The Kellogg School and Northwestern University's School of Law offer the only integrated Juris Doctor MBA program. The JD-MBA gives students a thorough grounding in both management and law. Their multidisciplinary education prepares JD-MBA students to address the many legal and business issues that they will face in their roles within legal practice, public governance, consulting, investment banking, entrepreneurship, venture capital and other careers. Visit the JD-MBA Program site
The JD-MBA program is an accelerated course of study. The core curriculum is complemented with elective course work in such areas as finance, entrepreneurship, international business law, real estate law and tax law. Both degrees are awarded upon completion of 16 managerial courses and 72 hours of law coursework.
Students complete the program in three years, rather than the five years that it would take to finish the two degrees separately. Students spend their first year of study at the Law School on the Chicago campus. Following the first year, JD-MBA students take a combination of both Kellogg MBA and JD courses over the summer on the Chicago campus. During the second year, students attend the Kellogg school. During the final year of the program students take courses at the Law School, but may take additional electives at Kellogg.