The University of San Diego offers a concurrent degree program with the School of Law and the School of Business. Students may earn JD and MBA degrees, or JD and IMBA degrees, concurrently. Students who are interested in pursuing concurrent degrees must apply to and be accepted by both schools.
It will take approximately four years to finish the JD and MBA degrees. Six units from each program can cross over and count towards the other degree. Please consult with both your JD and MBA academic advisors for information on how to apply these units as each school has its own process.
Students typically spend their first year at the School of Law, then their second year in the School of Business. The third and fourth years are spent taking classes at both schools.
As long as you are in pursuit of your JD degree, you will be billed the law school tuition rate and your financial aid will be processed by the School of Law Financial Aid Office. Only scholarship funds awarded by the MBA program will be available in your MBA-only year. There are other important financial aid implications for concurrent degree students. For more information, contact the School of Law Financial Aid Office, located in Warren Hall Room 203. They can also be reached at email@example.com or (619) 260-4570.
Director for Law Student Affairs
Warren Hall, Room 218
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Six units from each program can cross over and count towards the other degree (for a total of 12 units): six of the units you take for the MBA will count towards your JD degree, and six of the units you take for the JD will count towards your MBA degree.
For six MBA units to count towards your JD degree, you must be enrolled in the JD program when you take the MBA courses and turn in the Permission to Take Non-Law Courses at USD form before you graduate. Please see the Office for Law Student Affairs for more information on this process.
For six JD units to count towards your MBA degree, you must request a credit transfer when you file your Petition to Graduate.
For both programs, you must receive a letter grade of B or higher to transfer the credits.