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?
Lecture 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?
You must take the Accounting/Corporate Finance course or have an equivalent background to take the Law & Business version of basic business law courses.
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?
No. Students without a business background may take the Accounting/Corporate Finance course, and then may enroll in the Law & Business versions of basic business law courses. Students with business experience or background may enroll in Law & Business versions of courses without taking Accounting/Corporate Finance.
Are there any requirements for completing
No. Students may take as many or as few Law & Business courses as they want.
Can I take business law courses at the Law School if I am not enrolled in a degree program at the Law School?
A student enrolled in a University of Virginia graduate school may take Law School courses with the approval of the Law School's Student Records Office and the course instructor. You may not take a course at the Law School unless you are enrolled in a degree program at the Law School or at UVA.