Campus: NYC, Westchester
The Elisabeth Haub School of Law and the Lubin School of Business offer a combined program of study in law and graduate-level business administration. Students acquire an education in both law and business administration in a closely integrated course of study in the two fields. Upon satisfactory completion of the required course of study, they are awarded both MBA and JD degrees.
The MBA/JD combined program enables a full-time student to complete the requirements for both degrees in four years rather than the five years required if each degree is pursued separately. Full-time students may commence their studies at either the Lubin School of Business or the Elisabeth Haub School of Law.
The JD portion of the program is offered at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in Westchester and the MBA portion at the New York City Campus for all MBA concentrations except accounting, which may be taken in either New York City or Westchester.
Students admitted to the MBA/JD program are assigned advisers in each school to help them in the selection of courses and definition of their career objectives. The reciprocal recognition of courses by each school is essential to the combined program. Therefore, students in the program must receive prior approval from the appropriate dean for any course proposed to be taken in the other school. Business school students will receive a Program Analysis Sheet (PAS) that outlines their specific degree requirements.
Applicants must meet the independent admission requirements of each school in order to be admitted to the combined program. Admission to either the School of Law or the Lubin School of Business does not guarantee admission to the other school.
Students who begin in the MBA program must apply to and be accepted by the School of Law by the end of their first year of full-time business study or by the end of their second year of part-time study.
Students who begin in the Law School must apply and be accepted by the Lubin School of Business no later than during the fourth semester of law study (if in the three-year program) or no later than during the fifth semester of law study (if in the four-year program).
Once a student in either the School of Law or the Lubin School of Business has been admitted to the other school, the student should notify the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Law and the Director of Academic Advisement or Associate Dean of the Lubin School of Business of his or her intention to participate in the program.
The total number of credits required in the Lubin School varies based on the student's previous coursework. Upon satisfactory completion of the required course of study, candidates are awarded both MBA and JD degrees.