A dual degree for those full-time students seeking to diversify their professional credentials and leverage both degrees for career opportunities.

All programs require:

  • Separate applications to both the JD program and the MBA program (each school makes its admissions decisions separately)
  • LSAT must be taken as part of JD application
  • GMAT must be taken as part of MBA application
  • Completion of all requirements of both the JD and the MBA programs before a degree can be granted in either program

Three-Year JD/MBA

Who May Be Interested

Students who have an undergraduate degree in business or economics or who have at least two years of business experience.

Program Description

Students receive both JD and MBA degrees in three years.

Option 1

  • Must take Statistics 5001 in summer before starting JD
  • Must take six credits of MBA courses in summer between first and second year
  • Intensive coursework
  • 21 credits of business related law courses plus business writing
  • 16.5 credits transfer from JD to MBA
  • 15 credits transfer from MBA to JD

Option 2

  • Must take six credits of MBA courses in summer between second and third year
  • Intensive coursework
  • 21 credits of business related law courses plus business writing
  • 16.5 credits transfer from JD to MBA
  • 15 credits transfer from MBA to JD

How to Apply for Option 1

  1. Apply to the Law School full-time JD program and indicate JD/MBA in item 18
  2. At the same time as you apply to the Beasley School of Law, apply to the Fox School’s Part-Time MBA program
  3. Notify the Beasley School of Law’s assistant dean for academic affairs that you are applying to the Three-Year JD/MBA program

How to Apply for Option 2

  1. Apply to the Beasley School of Law full-time JD program
  2. Begin your first year in the JD program
  3. During the fall semester of your first year in law school, attend the presentation on the JD/MBA program and meet with the Beasley School of Law’s assistant dean for academic affairs
  4. After meeting with the assistant dean for academic affairs, apply to the Fox School’s Part-Time MBA program

Four-Year JD/MBA

Who May Be Interested

Students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business or economics or any business experience.

Program Description

Students receive both JD and MBA degrees in four years.

  • 21 credits of business related law courses plus business writing
  • 13.5 credits transfer from JD to MBA
  • 12 credits transfer from MBA to JD

How to Apply

  1. Apply to the Beasley School of Law full-time JD program
  2. Begin your first year in the JD program
  3. During the fall semester of your first year in law school, attend the presentation on the JD/MBA program and meet with the Beasley School of Law’s assistant dean for academic affairs
  4. After meeting with the Beasley School of Law’s assistant dean for academic affairs, apply to the Fox School’s full-time Global MBA program

Tuition and Financial Aid

Day and evening JD students who pay a flat tuition rate and are enrolled in the JD/MBA program will pay the prevailing law school tuition rates and fees throughout the program except during periods when enrolled at only the business school. When enrolled in only business school courses, students will pay tuition at the MBA tuition rate on a per-credit basis. Part-time day and evening JD students who pay their law school tuition on a per-credit basis will pay per-credit for both JD and MBA courses, regardless of the semester.

All JD/MBA students are responsible for any late registration, late payment, installment fees and matriculation fees associated with both the Beasley School of Law and the Fox School of Business. For information on tuition and fees at each school, please visit the Temple University Bursar’s Office website.

The Law School Financial Aid Office processes all requests for assistance for students enrolled in the JD/MBA programs.

Certificate in Business Law

Students who want to develop their knowledge of business while pursuing a law degree, but are not considering a JD/MBA, may be interested in the Beasley School of Law’s Certificate in Business Law program. The Certificate in Business Law is designed for students who do not have an undergraduate degree in business or an extensive background in business. While pursuing their JD degrees, students in the Certificate in Business Law program take 12 to 15 credits of MBA courses, including Statistics, Accounting, and Finance (six to nine credits are transferred to JD); 18 credits of business-related law courses; and they receive a notation on their transcript. Application to the certificate program is made during the spring semester of the first year at Beasley School of Law.

For more information, contact the MBA office at 215-204-5890.