Columbia University offers a three-year and a four-year JD/MBA program. For the three-year program, students spend the first year at the Law School, the second year at the Business School, and the third year taking a combination of law and business courses, some of which will count toward both degree requirements.
For the four-year program, students have a choice of staying at the Law School during their second year before proceeding to the Business School or spending their second year at the Business School then structuring their remaining two years to be a combination of law and business courses.
Students have their summers free to pursue internships or other ventures in order to explore potential career paths. Get more information on career services provided to JD/MBA students.
Upon graduation, JD/MBA students will have earned a total of 73 credits towards their JD and 45 credits towards their MBA. This includes joint electives which count towards both degrees. The information presented here is accurate as of July 2014. Get more information on the graduation requirements.
Students must complete all JD requirements, including the first-year Foundation Curriculum, a mandatory 40-hour pro bono requirement, major writing, minor writing, and a Professional Responsibility course. Once at the Business School, students are able to "test out" of certain core curriculum classes through exemption exams prior to the beginning of the term and replace them with elective credits.