Over the past several years, the joint-degree J.D./M.B.A. program has regularly attracted some of the law school's most talented students. Students in this program not only take graduate classes in the law school and business school, but also enjoy opportunities to study intensively how the law governs such matters as the financing of business ventures, the responsibility of a firm's managers to its owners and the management of both financial and business risk. Graduates of the program become business leaders or corporate counsel in cities throughout Florida and the nation. The joint JD/MBA has been incorporated into the law school's exciting new focus on law, economics and business, and scholarships are available to select students interested in pursuing this joint degree.
Applicants must apply for admission to both colleges. Both the GMAT and LSAT must be taken in order to be considered. 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, and a minimum score of 550 on the GMAT. At the College of Law, for the Fall 2009 entering class, the average LSAT score was a 161 and the median GPA was a 3.53.