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Dual Degrees

Dual degree programs at the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Tech in Chicago are designed for graduate students who want to cultivate a unique and marketable skill set for the next economy. By pursuing two degrees simultaneously, you can optimize the resources you are investing in your education—both time and money—and significantly reduce the credits required to complete your program.

Admission requirements

Candidates for a dual degree program must complete two separate applications, one for each program, and be accepted by each program. Current LSAT scores are required for admission to the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Contact IIlinois Tech Graduate Admission via phone at 312.567.3020 or via email at admission@stuart.iit.edu for additional information, and review the application checklist online.

Dual Degree Programs

M.B.A./M.P.A.
M.B.A./M.S. (Choose from M.S. SMgt, M.S. Finance, M.S. Marketing Analytics)

With Illinois Tech college of architecture

B.Arch./M.B.A. 

With Illinois Tech Chicago-Kent College of Law

M.B.A./J.D.
M.P.A./J.D.
M.S. Finance/J.D.
M.S. SMgt/J.D.
Learn more about joint J.D. degree programs
Learn more about the application process for Chicago-Kent

With Illinois tech Institute of Design

M.B.A./M.Des.
Learn more about the application process for the Institute of Design

Program Descriptions

B.Arch./M.B.A.

Illinois Tech students completing the requirements for the Bachelor of Architecture degree may also earn the Master of Business Administration degree in approximately six-and-a-half years, rather than the usual seven years. Formal application should be completed prior to the end of the seventh semester of the B.Arch. program. Upon admission, B.Arch. students could successfully complete up to four M.B.A. courses, or 12 credits, before joining the program on a full-time basis.

M.B.A./M.P.A.

The Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Administration program is ideal for students who want to work in both public and private sector management, and/or who expect to move between business and government positions in their careers. The dual enrollment reduces degree requirements by 12 M.B.A. credits and 6 M.P.A. credits for a total of 63 credits.

Please note: Applicants must complete and submit a separate application to both the M.B.A. and M.P.A programs for consideration in this dual program.

M.B.A./M.S. (choose from: M.S. EMS, M.S. Finance, M.S. MARKETING ANALYTICS)

Combine your Master of Business Administration with one of our specialized M.S. degree programs in Sustainability Management, Finance, or Marketing Analytics. The dual enrollment reduces degree requirements by 12 M.B.A. credits and 6 M.S. credits for a total of 63 credits.

Please note: Applicants must complete and submit a separate application to both the M.B.A. and the M.S. programs for consideration in this dual program.

M.B.A./J.D.

The Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctorate program offers a competitive advantage for legal professionals who need a solid understanding of business practices, especially for corporate attorneys or legal/management consultants. The dual enrollment reduces degree requirements by 12 M.B.A. credits and 12 J.D. credits. 

Important next steps: Apply to the Chicago-Kent College of Law first and indicate your interest in this dual M.B.A./J.D. program. Admitted students must complete one year of the J.D. curriculum, and can then apply to the Master of Business Administration program and begin taking M.B.A. classes in the second year.

M.P.A./J.D.

The Master of Public Administration/Juris Doctorate degree is particularly valuable for administrators who need a greater understanding of legislation, rules, and judicial decisions. The M.P.A./J.D. degree reduces the total number of credits from 120 to 105 credits.

Important next steps: Apply to the Chicago-Kent College of Law first and indicate your interest in this dual M.P.A./J.D. program. Admitted students must complete one year of the J.D. curriculum, and can then apply to the Master of Public Administration program and begin taking M.P.A. classes in the second year.

M.S. Finance/J.D.

The Master of Science in Finance/Juris Doctorate degree is designed to prepare students for careers in the legal profession with emphasis on finance. The dual enrollment reduces degree requirements by 6 M.S. Finance credits and additional reductions in J.D. credits.

Important next steps: Apply to the Chicago-Kent College of Law first and indicate your interest in this dual M.S. Finance/J.D. program. Admitted students must complete one year of the J.D. curriculum, and can then apply to the M.S. Finance program and begin taking classes in the second year.

M.S. SMGT/J.D.

The Master of Science in Sustainability Management/Juris Doctorate degree is designed to prepare students for careers in the legal profession with emphasis on environmental issues and sustainable business practices. The dual enrollment reduces degree requirements by 6 M.S. SMgt credits and additional reductions in J.D. credits.

Important next steps: Apply to the Chicago-Kent College of Law first and indicate your interest in this dual M.S. SMGT/J.D. program. Admitted students must complete one year of the J.D. curriculum, and can then apply to the M.S. SMGT program and begin taking classes in the second year.

M.B.A./M.Des.

The Master of Business Administration/Master of Design degree combines advanced methods for exploring new theories of design with an understanding of the business applications of technology and analytic methods. The dual enrollment reduces degree requirements by 12 M.B.A. credits and 10 M.Des. credits.

Please note the following:

  • In the graduate application, please select “Design and Business Administration Dual Degree” from the Major listing.
  • The application fee for this program is $175. Due to the special nature of this program, unfortunately the application fee is not eligible for fee waivers.
  • Any requests for test score waivers must be approved by both programs. Please contact Alexandra Arnone at aarnone@stuart.iit.edu for more information on this process.
  • Any available fellowships or scholarships are awarded separately by each program.

Learn More and Apply

Apply Now! Contact Illinois Tech Graduate Admission via phone at 312.567.3020 or via email at admission@stuart.iit.edu to learn more.

Advancing Career and Education (ACE) and Professional Communication Advancement (PCA) Programs provide additional professional experience and language development for Master's program applicants who meet certain criteria.