Dual Degrees

MACCT/JD

The School of Law and the Anderson Graduate School of Management offer a dual program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Accounting. Under this program, the School of Law will accept 6 hours of graduate credit from the Master of Accounting Degree toward the J.D. degree and the Anderson Schools of Management will accept 6 hours of graduate credit from the School of Law toward the MACCT degree, coursework subject to pre-approval from the faculty advisor. Students pursuing this program must satisfy the admission and other academic requirements of both schools. Anderson School of Management will accept the LSAT in lieu of the GMAT if the student has already been accepted into the law school and has earned a "B" or better in the two prerequisites for admission into the MACC, MGMT 502 and 503 or equivalent. Those planning to enter the dual program should consult with the admission officers of both schools as early as possible.

For more information, contact the Law School Admissions Office at (505) 277-2146 and the Anderson School of Management Graduate Programs Office, (andersongrad@unm.edu), or schedule an appointment by calling the Anderson front desk at 277-3290.

Individual Dual Degrees

To pursue an integrated course of study combining two master's degree programs, graduate students may, with prior approval of the two department chairpersons, embark upon their own individualized dual degree program culminating in two master’s degrees, under the conditions specified in the UNM Catalog under the heading Dual Degree Programs - Individual.

Students pursuing an individual dual-degree program must satisfy the admission requirements of both graduate programs. There must be an application and application fee to each degree program. Anderson School of Management will accept the GRE in lieu of the GMAT. Those planning to enter the dual program should consult with the admission officers of both schools or programs as early as possible.

Individual Dual Degrees Options

  1. Students may pursue an integrated course of study combining two master's degree programs between a UNM college and Anderson (MBA/Master of Water Resources, MBA/Master of Public Health, etc.) that are not in the above list of established, catalogued dual degrees. These dual degrees must go through an approval process with OGS as outlined in the UNM Catalog under the heading Dual Degree Programs - Individual.
  2. The Anderson Graduate School of Management offers individual dual degrees that combine any two (2) of the following: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Accounting (MACCT) and Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Business Analytics (MS-CBA) degrees. Dual degree, pre-proposal advisement and additional information for Anderson's graduate programs should be directed to the following faculty members:

MS-CBA Program

Contact Advisement

MACCT Program

Richard Brody

MBA Program

Brian Gillespie
  • Brian Gillespie
  • Associate Dean for Student Success
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  • Email: briangillespie@unm.edu
  • Phone: (505) 277-0705
  • Office: ASM 2150
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  • Bio: Brian Gillespie is an Associate Professor of Marketing and Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Fellow for the Robert O. Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. His research focuses on narrative consumption and decision making processes, narrative transportation and enjoyment, product placement advertising, and the impact of consumer judgment and decision making on individual and societal welfare. His work is published in the Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, and Journal of Business Research, among others. Dr. Gillespie holds a UNM Regents Lectureship for his research and teaching activities in consumer behavior and managerial marketing at the graduate and undergraduate levels. He received his Ph.D. from Washington State University.