Last Tuesday, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Law School announced the creation of a “fully integrated” three-year joint J.D./M.B.A. program. While a four-year joint program already exists and will remain an option, the new program is meant to be an accelerated track. Students will spend their first and third years at the Law School and their second year at Booth.
The program states its interdisciplinary focus is meant to help “students gain tools and problem-solving approaches to serve as key leaders and advisers in increasingly complex global environments,” Chicago Booth Dean Madhav Rajan said.
Building leadership skills, career support, and the ability to tap into student organizations at both Booth and the Law School are also put forward as benefits of the program.
In total, the program will involve 1400 units of Booth coursework and 105 credit hours at the Law School. Tuition for the program has not been set yet, and applications are due January 7, 2020.