The University of Maine School of Law offers a joint degree program combining the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree with the University of Southern Maine’s School of Business, which is accredited by AACSB International.
- Students complete two degrees in four years instead of five years.
- The M.B.A. program partners with the business community and emphasizes the skills needed to inform and guide organizational change. Students develop cross-functional business solutions to “real-world” problems and cultivate a broad critical perspective, interpersonal skills, and the analytical tools of management.
- Both the J.D. and the M.B.A. programs emphasize an appreciation of the international and ethical contexts of professional practice.
Separate admission to the programs is required.
Cross Listed Courses with the University of Southern Maine’s School of Business
The financial accounting component of this course will focus on the meaning and value of the balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows, and the roles of auditor, internal controls and ethics. The managerial accounting component will focus on cost behavior and the related topics of cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant costs, cost allocation, budgeting and performance measurement.
An intensive survey of microeconomic theory and macroeconomic theory. Economic problems such as price and output decisions, resource allocations, inflation, and unemployment are analyzed.
This course examines business ethics and attempts to develop practical solutions to ethical issues that confront today’s global managers. This course also examines legal issues including such topics as drug testing in the workplace, an employee’s right to privacy, sexual harassment, and the rights and responsibilities of officers and directors.
This course integrates five perspectives of leadership: individual differences and diversity; transactional leadership; power and politics; transformational leadership; and the physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of leader well-being.
This course has a decision-based perspective, relying heavily on the case approach. It focuses on the logical development of market-driven strategies and assessment of their impact on other marketing functions within the organization. Students will gain experience in analyzing complex market behavior, recommending changes in marketing strategy, and articulating the development, implementation, and control of marketing plans.
An introduction to the concepts and use of probability and statistics as tools for business decision making.