Learn More About the Master of Dispute Resolution Program
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
Courses for the MDR are offered every semester in several formats, and at times that accommodate most schedules. Students complete their required courses, then have the flexibility to take advantage of the more than 40 course offerings on the Malibu campus.
Students participating in the MDR can elect to take courses at Pepperdine's Graziadio Business School as well as the School of Public Policy. This provides the opportunity to customize your MDR coursework to meet your career goals, earning the MDR as a stand-alone or as a joint degree.