JD/MBA Dual Degree

Earn two rigorous degrees in as little as three years.

Pursue an MBA and Juris Doctorate at Suffolk University

Legal education and management expertise connect in our multidisciplinary JD/MBA degree. You can earn this dual degree in as few as three to four years of full-time study in Suffolk's expedited program. Upon graduation, you’ll be primed for a career at law firms, corporate counsel offices, investment and accounting firms, nonprofit agencies, and government institutions. 

Priority Application Deadline: April 1

Required Credits:
72 Law, 36 Business

Est. Time of Completion: 3-4 Years

Build Your Business and Legal Expertise

Combine your legal acumen with key management skills to drive business success through our JD/MBA program. You’ll gain all the benefits of a graduate business education at Suffolk –including hands-on consultative projects with real-world clients, an immersive travel seminar, and the option to tailor your degree with a concentration – alongside your training as a legal professional.

View the MBA/JD curriculum

How to Apply to the Dual MBA/JD Program 

Students applying to the JD/MBA dual-degree program apply only to the Law School. That means students must take the LSAT, GRE, or JD-Next Exam and submit Suffolk Law’s online application through LSAC.org. JD/MBA dual-degree applicants should indicate their desire to apply to the dual-degree program and include a second essay that specifically mentions the dual degree.

Admission & Costs

Priority Application Deadlines

  • April 1

Application Materials

  • LSAT, GRE, or JD-Next Exam scores
  • LSAC online application
  • Two required essays (one of which describes your desire to pursue the JD/MBA dual degree)
  • All college and graduate school transcripts
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • Application fee (fee waivers are available)

For information about submitting your application to Suffolk Law School, visit How to Apply.

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The Suffolk Experience

Advising & Other Resources

Suffolk University offers graduate students—incoming, current, and alumni—help with navigating financial aid and payments, searching for career opportunities, and building a strong professional network. Our Graduate Student Services team supports you every step of the way with various services including application advising, financial aid counseling, international student resources, and other resources such as the Career Development Center or the Center for Learning and Academic Success. We also offer you value-added professional development workshops to bolster your experiential education and other professional skills while studying at Suffolk University.

Meet the Faculty

Through our JD/MBA dual-degree program, you’ll benefit from the world-renowned expertise and career-making connections of faculty from both the Law School and the Sawyer Business School.

Suffolk Law School Faculty    Sawyer Business School Faculty

Questions About our Dual Degree Programs?


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