The MBA/JM dual degree program is designed to enhance a student's business knowledge and professional pursuits with legal grounding relevant to their profession or industry. The MBA/JM Program is a five semester program. This program is structured so that you spend three semesters in the Business School and two semesters in the Law School. You can start in either school and enter Goizueta's One-Year or Two-Year MBA Programs. MBA/JM dual degree students would earn an MBA from Goizueta Business School in addition to a J.M. degree from Emory Law School; neither degree would be awarded until the requirements for both are complete.
Students must apply to the business school and law school separately. If a student is accepted to both programs, they can enroll in the MBA/JM program. We look at test scores, GPA, work experience, essays, recommendations and interview when evaluating candidates.
In order to be a competitive applicant, we suggest that you have full-time post undergraduate work experience. The average work experience for MBA students at Goizueta is five years – the range is 3-7 years. If your work experience is limited, a college internship, part-time job, or family business experience can provide relevant work experience to strengthen your file. The Admissions Committee is most interested in hearing how your life and work experiences will add to MBA class discussions and an eventual business-related career. MBA classes are highly participatory and lively class discussions are a key part of the learning process. Our recommendation is that you package your application in a way that highlights the skills you have gained from your work and organizational experiences.
Applicants to Goizueta Business School are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Candidates should prepare vigorously for the quantitative portion of the test as candidates are expected to exceed the 50th percentile on the quantitative section of the exam. Most of our students score at the 75-80th percentile. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions regarding test scores if you have additional questions.
Law School Academics
If you are a current law school student, please remember that the Admissions Committee will most likely want to review your law school grades thus far before making a decision on your application. We do not suggest that you rush the application process to make the early decision deadline. Your time will be better spent preparing for your law school finals and achieving the best grades possible. Students should have performed well in their first semester, and we prefer students to be ranked in the top 1/3 of their law school class. The semester break can be used for completing your application.
Of course, satisfying the qualifications we have discussed does not guarantee your admission to the program. There are many factors that are considered by the Admissions Committee, but those we have addressed can help you present yourself in the most advantageous way.
There is a variety of careers that our MBA/JM students typically choose. Career interests may include: Business Law, Environmental, Healthcare, Intellectual Property, Investment Banking, Labor and Employment, Media & Communications, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Real Estate.
Every applicant who submits a completed application by the Round 3 deadline and is admitted to Goizueta is automatically reviewed for merit-based, school-funded scholarships. No separate application is required; merit-based awards typically range from 20% to full tuition. If a student receives a scholarship, it only applies to the semesters that they are enrolled in the Business School.
For information please visit the Law School's website.