Yale announced today it has created a joint juris doctor and master of business administration program for completion in three academic years.
The program is in addition to the school’s existing four-year joint JD and MBA program. Both programs are partnerships between Yale Law and the Yale School of Management.
Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis and Northwestern University School of Law also have three-year joint programs.
The accelerated JD and MBA program is geared to students with an interest in business law, but will also prepare students for management and other business fields.
Coursework will be spread over six semesters, and participants will graduate at the same time as their entering JD class. Like their classmates in the regular JD program, those in the integrated and accelerated program will have two free summers in which they can work in the law or business fields. Students in the new program will spend their first and third years at the law school, and the second at the management school.
Students must apply for the program during their first year at the law school.