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Pepperdine | Caruso School of Law

Juris Doctor / Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)

In establishing a JD/MBA dual degree program, Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law recognized the growing need for additional training for lawyers and businesspersons alike to be competitive in today's global marketplace. The JD/MBA program offered at the Caruso School of Law and the Graziadio Business School provides the unique opportunity for students to gain the knowledge required to address the increasingly complex legal problems that will arise as American business expands further into the world market.

Program Requirements and Curriculum

The JD/MBA dual degree program allows students to compress a five-year program of study into four years. Studied separately, the Caruso School of Law Juris Doctor program is an 88-unit, six-term program and the Business School MBA program is a 55-unit, four-term program. Together as a joint program, they comprise 129 units of study. This is accomplished by offering 82 units of law study and 47 units of business courses.

In most cases, the first year of the Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration program at Pepperdine is completed exclusively in the full-time law program. However, students may begin with the first year of study at the business school. Classes for the program begin in the fall semester of each year.

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Graziadio Business School

MBA programs at Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School are top-ranked by Forbes, Bloomberg Businessweek, and U.S. News & World Report. Classes are offered at multiple campus locations and fit the busy schedules of both full- and part-time students.