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Joint Academic Programs

Master of Dispute Resolution / Master of Business Administration (M.D.R. /MBA)

The Master of Dispute Resolution and Master of Business Administration (M.D.R./MBA) degree program is a joint program between Graziadio School of Business and Management and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution of the School of Law.

Students in Pepperdine's MBA program can pursue a concentration or emphasis in dispute resolution as part of their MBA elective courses. Through this program, 12 - 14 units of dispute resolution classes will count towards the concentration or emphasis in dispute resolution requirement as MBA elective courses. Students interested in the Master's in Dispute Resolution (M.D.R.) program can count these classes towards the M.D.R. program, leaving 18 - 20 units to complete the M.D.R. program. The M.D.R. program is normally a 32 unit program.  By participating in the emphasis or concentration MBA students can complete the M.D.R. by completing the remaining 18 - 20 units.

Applicants to the joint program must apply and be granted admission to both the Graziadio School of Business and Management and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. The admission requirements for potential joint M.D.R./MBA students are identical to the admission requirements for the M.D.R. and MBA degree programs if pursued separately.


** Students currently pursuing a dispute resolution concentration as part of the 5 year BSM/MBA program are not eligible to count concentration courses towards a Master's in Dispute Resolution **