Pursuing a degree in law and an MBA might seem overwhelming, but the combination will open doors. Our JD-MBA graduates go on to combine their legal and business knowledge in fields as diverse as corporate law, entrepreneurship, consulting, and corporate real estate. Their specialized expertise makes them a key player in organizations big and small. It's a challenge, to be sure, but you'll be surprised at the paths that are open to you when you've earned a JD/MBA.

The JD-MBA Dual Degree Program was developed for candidates interested in combining their MBA studies with a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School. The program format is full-time and takes four years to complete. Both programs are located in Minneapolis on the West Bank Campus. Please be aware that compromises are necessary to complete this dual degree program, especially upon admission into the MBA portion of the dual degree. Students will need to delay opportunities such as the law journals, moot court, and some law on-campus interview options, which may conflict with required courses or other required events for the MBA program.

Under this study plan students begin the MBA program in fall semester of year two.

Dual Degree students must apply separately and be admitted to both programs. Candidates may apply for both programs at the same time, or current Law students may apply to the MBA Program during their first year of study in the Law School. 

For JD-MBA Students, the GMAT or GRE is not a requirement but it is recommended. Other MBA Admissions requirements can be found here.

MBA Application Dates - Fall Start

Round Submission Deadlines Decision Notification
Round 1 November 1 December 15
Round 2 December 1 February 1
Round 3 February 1 March 15
Round 4  April 1 May 15

Deadlines that occur on a weekend or holiday are extended through the next business day. We will review applications beyond our final round deadline on a case by case basis

To learn more about the JD admissions process, please visit their how to apply webpage.

Full-Time & Part-Time MBA Programs

Email: ftmba@umn.edu
Phone: 612-625-5555

Law School

Emily Buchholz
Executive Director, Corporate Institute
University of Minnesota Law School
Law School Dual Degree Information