Enrollment in the joint J.D./M.B.A. Program enables a student to obtain a J.D. degree from Chicago-Kent and an M.B.A. degree from Illinois Tech’s Stuart School of Business in approximately three-and-a-half to four years of full-time study, or five years of part-time study. A solid understanding of the business world can be invaluable in many areas of law, especially for corporate attorneys or legal/management consultants. Students in the joint degree program combine the management expertise and business skills of an M.B.A. with a law degree.

Eligibility and Requirements

Joint Program students may apply up to 12 credits of M.B.A. coursework taken at Stuart School of Business toward the requirements for the J.D. degree. No credit may be applied toward the J.D. degree for courses completed prior to the commencement of law studies. To receive J.D. credit for a course, the student must earn at least a C grade in the course. The M.B.A. course grades will not count in the student's J.D. grade point average. Students should work with their Stuart Graduate Academic Adviser on their program of study and for information about applying certain J.D. courses toward the M.B.A. degree.

How to Apply

Candidates for the J.D./M.B.A. Program must apply to and be accepted by each program separately and complete a "Registration as a J.D./M.B.A. Student" form in the Registrar's office. Admissions information for the J.D. program is available from the Chicago-Kent Office of Admissions and for the M.B.A. program from Stuart School of Business. Students may apply to the M.B.A. program after beginning the J.D. program, but must be enrolled concurrently in both programs for one or more terms to receive the benefits of the joint degree.

Questions and Additional Information

For additional information and program requirements, contact Stephen Sowle, Assistant Dean for Academic Administration and Student Affairs at Room 320C, 312.906.5282, or ssowle@kentlaw.iit.edu.