Thursday, 11 September 2008
Penn, Wharton offer JD/MBA program
The University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School have announced the launch of a three-year joint J.D./M.B.A. degree. The new program differs from other programs in that it calls for students to spend their first year at the law school and the following summer in four so-called "Law and Wharton" courses. Students in their second and third years will take a combination of Law and Wharton courses and a "capstone course" that ties the two disciplines together. During the summer between the second and third year, students can get work experience in law, business, finance or the public sector. The University of Pennsylvania is touting the program as the country's first fully integrated three-year program offered by elite law and business schools.