MBA/Juris Doctor Dual Degree

Use legal expertise coupled with key management skills to drive business success, all while doubling your network, with this dual degree program for legal professionals seeking business education.

You can earn this dual degree in as few as three to four years of full-time study thanks to this expedited program. When you graduate, you’ll be primed for a career at law firms, corporate counsel offices, investment and accounting firms, nonprofit agencies, and government institutions.

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Application Deadlines

April 1

Application Materials

New students applying to the JD dual-degree programs apply only to the Law School, which means taking the LSAT or GRE and submitting Suffolk Law’s online application through 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. In many cases, you will not need to take the GMAT or GRE. However, the Graduate Admission Office may request additional standardized testing for applicants in the MSF programs. For information about submitting your application to Suffolk Law School, visit How to Apply


MBA/JD students that waive MBA core courses must substitute with an elective from within the Sawyer Business School. If at least nine credits of core courses are waived, students may declare a concentration with three electives from the same functional area.

Waiver Policy

If core courses (MBA 615, MBA 625, MBA 635, MBA 640, MBA 650, and MBA 660) are waived, student must substitute with an MBA elective.

If a 1.5 credit core course is waived, student may complete an independent study for 1.5 credits.

MBA/JD students must complete a minimum of 37 credits in the Sawyer Business School to be awarded the MBA portion of their dual degree.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

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