The University of Pennsylvania announced yesterday the creation of a three-year joint MBA/JD program between Penn Law and the Wharton School. According to the announcement:
"Students in the new program will spend the first year in the Law School and the following summer in four Law and Wharton courses designed specifically for the three-year J.D./M.B.A. The second and third years will include a combination of Law and Wharton courses, including capstone courses in the third year and work experience in law, business, finance, or the public sector in the summer between the second and third years."
The announcement claims that this is "the country’s first fully integrated three-year program offered by elite law and business schools. The new program will target potential applicants with typically two years of work experience, especially in finance, who are entrepreneurs or are planning careers in investment banking, private equity and related fields."
However, Northwestern also has a three-year JD/MBA and claims the program is "fully integrated."
Penn expects to enroll about 20 students in the program each year, beginning in September 2009. For complete details, please visit https://www.law.upenn.edu/crossdisc/study/jointdualdegree/mba.html