The School of Law and the Stern School of Business at New York University offer a dual degree program whereby a student may simultaneously pursue study leading to both the degree of Juris Doctor (JD) and the degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA). Through careful course planning, the dual degree student can complete both degrees in four years. Five years of study are normally required when each degree is pursued independently.

The combined program offers insight into the business and legal sides of commerce. The program provides an excellent background for careers in law and/or business and is intended to broaden career perspectives. For example, graduates of the program can use the dual degree training in law firms, corporate counsel offices, investment and accounting firms, or nonprofit agencies and government institutions.

The first two years of the program are spent at NYU School of Law, the third year is spent at NYU Stern School of Business and the fourth is divided between the two schools.

Applicants may apply directly to the dual degree JD/MBA program, or may apply to Stern in either their first or second year of their law school studies at NYU. Students must be admitted separately to both schools in order to participate in the dual degree program.

The NYU School of Law and NYU Stern have coordinated their procedures and created a single on-line application process designed to simplify applying to the JD/MBA program.

Applicants who wish to apply directly to the dual degree JD/MBA program should follow the procedures outlined below:

  • Submit the School of Law application, including two letters of recommendation, resume and a personal statement, by February 15
  • Register for the Credential Assembly Service (CAS) and take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
  • Complete the required on-line NYU Stern JD/MBA Supplemental Application including one additional letter of recommendation, by February 15

Note: Applicants who wish to be considered for the following Law School Scholarship and Academic Scholars Programs should complete their applications by January 1 and should have a complete CAS report ready to be requested by our office no later than January 1: AnBryce Scholarship, ASPIRE Cybersecurity Scholarship, Furman Public Policy Scholarship, Latino Rights Scholarship, Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law & Business, and the Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholarship Program. Applicants who wish to be considered for the Furman Academic Scholarship should complete their applications by January 15 and should have a complete CAS report ready to be requested by our office no later than January 15. All applicants to NYU Stern are considered for merit-based scholarships, and all NYU School of Law applicants are considered for merit and need-based scholarships.

Students who apply to Stern during their law school studies at NYU should do the following:

  • Complete and submit the required NYU Stern JD/MBA Supplemental Application by February 15
  • The Office of Academic Services will forward your documents to Stern.
  • Sign and submit a release form that requests that the NYU School of Law Records and Registration release and send your file and current law school transcript to the NYU Stern Office of MBA Admissions.

Application Review

While there is only one JD/MBA application, each school has a separate Admissions Committee and admissions process. You may be admitted to both programs, only one program, or neither program in this admissions process. Dual degree applicants will be considered for admission based on the same standards as the rest of the applicant pool.

For more information regarding the Jacobson JD/MBA Program, please visit the Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business.