JD/MBA Dual Degree Guide

JD/MBA Program Overview

The School of Law and the Stern School of Business at New York University offer a dual 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 is 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.

The first two years of the program are spent at NYU School of Law, the third year is spent at NYU Leonard N. 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 to both programs before starting the MBA portion of the dual degree.


Faculty Advisors

School of Law

Helen Scott

Helen S. Scott
Professor of Law
Areas: Corporate Governance, Business Transactions Planning, and Entrepreneurial Finance




Stern School of Business

Karen Brenner

Karen Brenner
Affiliated Professor of Law
Executive Director Law and Business and Clinical Professor of Business, Stern School of Business
Areas: Corporate Governance, Ethics, and Corporate Turnarounds and Leadership