the fields of Business Administration and law in furtherance of careers in public service. The dual degree program enables students to earn both degrees in four years of full-time study, rather than the usual five. Recipients of the JD/MBA have attained professional credentials for a diverse range of careers in business, finance, law, government, nonprofit organizations, teaching, and research. Students completing the JD/MBA will be well positioned to contribute to effective governance in North Carolina, adding capacity to identify and solve problems facing the state and its communities.
Prospective students must apply to and be granted separate admission to both programs, which entails submitting all required application materials and meeting the admission standards of both programs.
Course Sequence & MBA Requirements
Students will be assigned an MBA advisor to help plan out a schedule to fulfill the following requirements.
At minimum, Dual Degree MBA/J.D. students must complete 40 credit hours for the MBA program.
- Core Classes: 21 Hours
- Students will take the MBA core classes in their 2nd year according to the typical Full-time MBA Schedule.
- Concentration Classes: 12 Hours
- MBA Electives: 7 hours
- Can count toward hours for concentration
- Analytics/Quantitative Course
- Can count toward hours for concentration or elective
The four year course sequence is as follows:
- Fall Semester 1 – J.D. Classes
- Spring Semester 2 – J.D. Classes
- Fall Semester 2 – 15 Hours of Core MBA classes
- Spring Semester 2 – 6 Hours of Core MBA classes & MBA concentration or electives
- Fall Semester 3 – J.D. Classes & MBA concentration or electives
- Spring Semester 3 – J.D. Classes & MBA concentration or electives
- Fall Semester 4 – J.D. Classes & MBA concentration or electives
- Spring Semester 4 – J.D. Classes & MBA concentration or electives