"I decided to make a career switch and go to law school. In the beginning, I had a lot of interaction with Wharton students and was impressed by the students. I decided to go for it and get a dual degree."
Penn's elite law and business schools — Penn Law and Wharton — offer the country's first fully integrated three-year MBA/JD.How the new three-year MBA/JD works:
- Students spend the first year in Law School and the following summer in Law and Wharton courses designed specifically for the three-year MBA/JD.
- The second and third years include a combination of Law and Wharton courses, including a capstone course in the third year and work experience in a law firm or corporation in the summer between the second and third years.
|First Year||First Year Summer||Second Year||Second Year Summer||Third Year|
|Law School||4 Wharton/Law courses (exclusive to the three-year program)||Wharton: Core Courses Law: Corporations; Mergers & Acquisitions||Internship in either Law or Business||Capstone; Wharton: 4-5 courses Law: 4-5 courses|
Applicants must be admitted by both schools in order to enroll in the three-year program. Students must be accepted by Wharton either before starting at the Law School or during their first year in the Law School.
Applying to the Wharton JD/MBA Program
Applicants to the JD/MBA Program should apply through Wharton's application for admission, which includes an integrated JD/MBA application section. Applicants should follow Wharton's application deadlines; applications to the JD/MBA program must apply for Wharton's Round 1 or Round 2 deadline and will not be considered in Round 3. Applicants to the program will receive their response from both Penn Law and Wharton according to Wharton's decision release date schedule. Applicants must be admitted by both schools in order to enroll in the three-year program.