Texas Tech University

Dual Degree - J.D./MBA


Graduates with a dual J.D./MBA have the flexibility to work at the intersection of both public and private sectors. An MBA degree can complement legal training by instilling skills not taught in law school, such as: how to lead peers and subordinates; manage funds; and organize teams. Similarly, corporate general counsels need a full understanding of how a company is run to successfully consult on legal issues that may arise. By pursuing both degrees simultaneously, there is also considerable time and monetary savings.

Students can complete both degrees in three years. Twelve hours of approved Law courses are counted as elective credit toward the MBA degree. Rawls graduate coursework is not computed in a student's Texas Tech Law School GPA or class ranking.

  • Interested students must declare their intent to pursue a dual degree no later than their fourth semester of Law School.
  • No essays or recommendations are required.
  • The Rawls College waives the GMAT in favor of LSAT scores.

Email requests for LSAC CAS report (LSAT, transcripts) sent to the Texas Tech Graduate School should be directed to the School of Law


First Year
Second Year


Chathry Keaton
Rawls College of Business
Campus MS2101

Law School Advisor
Danielle Saavedra, J.D.
Assistant Dean for Recruitment and Diversity Initiatives
Campus MS0004

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