Juris Doctor-MBA Dual Degree Program — JD/MBA

Study business and law, simultaneously.

Whether you are interested in starting your own law practice or seeking to master the legal and ethical side of managing a business, the Juris Doctor-MBA dual degree program offers you a solid foundation to launch or advance your career.

Finishing your JD and MBA degrees at a full-time pace will take four years. You will spend your first and/or second year at the School of Law, and then study within our business school the following year. During the remaining two years, you will take classes in both schools.

Complementary classes

Six of the units you take for the MBA will count toward your JD degree, and six of the units you take for the JD will count toward your MBA degree. Since each school has its own process, we highly recommend consulting with both your JD and MBA academic advisors for information on how to apply these units.

First Year - School of Law

Fall (14 units)
JD core courses
Spring (14 units)
JD core courses
Summer
Legal internship/clerkship/job
Summer school at the School of Law

Second Year - School of Business

Fall (17 units)
MBA core courses
January intersession (2 - 5 units)
Spring (17 units)
MBA core courses
Summer
Business internship
Summer school at the School of Law or business school

Third Year - School of Law and School of Business

Fall (16 units)
MBA Consulting Practicum
JD or MBA elective
JD or MBA elective
Spring (16 units)
JD or MBA elective
JD or MBA elective
JD or MBA elective
Summer
Optional employment in a law- or business-related job.

Fourth Year - School of Law and School of Business

Fall (16 units max)
Strategic Execution (MBA)
JD or MBA elective
JD or MBA elective
Spring (16 units max)
JD elective
JD elective
JD elective
Summer
Study for and take the bar exam.

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