Loyola University Chicago


School of Law

Master of Jurisprudence (MJ) in Business Law FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About the MJ Program

Do I need a Bachelor's degree?
Yes, a Bachelor’s degree is a requirement for admission to the M.J. program.

Is the GRE, LSAT or other entrance exam required?
No. There is no entrance exam required for admission to the M.J. program.

If I am an international student, am I required to submit TOEFL scores?
Yes, unless the requirement is waived.

Is there an application fee?
No. There is no application fee.

Do I need to be in a certain profession to be considered for admission?
No, you do not need to be in a certain profession. Applicants for the online M.J. degree, however, must have at least two years of work experience.

May I practice law with an M.J. degree?
No. M.J. graduates may not practice law nor sit for a bar examination. If you are thinking about becoming an attorney, we suggest that you consider attending law school to get a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. The admissions process for the J.D. program at Loyola University Chicago School of Law is completely separate from the admissions process for the M.J. in Business and Corporate Governance Law.

May M.J. degree courses later be applied towards a J.D. degree?
No. The American Bar Association guidelines do not permit M.J. courses to be applied towards the J.D. degree.

What can I do with my M.J. degree?
The skills and knowledge gained with Loyola's online M.J. degree can be used to open and improve career opportunities in the business world. Most Loyola graduates will use their online M.J. degree to complement and significantly enhance previous work and life experiences. The program is designed to help students develop leadership skills that will equip them to assume management positions within their organizations consistent with their career objectives.

What are the advantages of an online learning program?
Unlike campus-based programs, students are able to take advantage of the online learning program without having to relocate to Chicago. Online learning is flexible, convenient, and geared toward each student's own schedule and needs. In addition, online learning is completely student-centered. Students have regular contact with faculty and other students through e-mails, chat rooms, discussion boards, and instant messaging. Assignments are turned in and returned to the student’s home page with in-depth feedback. Student services are available with the click of a mouse. Finally, online education is grounded in adult learning theory, making it an excellent learning medium for busy professionals.