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Through a curriculum spanning two world-leading institutions and faculties, students expand their views and approaches to research and memoranda, study the reciprocal relationship between the legal system and business, and gain skills and savvy to serve as key leaders and advisers.

The joint-degree program in law and business prepares graduates for successful careers in business, in law, or in the increasingly complex global environments that straddle both fields. The joint JD/MBA Program is an offering of the University of Chicago Law School and Chicago Booth.

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An Accelerated Three-Year Structure

The accelerated program is intended to take three years to complete. During that time, students can leverage the vast resources and flexibility of both programs to attain a course balance to meet their needs and goals. Students navigate the program by taking 1400 units of required Booth coursework (+LEAD) and 105 credit hours of required coursework at UChicago Law.

Below is a model schedule, showing how students can pursue the accelerated structure.

Sample Schedule

Academic Year Summer Term
Year 1 Three quarters of Law Courses (+ Leadership Module) Internship | Two Booth Courses
Year 2 Three quarters of Booth and Law Courses (+ Leadership Module) Second Internship
Year 3 Three quarters of Law Courses Graduate - Begin Full-Time Position

“Through my MBA courses, I’m learning how my future clients approach problems, how they implement solutions, and how I can fill the gaps with a legal toolkit. I've always seen law and business as closely intertwined. Well-crafted contracts give parties the trust they need to transact. Without the law, business can’t move forward.”
—Dane Christensen, Current JD/MBA Student

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2020-21 Tuition and Cost of Attendance

There is a single tuition for the JD/MBA three-year program. The following annual costs are for three quarters (nine months).

Tuition $105,000
Student Services Fee* $1,248
Lifetime Credentials Fee* $75
Health Insurance* $4,566
Administrative Service Fee* $2,600 (second year only)
Books $1,785
Room and Board $17,280
Personal $3,150
Transportation $2,655
Computer Allowance $1,300 (first year only)
Total $139,659
*Estimated Cost

Admissions Process

Applicants interested in the JD/MBA are encouraged to apply through our centralized, joint-application process, which will be available this summer. If you are a current UChicago Law student, you will need to apply during your first year of law school.

Admissions interviews are by invitation only and all admissions decisions will be released by the Round 2 notification date. For questions regarding the admissions process, please view our frequently asked questions or contact jdmba@uchicago.edu.

The 2020-2021 Joint JD/MBA application will be opening soon.

Round Submission Deadline Decision Notification
One September 24, 2020 11:59 p.m. CST December 3, 2020
Two January 12, 2021 11:59 p.m. CST March 18, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions about the JD/MBA Joint-Degree Program