New Hampshire adds joint JD/MBA program

The University of New Hampshire School of Law will launch the first of several  new dual degree programs this fall — a JD/MBA that will be offered in partnership with the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at New Hampshire.

Students who wish to participate in the program will take the usual first year schedule at the law school, then for their second year will switch to an accelerated MBA program at the business school. In the third year, students will return to the law school for three more semesters. The total completion time for the program will be three-and-a-half years.

The dual degree program will allow students to obtain both a JD and MBA at a faster rate than if they were earned them separately, saving students time and money.

The goal of the program is to provide students with a more complete understanding of the relationship between legal and business issues in today’s sophisticated global economy.

Dual degree programs are one of the benefits University of New Hampshire School of Law, formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center, obtained when it agreed to be affiliated with the University of New Hampshire in 2010. The school expects to launch more such programs in the near future.