Mirroring its fully integrated nature, Northwestern’s JD-MBA program uniquely utilizes a streamlined admissions process that includes a single on-line application, a single admissions test, and jointly agreed-upon admissions criteria that align with its curricular program and the careers its graduates pursue.
Rather than applying to both programs separately, JD-MBA candidates complete a single application. Likewise, applicants to the JD-MBA program must complete only the GMAT exam when applying. The LSAT exam is not required, accepted, or considered in the review of JD-MBA applicants.
JD-MBA applications are jointly reviewed by admissions committee members from both Kellogg and the Law School. In reviewing candidates for this distinctive program, committee members base admissions decisions on a variety of factors including GMAT results, academic record, a required evaluative interview, personal essays, work experience and career progression, career focus including one’s motivation for pursuing the joint degree, and demonstrated leadership in work experience as well as extracurricular and community activities.
Northwestern’s JD-MBA program annually enrolls approximately 25-30 students. The following class profile provides a statistical snapshot of our most recent JD-MBA entering class. We also have listed a sampling of the rich array of experiences that these students bring to our respective law and business school communities.
|Entering Class General Statistics (JD-MBA)||2013|
|Students of color||11%|
|% of full-time work experience||100%|
|Average years of full-time experience||4.75|