JD/MBA - Joint Degree: Master in Business Administration

Joint Degrees

Joint Degrees

In an age of interrelated professions and career goals, Brooklyn Law School has been a leader in co-sponsoring joint-degree programs with other prominent New York City institutions. Each program is carefully designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in interrelated professions. The joint degree programs enable students to earn the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree concurrently and in less time with one of the Master's degrees listed below.

Credits earned outside the Law School and used toward a J.D., including non-Law School credits toward a joint degree, count toward the overall credits required for graduation, but do not count toward the 65 “classroom credits” required for graduation. For further information, please contact the Registrar’s office or refer to our Student Handbook.

Brooklyn Law School and Baruch College jointly sponsor a program leading to the degrees of Juris Doctor (J.D.) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Administration and Policy.

The program allows students to obtain both degrees in less time than it would take to obtain them independently and facilitates an in-depth study of the connections between law and business. The J.D./MBA is appropriate for those students who seek careers requiring unique knowledge of both the law and business, including advisors to business policy makers or government agencies that regulate business, in-house legal counsel or tax or accounting firm associates.

Baruch College admits students for either the Fall or Spring semester and on either a full-time or part-time basis. Applicants to Baruch must have satisfactory scores on the GMAT. 57 credits are required for the MBA degree and a student may receive up to nine of the 57 by successfully completing approved law school courses. Similarly, nine of the 86 credits required for the J.D. degree may be transferred from Baruch and applied towards the J.D. As a result of the transfer credits, full-time students may complete the requirements for both degrees in four to five years, depending on the number of summer courses. If pursued on a part-time basis, the program generally takes five to six years to complete depending on number of summer courses.

Students seeking additional information on admissions and curriculum at Baruch should contact:

Elaine Bernstein
Zicklin School of Business
Bernard Baruch College/CUNY
1 Bernard Baruch Way H-820
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (646) 312-3140; (646) 312-1300
Email: elaine.bernstein@baruch.cuny.eduZicklinGradAdmissions@baruch.cuny.edu

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