The Juris Doctoris/Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA) dual degree offers a strong and complementary skill set to those looking to do work in the areas of corporate law, investment banking, corporate finance and marketing, among others.

The program generally takes four years, one less than if the two were completed separately. Students take both the LSAT and GMAT for admission and complete the required curriculum associated with each respective degree. The equivalent of five semesters (77 credits) are spent in the law school and three (51 credits) in the business school. Students who start in only one program are welcome to apply to the other and begin the dual degree in their second year.

Many JD/MBA students also participate in one or more of the law school's clinical programs including the New York Regulatory and Business Externship, the Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Clinic, and the Corporate Judicial Externship.

The JD/MBA Association, a student group shared between the two schools, exists to facilitate the process of obtaining both degrees and serves as a platform for interdisciplinary communication between the two schools. The society sponsors activities throughout the year including panel discussions with alumni and practicing professionals, informational sessions about career and class choices, and other practice-specific activities.

Additional Information

Olin Business School
Washington University
CB 1156
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Phone: 314-935-7301



Program Description

The JD/MBA program was founded because there is significant need for business knowledge in the practice of law and knowledge of legal basics in the corporate world. The degrees are obtained from the School of Law and Olin Business School. The program generally takes four years (128 credit hours) to complete. JD/MBA students pursue a variety of careers, including:

  • Corporate law
  • Litigation
  • Investment banking
  • Corporate finance
  • Marketing


  • Complete an application for each school
  • Take the LSAT and GMAT
  • Complete 77 credits (five semesters) of law school
  • Complete 51 credits (three semesters) of business school
  • Complete the required curriculum associated with the respective degrees