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A JD-MBA is a dual degree program offered jointly by many law and business schools. The program generally lasts four years (saving one year over completing both degrees separately) and results in the candidate earning both a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Business Administration degree. Many schools including Northwestern University, Cornell University, Yale University, Columbia University,[1] the University of Pennsylvania,[2]Temple University,[3] and Villanova University,[4] have begun to offer three-year programs (saving two years). Top ranking Canadian JD-MBA programs include the three-year JD/MBA at the University of Western Ontario,[5] a four-year JD/MBA at the University of Toronto,[6] and both a three and four-year program at York University.[7] Students may apply to the joint program before matriculating to either program, or after matriculating to either law school or business school.[8]

The JD-MBA Global Alliance[9] is a worldwide association dedicated to the advancement of JD-MBA's, composed of alumni and current participants from the world's leading law and business schools. Alumni and students of the Ivy League Universities. Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and Yale. Oxford, Cambridge, MIT, Stanford, Duke, Caltech, Berkeley, Chicago, Northwestern alumni, Canadian JD-MBA programs Ivey, Schulich, Rotman and others are also represented.


  1. ^ "Columbia Law School". Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  2. ^ "The Wharton MBA Program, MBA/JD". Retrieved 2011-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Temple Law School". Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  4. ^ "Villanova Law School". Retrieved 2013-11-10. 
  5. ^ "Western Law & Ivey MBA". Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  6. ^ "University of Toronto". Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  7. ^ "Schulich School of Business - Rankings". Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  8. ^ "When To Apply for a JD-MBA". University of Chicago JD-MBA Association. 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  9. ^ "The JD-MBA Global Alliance". 

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