The joint JD/MSF degree takes three years to complete. Students spend their first two years in the Vanderbilt University School of Law. Students enroll in the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management in year three and take courses in both schools—full time at Owen in the fall semester and a mix of law school and Owen classes in the spring semester.
While at Owen, JD/MSF candidates work side-by-side with full-time MSF students and experienced MBA students from a variety of backgrounds and learn from their experiences.
The MSF portion of the degree is nine months in length (24 credit hours of course work) with classes offered on a seven-week "mod" system (two mods per semester).
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Degree requirements and course information are subject to change.
Electives in various fields allow students to tailor this portion of the program to specific career goals.
Courses are available in corporate finance, alternative assets, investment banking, investment management, economics, accounting, taxation, real estate and other areas such as ethics in business.
To see a full list of electives, click here.
Students are encouraged to apply early to the joint degree program as seats are limited. Many students use the summer prior to the second year of law school to prepare their application and take the GMAT exam. Candidates should consider applying in the Early Round or Round 1 (while in year two of law school). The MSF Admissions Committee will provide a candidate with an application decision within 30 days of a submitted application being submitted. Candidates will then have an additional 30 days to accept or decline the offer of admission.