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, entrepreneurial or general business organizations, 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 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 Dual Degree Application including one additional letter of recommendation, by February 15.
Note: The JD/MBA application filing deadline for students who are currently enrolled at NYU School of Law is January 15 (see below).
Applicants who wish to be considered for the following School of Law's programmatic scholarships are strongly encouraged to submit their JD application by he priority programmatic scholarship deadline of December 1, and no later than January 1. Applicants for programmatic scholarships are strongly encouraged to have a complete CAS report ready to be requested by the admissions office by December 1, and no later than January 1: AnBryce Scholarship, ASPIRE Scholarship, Furman Academic Scholarship, Furman Public Policy Scholarship, Latinx Rights Scholarship, Leadership Program in Law & Business or Law and Social Entrepreneurship, and the Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholarship Program. Applicants must take the LSAT or GRE no later than November. 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.
In addition, with generous support of Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America, Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America Scholarships in Law & Business will be awarded to JD/MBA Dual Degree students who are pursuing careers in law & business. No separate application is necessary.
Students who apply to Stern during their law school studies at NYU should do the following:
- Complete and submit the required NYU Stern Dual Degree Application by January 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.
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.
For more information regarding the Jacobson JD/MBA Program, please visit the Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business.