Penn Law and Wharton Set Joint Degree

Posted by: Phil Mintz on September 10, 2008

Penn’s law and business schools said today that they are creating a three-year accelerated program that will lead to both a JD and MBA degree. The program is aimed at “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.”

The program is set to launch in September 2009 and expects to enroll about 20 students a year.

According to the schools, participants 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.”

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