JD-MBA Class Profile

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
Enrolled students 27
Average GMAT 703
Average GPA 3.56
Female 19%
Students of color 11%
International students 22%
% of full-time work experience 100%
Average years of full-time experience 4.75
Geographic diversity  
   Midwest 7%
   Northeast 33%
   South 15%
   West 22%
   International 22%

Sampling of Prior Employers

  • Actium Group
  • Advisory Board Company
  • Airlines for America
  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Atimun Partners
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • CH2M Hill
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co.
  • Edgemere Consulting Corporation
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Huron Consulting Group
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • KPMG
  • Logistics Capital & Strategy LLC
  • McMaster-Carr Industrial Supply
  • MetLife
  • Microsoft
  • MK Group
  • Operation Gratitude, Inc.
  • Oracle Capital LLC
  • Ora-Tech Systems (Pvt.) LTD
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • RSR Partners
  • Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd.
  • The White House
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati