The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, in conjunction with St. John’s School of Law, offers a career-focused combined degree program leading to a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.). National recognized in their respective fields, faculty from both colleges work together to offer a program that reduces the combined coursework by 18 credit hours.
One of the great advantages of the JD MBA program is that students can get both degrees in just four years, and then they're coming out with this tremendous joint skill set. Law graduates who have an expertise in finance, or in accounting, or in tax are highly sought after in the employment market.
One of the great advantages of the joint law and accounting programs is that students can graduate law school and also be qualified to be a CPA. That opens up tremendous employment opportunities for them in a wide variety of areas.
We are one of three premier institutions in the New York City area that actually offers a joint MBA JD program. And if you were to compare the programs, you with find out that ours is the lowest in price, so that we should appeal to students who are interested in obtaining a cost-effective education. And not only are we comparative in price, but students can actually complete their JD and their MBA in less than four years.
One of the things we pride ourselves on at the law school is the employment success of our graduates. We have one of the highest employment rates of any law school in the country. And the reason for that is the individualized attention that we give each student throughout their career development process.
Our students are assigned to an individual career counselor even before they show up for their first day of law school. And then we work with them on a proactive basis throughout their time in the law school on their individual career development plan in a way that makes sense for them and their career goals.