Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Law & Business program a certificate
The program does not offer a certificate, but Virginia's reputation is such that employers understand what the program means.
Is there a mix of law and graduate business students
Generally business students do not take the Law & Business courses, but law students are welcome to enroll in business courses with the approval of the Student Records office.
How many students enroll in the J.D.-MBA
About 5 to 10 students enroll in the dual-degree program each year. The business school requires work experience and students must apply for both schools concurrently. More
How many students are involved in the Law
& Business Program?
Each semester about 60 to 80 students enroll in the required Accounting and Finance courses. About 100 to 150 students each year take several Law & Business courses.
How big are classes?
Courses range from 40 to 120 students, but seminars and short courses range from 10 to 25 students.
If you have already taken accounting and
finance courses as an undergraduate, do you have to take them
at the Law School?
No. Students may bypass the basic skills courses with appropriate experience.
Do you get credit for the two-week
Short courses are generally one credit, but may also be two credits.
How do students fit short courses into their
Short courses are generally offered early in the morning or later in the day to minimize conflict with other courses.
Do you need a business background to participate
in the program?
The program assumes students do not have a background in business; those who do may be able to bypass the entry-level courses and take more advanced courses.
Are there any requirements for completing
Students may take as many or as few Law & Business courses as they want, providing they complete the basic skills courses, Finance and Accounting.