Business Administration, MBA/Juris Doctor, JD
New York City
Dual accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 2% of business schools in the world
Earn Two Powerful Credentials
Get ahead with two valuable degrees. The Elisabeth Haub School of Law and the Lubin School of Business offer a combined program of study in law and graduate-level business administration. You’ll acquire an education in both law and business administration in a closely integrated course of study in the two fields, and upon satisfactory completion of the required course of study, will be awarded both the MBA and JD degrees in less time than if you the two degrees separately.
Gain Expertise in Both Law and Business
- Earn two advanced degrees in less time than if you pursued them separately.
- Benefit from a closely integrated course of study in both law and business administration.
- Design a course of study that meets your individual requirements.
Why Choose Pace for a JD/MBA Program
The combined degree program enables a full-time student to complete the requirements for both degrees in four years rather than the five years required if each degree is pursued separately. The total number of credits required in the Lubin School varies based on the student's previous coursework. Full-time students may commence their studies at either the Lubin School of Business or the Elisabeth Haub School of Law.
Students admitted to the MBA/JD program are assigned advisors in each school to help them in the selection of courses and definition of their career objectives. The reciprocal recognition of courses by each school is essential to the combined program. Therefore, students in the program must receive prior approval from the appropriate dean for any course proposed to be taken in the other. Business school students will receive a Program Analysis Sheet (PAS) that outlines their specific degree requirements.
The JD portion of the program is given at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in Westchester and the MBA portion at the New York City Campus for all MBA concentrations except accounting, which may be taken in either New York City or Westchester.
Applicants must meet the independent admission requirements of each school in order to be admitted to the combined program. Admission to either the School of Law or the Lubin School of Business does not guarantee admission to the other school.
Students who begin in the MBA program must apply to and be accepted by Haub Law by the end of their first year of full-time business study or by the end of their second year of part-time study.
Students who begin in Haub Law must apply and be accepted by the Lubin School of Business no later than during the fourth semester of law study (if in the three-year program) or no later than during the fifth semester of law study (if in the four-year program).
Once a student in either the School of Law or the Lubin School of Business has been admitted to the other school, the student should notify the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Law and the Director of Academic Advisement or Associate Dean of the Lubin School of Business of his or her intention to participate in the program.
"While studying law the past two years, I realized the importance of understanding how businesses function and what internal factors drive their decision-making. Having this understanding will allow me to better be able to advise business clients on legal risks and opportunities. This dual understanding is particularly important in the sustainability realm." —Colin Myers, ’21, Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
student-to-faculty ratio in the Law School
of Lubin's class of 2022 master's graduates are employed or continuing their education or service. (Source: Pace University Career Services)
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