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JD/MBA Courses

JD Curriculum

First-year law students follow a rigorous course of study that covers the following subjects: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Introduction to Ethical Lawyering, Legal Research and Writing, Property, and Torts.

After the first year, students are required to complete 18-21 units of additional required courses (depending on the units offered for certain courses), including: Corporations, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Federal Income Taxation, Remedies, and Wills and Trusts.
Students also have the opportunity to select from a broad range of elective courses, clinics, externships, and student-edited journals.

MBA Core Curriculum

A minimum of 48 units is required to complete the MBA curriculum. Of these units, 30-40 are comprised of core classes, and another 8-18 units are met through elective courses. A 0-unit Integration Seminar is also required, but does not add to the 48 unit requirement.

MBA Core Classes

  • Business Writing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Economic Concepts
  • Managerial Economics
  • Applied Data Analysis
  • Information Resources and Technology
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Personal Development for Leadership
  • Theories and Models of Organization
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Technology and Operations Management
  • Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Strategic Management