Master of Business Administration vs. Master of Legal Studies
Master of Business Administration
- Take courses in economics, accounting, data analytics, marketing, and other business topics.
- Prepare for roles in businesses or nonprofits leading people or strategy.
- Submit standardized test scores, such as the GMAT or GRE, as part of their application.
- Graduate in an average of 18 to 36 months.
Master of Legal Studies
- Take courses in contracts, regulatory compliance, negotiation theory, administrative law, and other legal topics.
- Graduate in 16 months if taking a full-time course load or 28 months if taking a part-time course load. See sample course schedules.
- Apply to the program without having to submit scores from the GRE, LSAT, GMAT, or other standardized test.
- Excel in law-adjacent fields such as healthcare administration, public policy, regulatory agencies, criminal justice, and dispute resolution.