January 25th, 2012 | University

SOM faculty re-approve joint J.D./M.B.A.

Yale Law School students hit the books.
Yale Law School students hit the books. Photo by Joy Chen.

The School of Management faculty voted Monday to re-approve the accelerated J.D./M.B.A. joint-degree, offered in conjunction with the Law School.

Andrea McClure, SOM Faculty Recruiting Coordinator, said the faculty voted unanimously to continue offering the joint degree as a permanent program.

Yale’s accelerated J.D./M.B.A. is one of the shortest programs of its kind nationwide. Students pursuing the joint-degree can graduate in six semesters and are not required to pursue summer coursework. Law school faculty voted Oct. 21 to re-approve the program.

Students who pursue the joint-degree begin as law students, spending two years at the Law School and one at SOM.