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Many of the most effective Fortune 500 CEOs are lawyers because lawyers know how to ask the right questions and analyze problems from different perspectives. Our dual JD/MBA degree will prepare you to navigate the modern intersections of law and business.
Whether you want to play a transformative role in health care reform or become a leader in the management consulting industry, this program will give you a unique perspective on how organizations operate and how they interact with the law. You’ll develop a versatile set of negotiating and analytical skills that will give you a competitive edge as a corporate lawyer, public policymaker or entrepreneur.
Both the School of Law and the School of Business believe in collaborative, hands-on approaches to mastering their respective disciplines. You’ll spend time honing your leadership and critical thinking skills in group work and mock trials. You’ll also learn to work with real clients and apply your legal and business knowledge in our clinics and externships, where you can get practical experience by representing clients from the local community in disputes with the IRS and providing other services. You can also gain a global perspective through the School of Business’ experiential learning trips to Asia, Europe and South America.
Beginning on your first day, you’ll receive as much support as you need, through services such as our Day One mentoring program, which pairs you with a faculty mentor as well as a second- or third-year law student for guidance. The vast alumni networks of both schools will also be valuable assets during your search for externships and jobs. Our alumni are working at a variety of prominent firms including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and GE, and are active in Quinnipiac’s various career fairs and recruiting events.
Forty-six credits are normally required for the MBA, and 86 are normally required for the JD. However, the joint degree program requires only 34 business credits and 77 law credits, a saving of 21 credits. A student in the joint program may not obtain either degree until the requirements for both have been met.
Each school will asssist in adapting the program to the needs and interests of the enrolled student by approving schedules and joint credits for courses. Students may attend either full-time or part-time.
We operate under a rolling-admission system, but suggest submitting your application by March 1 for priority fall admission and scholarship consideration.
Candidates for the Dean’s Fellows full-tuition awards should apply by February 1.
To enroll in the joint degree program, a student must file separate applications to and be accepted by both the School of Law and the School of Business. Students may begin at either school.
It is possible for students who have not yet completed their degree requirements for one program to apply to the other school to be considered for a joint degree.
Admissions for these programs are handled separately, but a student should inform both admissions offices of an interest in pursuing the joint degree. The earlier you are accepted into both programs and declare pursuit of both degrees, the more beneficial the joint degree program is in the practical savings of time and credits.
Students accepted into the School of Law are not required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
Upon admission to the joint degree program, the enrolled student must meet with the Director of the MBA program and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the School of Law for academic counseling.
The most important factors considered are:
- Undergraduate scholastic record
- Law School Admission Test (LSAT) scores
We also weigh factors such as:
- Applicant’s personal statement
- Letters of recommendation
- Advanced degrees
- Life and work experience
- Extracurricular activities
- Applicant’s ability to enhance the diversity of perspectives represented in our student body
Quinnipiac University School of Law supports equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.
Please reach out to us with questions about the application process.
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A JD/MBA is a dual degree program offered jointly by some law and business schools. The program generally lasts four years (saving one year over completing both degrees separately) and results in the candidate earning both a Juris Doctor degree and a Master of Business Administration degree.
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Canada[ edit ]
Top ranking Canadian JD-MBA programs include a four-year JD/MBA at Queen’s University ,  the University of Toronto ,  the three-year JD/MBA at the University of Western Ontario ,  , the three and a half year JD/MBA at the University of Ottawa ,  and both a three and four-year program at York University .  Students may apply to the joint program before matriculating to either program, or after matriculating to either law school or business school. 
United States[ edit ]
Many schools including Elon University , Northwestern University , University of Houston , Cornell University , Yale University , New York University , Harvard University , Columbia University ,  the University of Pennsylvania ,  Temple University ,  and Villanova University  offer the program.
References[ edit ]
- Creating a Shorter Path to a JD-MBA . Wall Street Journal, May 20, 2009
- Deciding Whether to Pursue a JD and an MBA: When it Makes Sense to Go “Two For One”
- ^ “Queen’s Law” . Retrieved 2016-09-01.
- ^ “University of Toronto” . Retrieved 2014-04-10.
- ^ “Western Law & Ivey MBA” . Retrieved 2014-04-10.
- ^ “University of Ottawa” . Retrieved 2018-08-08.
- ^ “Schulich School of Business – Rankings” . Retrieved 2015-01-20.
- ^ “When To Apply for a JD-MBA” . University of Chicago JD-MBA Association. 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-04.
- ^ “Columbia Law School” . Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- ^ “The Wharton MBA Program, MBA/JD” . Retrieved 2011-05-13.
- ^ “Temple Law School” . Retrieved 2012-11-28.
- ^ “Villanova Law School” . Retrieved 2013-11-10.
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Why I Chose Asia Over The US And Europe For My MBA, At CUHK
Media Coverage by BusinessBecause:
India is home to the third largest group of GMAT-sitters behind the US and China. And Indians are increasingly looking to MBA programs within Asia over courses in Europe and the US.
“Asia is becoming the global economic powerhouse, and Hong Kong is its de facto financial center, making it the perfect location for an MBA student”, says Varun Magoon, an MBA student at Hong Kong’s CUHK Business School.
Part of a burgeoning generation of Indian MBAs, Varun is laying solid foundations for a career in Asia. He boasts a wealth of experience in technical and consulting roles, having worked as an engineer for The Toyota Group and a strategy consultant for KPMG.
For Varun, CUHK was the perfect option, a top Asian school recommended to him by several successful Indian alumni. And he also secured the CUHK MBA Excellence Scholarship.
Why did you decide to do an MBA at CUHK?
I’m an engineer by profession, but I wanted to progress into management consulting and corporate leadership roles.
I also knew that I wanted to continue working in Asia after my MBA, and the one-year format at CUHK was very appealing, considering most Indian and American programs are two years long.
CUHK also offered me the opportunity to study an extra four months abroad after that year, which I’m looking forward to. Finally, Hong Kong offers many leadership development programs, which I hope to secure a place on.
What should prospective applicants take into account when deciding on an MBA?
You really need to take a step back and consider why you personally want to pursue an MBA. The best strategy is to consider where you want to be five years from now with regards to location, industry and role, and choose the program most likely to help you realize those dreams.
In my opinion, the alumni network is really important for applicants as well. You’re buying into an exclusive club with an MBA, so you want to make sure it’s the best one possible. Finally, especially if you didn’t grow up abroad, you should make the effort to connect with as many international students on your course as possible.
Do you feel that your KPMG consulting experience aided your application?
Most certainly. Having come from an engineering background, being able to work on corporate strategy and liaising with clients was very useful, as it prepared me for various aspects of the MBA and ensured that I had a better cross-section of work experience.
On balance, I think the experience I gained was more important than the KPMG brand name was, but I can’t deny that it looks good on a CV.
How has your scholarship at CUHK benefited you?
The scholarship covers 30% of my tuition fee and is bestowed on the basis of academic performance, professional and personal accomplishments, and international working experience.
Any MBA is a huge investment, so my scholarship does a great deal in easing the financial burden on my shoulders. However, I also consider it a confidence boost, as recognition for my previous achievements has made me feel more valued by the school.
How have you gained from your MBA experience so far?
At CUHK, our faculty was largely international. Learning about financial markets from an American, operations management from a Greek, and so on, gave me a well-rounded view of global business.
My class was very international as well, so I learned a great deal from their perspectives. I also had the amazing opportunity to participate in a case competition at SDA Bocconi through CUHK, in which I competed with top MBA students from other schools, and was able to put what theory I had learned into practice.
What is the highlight of your CUHK MBA experience so far?
At the end of the CUHK MBA, you’re offered the opportunity to work as an external consultant for a partner company here in Hong Kong.
They call this module a ‘live project’, and I chose to do mine with IDG Capital Partners. It’s been a great opportunity for me because I’ve made some excellent contacts, and one of their executives is a CUHK alumnus. I’ve gained a comprehensive overview of private equity and venture capital, and I’ve learned a lot about business valuation.
It’s a fantastic opportunity that I’d recommend to anyone studying at CUHK.
What are your plans for the future?
Straight after finishing my studies at CUHK, I’m heading to America for four months to complete my MBA at The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, with a focus on strategy and operations over the term.
Apart from that, I’m doing an internship this summer with Gap Inc. in Hong Kong, which I hope will result in a place on their two-year MBA rotational leadership development program.
Section: News/ MBA Hong Kong
Date published: Jun 29, 2016