Mercer Introduces Revised Joint J.D./MBA Program
June 10, 2005

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MACON— Beginning in August, Mercer University will offer a revised joint J.D./M.B.A. degree program that can be completed in just three years. While the University has offered such programs in the past, this is the first in which participants can complete requirements for both professionally accredited degrees over a span of just three calendar years, while still gaining clerking experience during the summers. 
 
"I am excited that we were able to capitalize on the synergies between the two programs, enabling us to offer the joint degree on a three-year basis," said Dr. Linda Brennan, Associate Professor of Management and Director of Graduate Programs for the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics. "This is not something that is commonly found in professionally accredited schools."
 
The university's Walter F. George School of Law also will begin offering law students opportunities to complete two certificate programs through the business school this fall. Law students may use certain MBA courses as electives in their law studies, earning either a Certificate in Practice Management or a Certificate in Corporate Finance. These programs may be particularly helpful to students who want to manage their own practices or to go into corporate law.

Ellison C. Palmer Professor of Tax Law David A. Brennen said the law faculty is excited about the new business offerings for Mercer law students.
 
"Both programs are representative of the many opportunities available at Mercer for interdisciplinary graduate study," he said. "The newly revised joint degree program offers exceptionally motivated Mercer students the opportunity to obtain two graduate degrees in only three calendar years— a remarkable accomplishment.  Additionally, the new certificate program provides law students with the opportunity to enhance their law school studies by concentrating on certain aspects of business as they relate to law."
 
For more information on the joint J.D./M.B.A. program or the business certificate programs for law students, visit www.mercer.edu/business or call (478) 301-2835.
 
About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics:
The Mercer University Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics MBA program in Macon offers a flexible evening format and an intimate graduate setting, providing students with an opportunity to develop strong connections with each other, the faculty and the business community. With its focus on ethical leadership and problem-solving skills, Mercer's MBA program in Macon enables students to make connections between business theory and its practical application.
 
About the Walter F. George School of Law:
The Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the country, founded in 1873. The School of Law has earned a reputation as a high-quality provider of legal education with an intense focus on student/faculty interaction. The Law School's model curriculum was honored with the Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association for its "depth and excellence" and "obvious commitment to professionalism."
 
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