JD-MBA Double Degree​

The JD-MBA Programme is an integrated postgraduate double-degree that is academically rigorous and professional enriching leading to the award of both a Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree. This Programme is jointly hosted by the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Business Administration and is the first of its kind in Asia. It is specifically designed to equip you with the education and skills required for leadership roles in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Asia.

Medium of instruction:English
How and when to apply:

Applications for 2021 intake are now invited. You may apply through our on-line application system at the University’s Graduate School webpage.

Admission requirements:

Applicants must meet rigorous academic, English Language Proficiency and work experience requirements.

Academic:

  • graduated from a recognised university and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in a non law subject or a law degree from a non-common law jurisdiction, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or
  • graduated from an Honours Programme of a recognised university with a Bachelor’s degree in a non-law subject or a law degree from a non-common law jurisdiction, achieving an average grade of not lower than “B” in undergraduate courses; or
  • completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree.

GMAT scores:

  • Full-time Mode: the Programme type is “MBA, Full-time”, code is R9H-0W-26; and
  • Part-time Mode: The Programme type is “MBA, Part-time”, code is R9H-0W-08.

English Language Proficiency Requirement:

You must also satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement by:

  • possessing a Bachelor’s degree obtained by completing a programme of study in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country, or which was taught primarily in the English Language; or
  • achieving a result of Band 7.5 or better in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), which result was obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the JD-MBA Programme; or
  • achieving a result of 600 (Paper Based Test) or 100 (Internet Based Test) or better in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which result was obtained not more than two years prior to the date of applying to join the JD-MBA Programme; or
  • providing alternative evidence of English Proficiency equivalent to one of the preceding measures.

Work Experience:

  • For the Full-time Programme: 3 years’ post-qualification full-time work experience or recognised professional qualifications are expected;
  • For the Part-time Programme: at least 3 years’ post qualification full-time work experience or recognised professional qualifications.
Duration:

Full-time: 36 months (normative study period).

Part-time: 60 months (normative study period).

Campus:

For JD courses: the CUHK Graduate Law Centre, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central.

For MBA courses: (1) the University main campus in Shatin; and (2) the Town Centre of MBA, 1/F, Bank of America Tower, Central.

Programme requirements:

Full-time mode: 99 units: including 60 units of JD component and 39 units of MBA components;

Part-time mode: 93 units: including 60 units of JD component and 33 units of MBA components;

Minimum Cumulative grade-point average: for both the JD and MBA components of the Programme. Students who do not satisfy this requirement will be dropped from the Programme.

Study Sequence of JD Component

Full-time mode

Year 1
Term One
  • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing
  • Legal System
  • Principles of Constitutional Law
  • Principles of Contract
  • Principles of Criminal Law
Term Two
  • Principles of Administrative Law
  • Principles of Equity and Trusts
  • Principles of Tort
Summer Term
  • Comparative Legal Studies
  • Elective
Year 2
Term One
  • Principles of Company Law
  • Principles of Land Law
  • Elective
  • Elective
Term Two
  • Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • Independent Research
  • Principles of Commercial Law
  • Principles of Evidence
Summer Term
  • Principles of Property Law
  • Elective


Part-time mode

Year 1
Term One
  • Legal Research, Analysis and Writing
  • Legal System
  • Principles of Contract
Term Two
  • Principles of Administrative Law
  • Principles of Equity and Trusts
  • Principles of Tort
Summer Term
  • Elective
Year 2
Term One
  • Principles of Constitutional Law
  • Principles of Land Law
  • Elective
Term Two
  • Principles of Criminal Law
  • Independent Research
Summer Term
  • Comparative Legal Studies
Year 3
Term One
  • Principles of Company Law
  • Elective
  • Elective
Term Two
  • Ethics and Jurisprudence
  • Principles of Commercial Law
  • Principles of Evidence
Summer Term
  • Principles of Property Law
Study options:

Students may also take elective courses offered in the LLM Programmes at CUHK LAW.

Course and Unit exemptions: may be granted. Please click here for details.

Additional learning &
development opportunities:

The Sir TL Yang Society

Mooting

Exchange Programmes with overseas universities

Tuition fees:

JD component: HK$5,880 per unit* for a total of 60 units within normative study period.

Students will be billed at the beginning of each term based on the number of units for which they have registered. Extra fees may be charged for students studying outside the normative study period.

*subject to annual review

Scholarships and Financial Aid:

Juris Doctor Scholarships for outstanding full-time students admitted in 2020/21

Other Postgraduate Scholarships and Prizes

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Further study options:

Postgraduate studies for Master or PhD degrees.

Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) (on completion of required elective courses and meeting other rigorous admission requirements).

 

For information concerning the MBA component, please refer to the Faculty of Business Administration.

No. You are not required to submit a personal statement when applying for the JD-MBA Programme but you may do so if you wish. A personal statements should not exceed 500 words and address your reasons for joining the Programme. You are also welcome to supply any additional documentation that you believe will strengthen your application.

Yes. Your GMAT score is one of the admission requirements for this Programme. You are required to provide an original or a certified copy of your GMAT score as part of your application. For further information about this admission requirement, please contact the University’s Faculty of Business Administration at mba@cuhk.edu.hk.

No. The JD-MBA Programme is an integrated double degree and you only need to submit one application for the programme.

On-line applications for this programme will normally be invited in early September each year, subject to annual review. Please visit the website of the University’s Graduate School for further information.

Work experience is one of the admission requirements of the Faculty of Business Administration. Applicants should possess 3 years of post qualification full-time work experience or a recognized professional qualification. Please contact the Faculty of Business Administration at mba@cuhk.edu.hk for further information.

JD-MBA students who wish to enter the PCLL Programme must first complete all the elective courses required for admission to the PCLL Programme during their studies. Admission to the PCLL Programme is highly competitive.

For JD programme:
Tel: (852) 3943 4310
Fax: (852) 2994 2505
E-mail: lawpgadm@cuhk.edu.hk / jd.law@link.cuhk.edu.hk
Address: Faculty of Law
6/F, Lee Shau Kee Building
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, New Territories
Hong Kong
For MBA programme:
Tel: (852) 3943 7782
Fax: (852) 2603 6289
E-mail: mba@cuhk.edu.hk
Address: Faculty of Business Administration
14/F, Teaching Building at Chak Cheung Street
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, New Territories
Hong Kong