Joint J.D. and M.B.A. Degree
The JD/MBA dual degree offers a strong and complementary skill set to those looking to do work in the areas of corporate law, investment banking, corporate finance, and marketing--among others.
The program generally takes four years, one less than if the two were completed separately. Students take both the LSAT and GMAT for admission and complete the required curriculum associated with each respective degree. The equivalent of five semesters (77 credits) are spent in the law school and three (51 credits) in the business school. Students who start in only one program are welcome to apply to the other and begin the dual degree in their second year.
Many JD / MBA students also participate in one or more of the law school’s clinical programs including the New York Regulatory and Business Externship, the Intellectual Property and Nonprofit Organizations Clinic and the Corporate Judicial Externship.
The JD /MBA Society, a student group shared between the two schools, exists to facilitate the process of obtaining both degrees and serves as a platform for interdisciplinary communication between the two schools. The society sponsors activities throughout the year including panel discussions with alumni and practicing professionals, informational sessions about career and class choices, and other practice specific activities.