Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Finance

Application information, course schedules, application status and foundation waivers can be viewed using the  Graduate Business Programs homepage.

The increasing complexity of the financial world and the associated legal issues requires individuals who are well trained in both finance and law. The University of Tulsa's dual degree program meets this challenge by allowing students to combine the in-depth study of financial theory and application of the MSF program with the legal aspects of financial decisions of a JD program. Graduates will have a level of understanding of finance and law that will allow them to operate at the highest levels of finance and securities law, corporate law, intellectual property protection and regulatory compliance.

  • Combines theory with legal aspects of financial decisions
  • Areas of interest include securities law, corporate law, intellectual property and regulatory compliance
  • Accredited by AACSB International
  • Full-time program
  • Small class size
  • No work experience required
  • Undergraduate degree from any field of study
  • Programs share a total of 15 hours


Corporate Finance Option – Prepares students for careers involving functions such as analyzing mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; financing firm growth; managing corporate investments; and determining the optimal allocation of a firm’s assets. Areas of study include short-term financial assets, long-term financing and investment decisions, international finance, and risk management.

Investments and Portfolio Management Option – For individuals seeking in-depth study of financial markets and an understanding of the market’s role in developing the financial assets of corporations, mutual funds, and private investors. Students participate in the management of a real portfolio valued at more than $4,000,000 —Student Investment Fund.

Risk Management Option – Designed for students with strong quantitative backgrounds who intend to pursue careers as risk managers. Professionals in this area use advanced mathematical models to analyze business risks and to determine courses of action that are within acceptable risk limits.

Students with prior course work may be eligible for waivers from one or more of the foundation courses, subject to transcript review, and/or proficiency exam.

Each option requires two law courses as electives in additon to the required courses listed below.

Juris Doctor
Law Courses - 79 hours
Electives - 9 hours of MSF courses

Students must complete all MSF core courses, all Law courses, and one of the options.

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