Degree Partnerships with Oakland University: JD/MBA | JD/MPA

Admission Requirements

Prospective students must apply to Cooley law School and Oakland University (OU) independently and be admitted according to each school's admission criteria. Prospective students should review all application requirements on the websites for Cooley and or for Oakland University.


The partnerships between Oakland University and Cooley recognize there is a close association between law, business, and government. The dual degree programs provide the student the ability to get into the marketplace faster than if each degree was completed separately.

Cooley supplies students with the substantive knowledge, legal skills, and ethics needed for bar examinations. Students acquire an ethical framework that will guide them throughout their professional career. The curriculum prepares students for a successful entrance into the practice of law and places students in a position to excel in further graduate studies.


Oakland University's MBA is fully AACSB accredited and is designed to educate and prepare students for managerial roles in private, public, or not-for-profit sectors of the economy. This degree emphasizes international business and information technology. Important skills acquired by students include problem identification, problem solving, decision making, leadership, and effective interaction in an increasingly complex and global workplace.

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The Master of Public Administration Program at Oakland University advances excellence in public and non-governmental management through strengthening the leadership capacity, analytical skills, ethics, accountability, diversity, and responsiveness of current and aspiring public and non-governmental executives.

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