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Concurrent JD and MBA Program

The concurrent JD and MBA program, offered in conjunction with the University of Idaho College of Law, allows students to earn both the JD and MBA degrees in four years rather than the usual five. Students in the concurrent program complete the first year of their JD at the University of Idaho campus in Moscow, Idaho, and then in years 2-4 take MBA courses at Boise State while also completing Law courses at the College of Law’s new Idaho Law and Justice Learning Center, located on the Capitol Mall between the State Capitol building and the Idaho Supreme Court, and across the street from the Idaho State Bar office.

Important Notes:

  • Students in the concurrent program must complete the first year of JD courses at the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, Idaho before starting MBA coursework at Boise State. MBA courses are taken in the evenings in the Professional MBA program.
  • To comply with accreditation standards, the University of Idaho College of Law will not count credits earned in Boise State’s MBA program towards the JD degree unless such credits are taken after the student has completed their first year of law school. Information on admission to the JD program at the University of Idaho College of Law is available at http://www.uidaho.edu/law/admissions/applyingtolawschool.

A student must satisfy the requirements of both the JD and MBA programs, as well as the requirements of the Concurrent JD and MBA Program. Students are subject to all policies and procedures outlined in Boise State University’s Graduate Catalog as well as the UI College of Law’s Student Handbook, the College of Law Honor Code and the University of Idaho’s Catalog.

Up to 12 MBA credits are allowed toward the JD. To receive this credit, a student must receive a grade of B or higher in a course approved by the UI College of Law faculty for law credit.

Students may apply 12 credits of approved JD Directed electives at the UI College of Law toward their MBA. To receive this credit, a student must receive a grade of B or higher in a course approved the the Boise State College of Business and Economics.

For admission to the concurrent JD and MBA program, students must apply separately to each university’s program and must complete their first year at the University of Idaho College of Law in good standing.

For more information please contact:

Brian O’Morrow
Director, Professional, JD, and Online MBA Programs

telephone: 208-426-3168
email: brianomorrow@boisestate.edu