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Francis J. & Wm. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program

The W. P. Carey Foundation endowed the Francis J. & Wm. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program JD/MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in March 2015. Established in 2009, the three-year JD/MBA program was the first elite three-year program in the country. Through an integrated, accelerated course of study, students earn both JD and MBA degrees in three years, rather than the five years it would typically take to earn each degree separately.


Students spend their first year in the Law School and the following summer in Law and Wharton courses designed specifically for the JD/MBA. The second and third years combine Law and Wharton courses, along with a JD/MBA capstone course.Penn Law and Wharton also continue to offer a four-year version of the JD/MBA, which began in the mid-1970s and will also bear the Francis J. & Wm. Polk Carey JD/MBA Program name.