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A JD/MBA is a dual degree program offered jointly by some 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.

By country[edit]


Top ranking Canadian JD-MBA programs include a four-year JD/MBA at the University of Toronto,[1], York University,[2] Queen's University,[3] the three-year JD/MBA at the University of Western Ontario[4] and the three and a half year JD/MBA at the University of Ottawa.[5] Students may apply to the joint program before matriculating to either program, or after matriculating to either law school or business school.[6]

United States[edit]

Many schools in the US offer JD/MBA programs. There are 3 common lengths of time offered for JD/MBA programs: 3 years, 3 1/2 years, or 4 years. All schools listed below with 3 or 3 1/2 year programs also offer a 4 year option for the program. Schools listed under the 4 year programs only offer a 4 year (8 semester) program.

Three Year Programs[edit]

Three Year Programs can usually be completed in 6 semesters. Most programs allow for 2 summer internships; however, some require students to take classes for at least one summer.[7] The following schools offer 3 year JD/MBA programs:

University of Pennsylvania[8], Yale University[9], Columbia University[10], Southern Methodist University[11], George Mason University[12], Northwestern University[13], University of Notre Dame[14], University of Georgia[15], Temple University[16], Belmont University[17], and University of Richmond[18].

Three and a Half Year Programs[edit]

Three and a half year programs can be completed in 7 semesters. The following schools offer 3.5 year JD/MBA programs:

Duke University[19], Emory University[20], Boston University[21], and Cornell University[22].

Four Year Programs[edit]

Four year programs can be completed in 8 semesters. The following schools offer only 4 year JD/MBA programs:

Harvard University[23], New York University[24], Stanford University [25], Georgetown University[26], Northeastern University[27], Pepperdine University[28], Villanova University[29], Elon University[30], Liberty University[31] University of Missouri[32], University of Houston[33], University of Wyoming [34], and University of Chicago (note: UChicago is on the quarter system and requires students to attend 13 quarters[35]).


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  2. ^ "Schulich School of Business - Rankings". Retrieved 2015-01-20.
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  4. ^ "Western Law & Ivey MBA". Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  5. ^ "University of Ottawa". Retrieved 2018-08-08.
  6. ^ "When To Apply for a JD-MBA". JD/MBA Association. University of Chicago. 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
  7. ^ "Weigh Types of JD/MBA Programs". US News and World Report. Retrieved 2019-03-30.
  8. ^ "Carey JD/MBA Program". MBA Program. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  9. ^ "J.D.–M.B.A. Program". Yale Law School. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  10. ^ "3-Year JD/MBA". Programs. Columbia Business School. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  11. ^ "JD/MBA". www.smu.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  12. ^ "Accelerated Dual Degree in Law and Business". Scalia Law School. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  13. ^ "JD-MBA, Academics: Northwestern Pritzker School of Law". www.law.northwestern.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  14. ^ "Three-Year J.D. / MBA Dual Degree - Notre Dame Business". Mendoza College of Business. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  15. ^ "Three Year JD/MBA Curriculum". www.terry.uga.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  16. ^ "Temple Law School". Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  17. ^ "Joint JD/MBA Program". Belmont University. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  18. ^ "Two-Year J.D. - School of Law - University of Richmond". law.richmond.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  19. ^ "JD/MBA & Accelerated JD/MBA". Duke University School of Law. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  20. ^ "JD/MBA". Emory University's Goizueta Business School. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  21. ^ "Accelerated 3-Year JD/MBA in Law & Management". Boston University School of Law. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  22. ^ "J.D. and M.B.A. Degrees (3-Year Program)". Cornell Law School. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  23. ^ "Joint Degree Program in Law and Business". Harvard Law School. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  24. ^ "JD/MBA". NYU School of Law. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  25. ^ "Joint & Dual Degrees". Stanford Graduate School of Business. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  26. ^ "J.D./M.B.A." www.law.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  27. ^ "NUSL". www.northeastern.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  28. ^ "Juris Doctor/MBA (JD/MBA) | Pepperdine Graziadio Business School". bschool.pepperdine.edu. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  29. ^ "Villanova Law School". Retrieved 2013-11-10.
  30. ^ "Elon establishes JD/MBA program". E-Net! Elon University News & Information. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  31. ^ "JD and MBA Dual Degree". Liberty University School of Law. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  32. ^ "Business Administration (JD/MBA)". Juris Doctor. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  33. ^ "J.D. and MBA". University of Houston Bauer College of Business. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  34. ^ "JD/MBA Degree Program". University of Wyoming College of Law.
  35. ^ "MBA/JD". The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Retrieved 2019-03-31.

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