Joint degree JD students complete their first two years of law school before starting MBA coursework in year three. This opportunity allows you to complete the JD/one-year MBA in 3.5 years, and the JD/International MBA in 4 years.
Joint Law/MBA Programs Degree Timeline
- Year 1: Law school (August-May) and summer clerkship(s) (May-August).
- Year 2: Law school (August-May) and summer clerkship or internship (May-late June). Students must be ready to start the MBA programs cohort by late June.
- Year 3: Start MBA core at the Moore School (July-December). One-year MBA students - complete MBA core graduation requirements and joint study. Graduate from the Moore School (January-May). International MBA students - complete chosen functional electives and joint study (January-May), complete corporate internship (May-August).
- Year 4: One-year MBA students - complete and graduate law school (August-December). International MBA students - begin language track courses or global track courses, take classes at the Moore School (electives) and joint study to complete and graduate law school (August-December). In-country language immersion (January-March), complete graduation requirements at the Moore School (March-May).
An approved plan of study is required by the School of Law prior to starting MBA coursework.
Admissions Overview for Joint Law/MBA Programs
Applicants should first be admitted into the JD program at the law school before applying to the full-time MBA programs. It is recommended that individuals apply by the early fall of their second year of law school. Separate applications are required for each program.
A competitive GMAT or GRE score is required for admissions consideration.
Applicants to the joint degree program with strong undergraduate and law school GPAs, competitive GMAT or GRE scores, and clerkship/internship experience can be considered for admission into the MBA programs in lieu of the two-years of post-bachelors work experience requirement. For additional information on admissions deadlines and requirements, visit our MBA Admissions page.