MBA/JD

The Willamette MBA/JD program is a four year program that results in two professional degrees: the MBA and the Doctor of Jurisprudence. 

The joint degree combines the respected educational and career resources of Willamette's Atkinson Graduate School of Management and College of Law, and carries a rare triple accreditation. The program is accredited by the American Bar Association (for law), AACSB International (for business), and NASPAA (for Public Administration). The MBA program is also ranked as a "U.S. Best Business School" by Forbes, Businessweek, and Poets & Quants.

The MBA/JD is an excellent choice for people seeking careers in corporate law, trust administration, tax law, regulation, public sector management, entrepreneurial ventures, consulting and private legal practice.


MBA/JD Curricular Path

During the first two years of the program, MBA/JD students complete one academic year enrolled in the MBA program and one academic year in the JD program. During the third and fourth years, students are full-time students in the College of Law and complete coursework in both programs.

Year 1 and 2
JD curriculum (one academic year)
MBA Curriculum (one academic year)

MBA Fall Semester:

  • Data Analysis, Modeling & Decision Making
  • Managing Individuals, Teams and Organizations
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Marketing: Creating Satisfied Consumers
  • PACE I: Consulting & Achieving Your Career Goals

MBA Spring Semester

  • PACE II: Consulting & Planning an Entrepreneurial Venture
  • Economics, Finance and Markets
  • Operations and Systems Management
  • MBA Experiential Elective or MBA Elective
  • MBA Experiential Elective or MBA Elective

Year 3 and 4
JD Courses During Years 3 and 4
MBA Courses During Years 3 and 4

  • Politics and Public Policy for Managers
  • Strategic Management
  • MBA Elective Course
  • MBA Elective Course
  • MBA Elective Course
  • MBA Elective Course