MBAMBA/Juris Doctor

Specialize in legal, contractual and governmental aspects of management with Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees, jointly offered through Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management and School of Law

Why Pair Your JD with an MBA?

Through our dual-degree program, you’ll graduate a confident, more effective leader, establishing you as a distinctive candidate for future employers—whether you choose to pursue a career in business law or management, or open your own legal practice.

No matter the path you choose to take, earning dual JD/MBA degrees gives you the flexibility to combine your business savvy and legal expertise to pursue various career opportunities in diverse settings, including: 

  • Business development and intelligence,
  • Criminal and civil courts,
  • Risk management,
  • Accounting, and
  • Private and public sectors

MBA/Juris Doctor at a Glance

Top 15
Most innovative MBA programs, (Inc, 2015)
lower cost of living in Cleveland on average v.s. other major U.S. cities
university in Ohio (U.S. News & World Report, 2024)
years to earn both degrees
in practical training (preLaw Magazine, 2022)
Full-time MBA in the U.S. (America Economia, 2022)

Both [the MBA and JD program] were supportive and flexible with my other responsibilities, and I never felt that I had to sacrifice one activity for another. That says a lot about CWRU: They truly have their students in mind and want to help them achieve their goals.”

Bianca Smith (LAW ’17, MGT ’17), Major League Baseball’s first Black female coach

Your Classes 

In this dual-degree track, you’ll take courses in financial and managerial accounting, corporate finance, economics, business analytics, leading people and organizations, corporate strategy, criminal law, civil procedure and more.

Looking for specific information about coursework? See the General Bulletin.

Campus Life

When you study at Weatherhead School of Management, you’re surrounded by opportunity. CWRU—the #2 university in Ohio (U.S. News & World Report, 2024)—is renowned as a center for innovation, a place where our community spends each day asking and discovering how to think beyond the possible. With a wide range of innovative facilities, networking opportunities, must-see attractions in Cleveland, Ohio, and more, you'll never run out of options to build your professional and social networks. 

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Your Next Step Starts Now

Ready to design a better world through smart, sustainable business solutions? That’s the Weatherhead way. Get started today.