Paths to your JD/MBA
Indiana University offers a wide variety of joint business and law programs to help you achieve your particular educational and professional goals. While this website focuses on the more traditional JD/MBA programs, all of the following joint programs are available at IU-Bloomington:
|JD/MBA||3 or 4||JD and MBA at Bloomington|
|JD/MBA||4||JD at Bloomington; MBA at Sungkyunkwan (SKK) University, Seoul, South Korea|
|JD/MBAA||4||JD + MBA in Accounting at Bloomington|
|JD/MSA||4||JD + MS in Accounting at Bloomington|
Regardless of which program you pursue, the Maurer School of Law and the Kelley School of Business will work with you individually to provide the flexibility to choose the courses and experiences that meet your goals for specialization(s).
The four-year JD/MBA
Through the dual-degree program, Indiana University offers two degrees from two top-tier schools — the Maurer School of Law and the Kelley School of Business. The dual-degree program provides you with opportunities to explore potential careers in both law and business and complete your degrees in four years, rather than the five years it would normally take to complete both degrees separately. The flexibility of the four-year program and the proximity of the law and business schools (within fifteen minutes' walking distance) allow you to participate in activities, clubs, clinics, and presentations at both schools. As a JD/MBA student, you will also be able to develop networks of contacts, friends, and opportunities within both communities.
The three-year JD/MBA
The Maurer School of Law and the Kelley School of Business are among the very few law and business schools in the United States to offer an accelerated JD/MBA program that can be completed in just three years. It is a demanding program for highly qualified and motivated students, but for the right person, the three-year JD/MBA offers a unique opportunity to gain two valuable degrees from two top-ranked schools and join the working world even sooner. Moreover, if you are enrolled in the three-year program, you will be able to graduate with your first-year classmates at both schools.
The three-year program does not replace Indiana University's four-year JD/MBA program; the four-year program will continue to be available to new applicants.
With continuing advances in technology and the rapid pace of innovation, the global economy has arrived. Only the best-prepared professionals will rise to the demands and challenges of the increasing size and complexity of today’s global marketplace.
The Maurer/Sungkyunkwan (SKK) JD/MBA globalizes the traditional joint degree program in a powerful way. By combining a JD from the Maurer School of Law with a truly globalized MBA from SKK's Graduate School of Business in Seoul, a candidate will be uniquely prepared for advancement and success in today’s ever-evolving business world.
The SKK MBA program was launched less than a decade ago as an English-speaking program, modeled after the most dynamic and successful MBA programs in the United States. It attracts a community of students from all over the globe, and the curriculum is taught by residential faculty and visiting top business scholars from around the world. Rising fast in the ranks of global MBA programs, SKK is already the number one MBA program in Korea, and for good reason: a global perspective is an integral part of all courses, including multicultural business experiences in Asia and abroad. The SKK program is similar to Maurer’s traditional JD/MBA with the IU Kelley School of Business in that candidates earn both degrees in only four years. SKK faculty and administration assist with summer placement of candidates in Seoul during the course of the program.
All JD/MBA candidates must complete 79 credit hours in the Law School and 42 credit hours in the Business School for a total of 121 credit hours. The first-year law curriculum ("1L" year) and first-semester business curriculum (the "Integrated Core") for JD/MBA students are identical to those of their JD and MBA counterparts. Four-year students may begin in either school; however, three-year students must enroll in the Law School's Summer Start program and complete their 1L year prior to taking the Integrated Core. No law course credit counts toward the MBA part of the dual-degree; and vice versa. Each degree has its own required and elective course work (see Curriculum). The JD and MBA degrees are awarded simultaneously, and all requirements in both schools must be completed in order to receive either degree.