J.D. / M.B.A. University at Albany


Master of Business Administration

The M.B.A. degree program for current J.D. students has been designed to promote integration between the fields of law and business administration. Covering areas such as Accounting, Information Technology Management (ITM), Marketing and Management, it enables students to earn both degrees in four years of study, rather than the usual five. The program is designed so that certain elective courses may be applicable to both degrees. Recipients of both the J.D. and M.B.A. degrees hold professional credentials for a broad range of careers in corporate law, business consulting, teaching, and research.

Admission Requirements
The applicant must score well on the LSAT. The GMAT, a requirement for M.B.A. admission, will be waived in lieu of the LSAT.

Applicants will preferably have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better and submit academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a resume, and a personal statement. All applicants must be matriculated in the J.D. program at Albany Law School.

Current J.D. students are strongly encouraged to submit personal statements and recommendation letters designed for admission into a M.B.A. program.  Specifically, personal statements and recommendation letters should be tailored for consideration by a M.B.A. Admissions Committee. It is suggested that applications include at least one letter of recommendation from current Albany Law School faculty.

Interviews are not required; however, they are not uncommon and may be requested of applicants.

University at Albany Tuition
$4,055/semester for New York State residents
$338/credit if less than 12 credits

$6,880/semester for out-of-state and international students
$573/credit if less than 12 credits

(Program participants are not eligible for the college consortium tuition waiver plan.)

For more information, please contact:

Melissa Palmucci, Director of M.B.A. Programs
School of Business, BA 220
University at Albany, State University of New York
Albany, N.Y. 12222

Zina Lawrence, Director of Graduate Student Services
School of Business, BA 361A
University at Albany, State University of New York
Albany, N.Y. 12222