Joint Degrees

Students seeking joint degrees must apply and be admitted to each program separately. In order to satisfy the MBA degree requirements with only core MBA courses, students must either be admitted to the two programs simultaneously or must have applied (and been admitted) to the MBA program prior to completing the requirements of the other complementary graduate degree program.

Students can combine a non-business graduate degree with an MBA degree obtained either through our full-time day program or our part-time evening program and must specify which MBA program they are applying to.

Arts Administration

In 1990, the College of Business and College-Conservatory of Music established a joint program leading to two degrees: Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Arts in Arts Administration (MAA). Students admitted to the joint program may earn both degrees in two years, only one quarter longer than is required to earn the MAA by itself.

The program enables students to work on MBA and MAA coursework simultaneously. The majority of the MBA coursework will be taken in the evening with part-time MBA students. Two Arts Administration Summer Internships will be completed in the summers after the first and second years of study. The joint program is available only to full-time students.

For additional information about this program, visit the College-Conservatory of Music website.


In 1981, the College of Business and the College of Law of the University of Cincinnati established a joint program leading to the degrees of Master of Business (MBA) and Juris Doctor (JD). Students admitted to these full-time programs may earn both degrees concurrently in approximately four years.

The program is designed for the student to spend the first year in the College of Law and the second year in the College of Business. The joint program is available only to students pursuing degrees on a full-time basis.

For more information, visit the College of Law website.


This program, started in 1999, has been designed for highly-qualified students who wish to complement standard medical training with a greater understanding of the economics, finance, marketing and management of the health care system. The program has been created with the recognition that there have been tremendous changes on the business side of the healthcare industry. As a graduate, you will enjoy expanded career options including management positions in major healthcare organizations. Offered in conjunction with UC's nationally recognized College of Medicine, this program is open to full-time students only, lasts 12 months, and allows students to obtain an MBA in time to start residency.

For more information, visit the College of Medicine website


The joint degree for the Master of Architecture (MArch) and the MBA is a collaboration between Lindner and the School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID), which is housed within the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).

This joint degree is intended to give students practical knowledge in each profession with an emphasis placed on skills in the logistics and design in the development fields. The program seeks to promote leadership, collaboration, intellectual depth, flexibility, and innovation through design skills, technical training, and knowledge of the logistics of the economics of development. The purpose of the joint degree is to elevate professional value and develop meaningful, career-driven engagement for our graduates. 

For more information, visit the SAID website.