Highly motivated students wishing to pursue a master’s level program in both business and law are invited to consider Columbia’s traditional four-year JD/MBA program or the accelerated three-year JD/MBA program.
Offered jointly by the Business and Law Schools, the accelerated curriculum gives students the opportunity to complete the combined course of study a year earlier than traditional dual-degree programs. The program benefits from the involvement of the Richman Center, which sponsors the creation of new, accelerated courses to be jointly taught by business and law faculty members, as well as co-curricular programming to complement coursework.
Graduates of the program enter the job market with a solid base of legal and business knowledge, as well as specific expertise in areas of interest gained through electives. They also join a powerful, global alumni community from both the Business and Law Schools.
Applications for admission to the Columbia JD/MBA program must be filed separately to Columbia Business School and Columbia Law School. Admission decisions are based solely on each school's specific selection criteria, with limited consultation between the schools during the admissions process.
The JD/MBA Resource Guide was developed by staff and faculty at the Law School and the Business School, as well as the Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy. It contains contact information for the various staff and faculty who are familiar with and involved in the JD/MBA program. The booklet is also a programmatic guide to the curriculum, an explanation of the Business School’s class bidding system and includes both schools’ academic calendars. In addition, it includes an introduction to career management including the services that are available to students as they engage in career planning.