Master of Dispute Resolution for Working Professionals
Top Dispute Resolution Program Now in West L.A.
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law is excited to announce the expansion of their Master of Dispute Resolution Program to the Pepperdine West LA Graduate Campus this fall. The expansion makes the prominent program more accessible to business executives and mid-career professionals who recognize their future organizational success depends on conflict resolution competency.
Why leave conflict resolution up to the lawyers?
The study of conflict is not limited to the legal profession. Students apply their MDR to areas including:
- Human Resources
- International Diplomacy
- Leadership, and more.
The MDR equips you to lead your organization through difficult moments efficiently while strengthening relationships, partnerships and alliances. The next wave of business professionals recognize the need for conflict resolution skill-sets in an increasingly diverse, technological and global business environment.
Did you know... that over 4,000 organizations including Amgen, Apple, Boeing, Coca Cola, Halliburton, Microsoft, Merck and Xerox have signed the Center for Public Research Corporate Dispute Resolution Pledge? The pledge asks subscribers to seriously consider alternatives to litigation in their business relationships with other companies also subscribing to the pledge.
Designed for Mid-Career Professionals
The home campus for the Master of Dispute Resolution for working professionals is housed at Pepperdine's West LA campus (MDR-WLA). Conveniently located off the 405 freeway, the West LA Graduate Campus is commuter-convenient for students coming from South County, the downtown corridor, LAX and Valley communities.
The MDR is a based on a "flexible cohort" model. The expectation is that students take their required courses on the West LA Campus, allowing the flexibility to additionally take advantage of the 42 course offerings on the Malibu campus.
Students participating in the MDR in West LA can elect to take courses at Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management as well as the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. The opportunity to customize your MDR coursework to meet your career goals, earning the MDR as a stand-alone or as a joint degree, is an advantage available on the West LA Graduate Campus.