Temple University Beasley School of Law and the Fox School of Business and Management cooperatively offer 3-year and 4-year dual degree programs leading to the conferral of both the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees upon graduation.

The 3-year and 4-year J.D./M.B.A. programs both offer an opportunity to earn a J.D. and an M.B.A. with fewer hours of course work than would be required if the two degrees were earned separately. Candidates receive two separate degrees upon graduation: a J.D. from the Temple Law School and an M.B.A. from the Fox School of Business and Management. The graduation requirements from each school must be met separately. A J.D./M.B.A. student must complete all requirements for both degrees before either degree can be awarded.

3-Year J.D./M.B.A.

Who May Be Interested

Students who have an undergraduate degree in business or economics or who have at least 2 years of business experience. Students interested in this option should contact William M. Wertheimer, the Law School Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, either when applying to the Law School or during the Fall of their first year of Law studies.

Program Overview

Students receive a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree in three years.

4-Year J.D./M.B.A.

Who May Be Interested

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

Program Overview

Students receive a J.D. degree and an M.B.A. degree in 4 years.

  • At least 10 business related law courses plus business writing
  • 13.5 credits transfer from J.D. to M.B.A.
  • 12 credits transfer from M.B.A. to J.D.

How to Apply

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

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 J.D./M.B.A., 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.

Learn More About the Certificate In Business Law

Request More Information

For more information about this program, please contact William Wertheimer (william.wertheimer@temple.edu).