JD/MBA Program Offerings

All Programs Require:

  • Separate applications to both the JD program and the MBA program, and each school makes its admissions decisions separately
  • LSAT must be taken as part of JD application
  • GMAT must be taken as part of MBA application
  • Completion of all requirements of both the JD and the MBA programs before a degree can be granted in either program

3 Year JD/MBA

Who May Be Interested

Students who have an undergraduate degree in business or economics or who have at least 2 years of business experience.

Program Description

Students receive JD degree and MBA degree in three years.

Option 1
  • Must take Statistics 5001 in summer before starting JD
  • Must take 6 credits of MBA courses in summer between 1st and 2nd year
  • Intensive coursework
  • 21 credits of business related law courses plus business writing
  • 16.5 credits transfer from JD to MBA
  • 15 credits transfer from MBA to JD
Option 2
  • Must take 6 credits of MBA courses in summer between 2nd and 3rd year
  • Intensive coursework
  • 21 credits of business related law courses plus business writing
  • 16.5 credits transfer from JD to MBA
  • 15 credits transfer from MBA to JD

How to Apply for Option 1

  1. Apply to the Law School full-time JD program and indicate JD/MBA in item 18
  2. At the same time as you apply to the Law School, apply to the Business School accelerated part-time MBA program
  3. Notify the Law School Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs that you are applying to the 3 year JD/MBA program

How to Apply for Option 2

  1. Apply to the Law School full-time JD program
  2. Begin your first year in the JD program
  3. During the Fall semester of your first year in law school, attend the presentation on the JD/MBA program and meet with the Law School Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs
  4. After meeting with the Law School Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs, apply to the Business School accelerated part-time MBA program

4 Year JD/MBA

Who May Be Interested

Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business or economics or any business experience.

Program Description

Students receive JD degree and MBA degree in 4 years.

  • 21 credits of business related law courses plus business writing
  • 13.5 credits transfer from JD to MBA
  • 12 credits transfer from MBA to JD

How to Apply

  1. Apply to the Law School full-time JD program
  2. Begin your first year in the JD program
  3. During the Fall semester of your first year in law school, attend the presentation on the JD/MBA program and meet with the Law School Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs
  4. After meeting with the Law School Asst. Dean for Academic Affairs, apply to the Business School Global MBA program

Tuition and Financial Aid

Day and evening J.D. students who pay a flat tuition rate and are enrolled in the J.D./M.B.A. program will pay the prevailing law school tution rates and fees throughout the program except during periods when enrolled at only the business school. When enrolled in only business school courses, students will pay tuition at the MBA tuition rate on a per credit basis. Part-time day and evening J.D. students who pay their law school tuition on a per credit basis will pay per credit for both JD and MBA courses, regardless of the semester.

All J.D./M.B.A. students are responsible for any late registration, late payment, installment fees and matriculation fees associated with both the Law School and Business School. For information on tuition and fees at both the Law School and the School of Business and Management, please visit the Temple University Bursar's Office website.

The Law School Financial Aid Office processes all requests for assistance for students enrolled in the J.D./M.B.A. programs.

Certificate in Business Law

Students who want to develop their knowledge of business while pursuing a law degree, but are not considering a JD/MBA, may be interested in the Law School’s Certificate in Business Law program. The Certificate in Business Law is designed for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business or an extensive background in business. While pursuing their JD degrees, students in the Certificate in Business Law program take: 12 to 15 credits of MBA courses, including Statistics, Accounting, and Finance (6 to 9 credits are transferred to JD), 18 credits of business related law courses, and receive a notation on their transcript. Application to the Certificate program is made during the Spring semester of the first year in Law School.

For Further Information - Contact:

William M. Wertheimer, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
215-204-1850
william.wertheimer@temple.edu