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Degree Requirements

All three-year JD/MBA students must fulfill all the requirements of each respective school, outlined below:


Penn Law

  • First-year Law School curriculum
  • Professional Responsibility course
  • At least 70 hours of supervised legal work in a pro-bono setting through Penn Law’s Toll Public Interest Center
  • Legal writing requirement, which may be satisfied through the JD/MBA capstone course
  • 86 total credit hours
    • 64 Law credit hours of in-class credits (course, seminar, or clinical coursework)
    • Note: 71 Law credit hours are required for the New York Bar, 64 of which must be in-class credits (course, seminar, or clinical coursework)
    • 6 Law credit hours of experiential learning (simulation/skills courses, clinics, or externships)



  • Wharton Pre-Term
  • First-year core courses (certain courses may be waived by experience or exam and are replaced with electives)
  • Major
  • Minimum of 15 course units (CU’s); maximum of 16.5 CU’s; approximately 5 CU’s required for a major


JD/MBA Capstone

All JD/MBA students, in both the three-year and four-year models of the program, must complete the JD/MBA capstone course in their final year of the program.