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Business Management and Law (LMBA)   

Program Title and Classification

Business Management and Law

Graduate Degree Program

College: Business

Admissions Information

We strongly encourage you to visit the Robert H. Smith School of Business website at The Smith School website contains a wealth of information regarding all graduate business programs and their admissions processes.

Admissions requirements can be found here:

MBA and MS Admissions Office: 301-405-2559

Executive MBA Admissions Office: 301-405-2386

Online MBA Admissions Information: 877-807-8741

PhD Admissions Office: 301-405-2214

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Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate (dual degree) (M.B.A. and J.D.)

Core Requirements
Students complete 109 total credits including 33 credits of Business courses. The remaining coursework is completed at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Part-time MBA students complete the BUSI designated courses. Full-time MBA students complete the BUSM designated courses.


BUSI 610/BUSM 602: Introduction to Financial Accounting (2 credits)

BUSI 611/BUSM 616: Managerial Accounting (2 credits)

BUSI 621/BUSM 621: Strategic and Transformational IT (2 credits)

BUSI 630/BUSM 606: Data Models and Decisions (2 credits)

BUSI 634/BUSM 624: Operations Management (2 credits)

BUSI 640/BUSM 610: Financial Management (2 credits)

BUSI 650/BUSM 612: Marketing Management (2 credits)

BUSI 662/BUSM 600: Leadership and Teamwork (2 credits)

BUSI 681/BUSM 604: Managerial Economics and Public Policy (2 credits)

BUSI 683/BUSM 626: The Global Economic Environment (2 credits)

BUSI 690/BUSM 614: Strategic Management (2 credits)

Electives approved with advisor (11 credits)


The Robert H. Smith School of Business and the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore offer a joint program of studies leading to MBA and JD degrees. Under the terms of the joint program, a student may earn both degrees in four academic years. The accelerated program is possible because some courses can be credited toward both degrees. Candidates must apply for admission to the Law School as well as to the MBA program at College Park and must be admitted to both programs. Information about the JD program can be found at

Twenty-one credits of law will be substituted for MBA elective coursework. Grade point averages in each program will be computed separately and students must maintain minimum standards in each school to continue in the program. The Graduate School will not accept transfer credit from coursework taken outside the joint program. A student must complete both programs satisfactorily in order to receive both degrees. The MBA and the JD degrees must be awarded simultaneously. A student whose enrollment is terminated in one program may elect to complete work for the degree in which he or she remains enrolled, but such completion must be upon the same conditions as required of regular (nonjoint program) degree candidates. Student programs must be approved by the law school adviser for the joint program and the Associate Dean for Masters Programs. For further discussion of admission and degree requirements, students should see the above and consult the entry in the University of Maryland School of Law catalog.


Facilities and Special Resources

The Office of Career Services (OCS) provides dedicated, professional support to help students launch their careers. The center links students directly to recruiters through a variety of services, including on- and off-campus recruitment and the online resume database, which matches a Smith MBA to the right industry position. The OCS also participates in regional and national career forums and job fairs, such as the National MBA Consortium, the National Black MBA Conference, the National Hispanic MBA Conference, the National Association of Women MBA’s Conference, and the Career Services Council.

The Smith School is located in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C./Northern Virginia corridor. This region offers one of the highest concentrations of culture, diversity, and career opportunities in the country.


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