Rutgers Business School and Rutgers Law School jointly offer the juris doctor (J.D.)/master of business administration (M.B.A.) dual-degree program at Rutgers University-Newark campus.
The Rutgers J.D./M.B.A. program offers students legal and business
perspectives in such fields as finance, corporate practice, taxation,
international business, and other related fields.
Because each school within Rutgers recognizes up to 12 credits
offered by the other, students are able to earn both a J.D. and an M.B.A.
in just four years (if completed as a full time student)--one year less than it would take to earn them
individually. Generally, dual-degree candidates take the required J.D. curriculum in the first academic year and the full-time M.B.A. core
curriculum in the second academic year. During the third and fourth
academic year, candidates take a combination of both disciplines.
Students pursuing these degrees part-time are also
eligible to enroll and the part-time M.B.A. program will be reduced from 49 to 40
Students are required to meet the admissions requirements of both
schools in order to be eligible for the program. Prospective applicants
are encouraged to apply simultaneously and independently to both
schools. Typically, the student will file an application with Rutgers Law School, take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and present the
report of undergraduate work provided by the Law School Data Assembly
Service. Applicants will submit the separate, self-managed application
to Rutgers Business School.
Students must apply and be admitted to both schools. Applications are available through the Rutgers Business School Office of Graduate Admissions and the Office of Admission, Rutgers Law School.