The J.D./M.B.A. program has given me the unique opportunity to follow both of my passions: business and law. I am immersed in both worlds and get the benefit of seeing how they overlap — working with faculty, administrators and alumni in both schools. I am confident that this program will enable me to pursue a career in business law with strong foundations in both disciplines. - Mary Morandini, J.D./M.B.A. Candidate, 2017

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Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration

The J.D./M.B.A. program offers students the benefit of combining their legal education with businessanalysis and problem-solving tools, and an understanding of the economic ramifications of the law.

The program is typically completed in four years, although students can complete the program in less time by taking summer session and/or winter intersession courses and by seeking credit for certain business courses taken as an undergraduate.

The J.D./M.B.A. program provides students with a strong and comprehensive foundation for careers in both law and business and provides:

  • knowledge of the administrative process necessary for attorneys pursuing careers in business and not-forprofit institutions;
  • specialized proficiency in fields auxiliary to law, such as accounting, banking, finance, investment, marketing, management and taxation; and
  • knowledge of the economic implications of legal processes.

For more information, visit the Deane School of Law JD/MBA site.

Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration

For additional information, contact the Zarb Graduate Business Department at (516) 463-ZARB (9272) or via email at gradbusiness[at]

Program Advisors

Kaushik SenguptaKaushik Sengupta, Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship

Dr. Sengupta is chair of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship and associate professor at the Zarb School of Business. Since 2011, he has been the executive director of the Online M.B.A. Program. His teaching and research are in the areas of operations management and supply chain management. He is involved with teaching and curriculum development for the B.B.A., M.B.A. and Executive M.B.A. programs.

Dr. Sengupta's current focus areas of research are in the analysis of supply chain management trends and practices, and the analysis of industrywide similarities and differences in supply chain practices. Other related research areas of interest include quality management, supply chain security, health care operations, distance learning, and cross-functional research with interfaces between operations/supply chain and other areas of business.

Dr. Sengupta earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in business administration at Indiana University. He has an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, and a B.E. in mechanical engineering from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India.

Tuition and Scholarships

The packaging of students' financial aid is handled by both the Law School Office of Financial Aid and the Hofstra University Student Financial Services office, depending on students' course loads.

Students in the J.D./M.B.A. program pay full-time Law School tuition for the first year, full-time Zarb School of Business tuition for the second year, and full-time Law School tuition for years 3 and 4. If the student has received a scholarship from the Law School, the scholarship amounts would apply in full for the first, third and fourth years of the program. Merit-based scholarships may be available from the Zarb School to qualified candidates for the second year of the program.

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How to Apply

The J.D./M.B.A. program is highly competitive. Students with an LSAT score of 153 or above and an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or above are eligible for admission. The GMAT exam is not required for the J.D./M.B.A. program. There are two options for applying to the program.

Applicants may apply directly to the J.D./M.B.A. program by following the procedures for admission to the Law School and checking the box on the Law School application for "Applying to J.D./M.B.A. Program."

Applicants may also apply to the J.D./ M.B.A. program during their first year of studies at the Law School. Such students seeking admission to the J.D./M.B.A. program should submit an application for the J.D./M.B.A. Program by June 1st of their first year in the Law School. Law School students must have a cumulative Law School GPA in at least the top 50 percent of their class to be accepted into the J.D./M.B.A. program.

To apply online, visit


Contact Us

Zarb Graduate Business Department
(516) 463-ZARB (9272)
Email at gradbusiness[at]

Office of Enrollment Management
Joan Axinn Hall
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Hempstead, New York 11549
T 516-463-5916
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