Cooley Law School and Davenport University Announce Dual Degree Juris Doctor/MBA Partnership Program
Update June 21, 2012 - On Wednesday, June 20, Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Davenport University signed an agreement to offer a dual Juris Doctor (JD) and MBA degree. The dual degree partnership program will begin in September 2012 and is offered at the Lansing campuses of each institution.
June 20, 2012 - The Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Davenport University today signed an agreement providing eligible students in one program to incorporate course work from the other degree program, therefore obtaining a dual Juris Doctor (JD) degree and MBA degree in an accelerated period of time. The dual degree partnership program will begin in September 2012 and is offered at the Lansing campuses of each institution.
"This new dual degree program will allow students to develop a range of skills and knowledge that will improve their effectiveness as leaders in business and the legal profession," said Dr. Richard Pappas, President of Davenport University. "We are proud to partner with Cooley Law School and to offer their students access to our MBA programs."
On Wednesday, June 20, Cooley Law School President Don LeDuc was joined by Davenport University President Dr. Richard Pappas and other university leadership for a formal agreement signing.
Both institutions have long-standing partnership programs with other colleges and universities. "Working with Davenport has been a pleasure and we anticipate a seamless process and are very open to exploring innovations as the JD/MBA program grows," said LeDuc.
Students interested in the JD/MBA program must meet the established admission criteria at each school. Cooley students may begin taking classes in Davenport's MBA program after successfully completing at least one year of Cooley courses. Davenport students may begin in Cooley's JD program after successfully completing the initial one year of the MBA course work at Davenport University. A maximum of nine credit hours may be accepted for transfer from Cooley to Davenport and a maximum of six credit hours may be accepted for transfer from Davenport to Cooley.
Eligible students in one program will be able to incorporate course work from the other degree program; however, each student must meet the degree requirements of the respective institution before receiving each degree.
About Cooley Law School: Founded in 1972, the Thomas M. Cooley Law School is a private, nonprofit, independent law school accredited by the American Bar Association and the Higher Learning Commission. Cooley has provided its more than 16,000 graduates with the practical skills necessary for a seamless transition from academia to the real world. Cooley offers its Juris Doctor program, Joint Degree programs, and Master of Laws programs three times a year with enrollment in January, May and September. Cooley Law School has campuses across Michigan in Lansing, Auburn Hills, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor, and its new campus in Tampa Bay, Florida.
About Davenport University: Founded in 1866, Davenport is a private, non-profit university serving more than 12,000 students at campuses across Michigan and online. With tuition among the lowest of all private universities in the state, Davenport provides high academic quality, small class sizes, conveniently located campuses, faculty with real-world experience, and more than 40 dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs addressing in-demand careers in business, technology and health. More information is available at www.davenport.edu.