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Dual Degree Programs

MBA or IMBA/MSRE Dual Degree Program

The Master of Business Administration or the International Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Real Estate dual degree program allows students to obtain an MS in Real Estate (MSRE) and MBA or an IMBA in two and a half years. Students benefit from both business and real estate courses and will receive two diplomas upon completion of all coursework. Students must apply to and be accepted into both programs and can begin with either program.

MBA/JD or IMBA/JD Dual Degree Program

The School of Business Administration offers a dual degree program in conjunction with the School of Law. This dual degree offers the concurrent pursuit of a JD degree along with an MBA or IMBA. Since these programs allow the concurrent pursuit of two degrees, with some courses credited to both a JD degree and the MBA or IMBA, students can generally save one semester of time and expense. However, graduate credits may not be transferred to the law school until completion of the entire first year of law study is completed. Students interested in the dual degree program must apply to and be accepted by both schools. Students generally begin the dual degree programs in their second year of law school.

International Dual Degree Programs

Graduate business students at the University of San Diego have the opportunity to enroll in a Dual Degree Program with the Tecnológico de Monterrey (Tec) in Mexico or WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany.

As dual degree candidates, students from campuses throughout Mexico and from WHU will spend a year of study at USD and USD students will experience living and studying in Mexico or Germany for a year. This program allows students to receive two masters degrees, one from USD and another from Tec or WHU, in approximately two years of full-time study. This is possible because each institution accepts course work from the other to meet degree requirements. Students will receive either an MBA or an IMBA from USD, and an MBA, MS in Finance or MS in Marketing from Tecnológico de Monterrey, or an MBA from WHU.

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Tec)

The Tec system includes several campuses across Mexico as well as a Virtual University, which provides cutting-edge, distance education throughout the Americas. The Monterrey Campus has been consistently ranked as one of the top MBA programs in Latin America and the world (America Economia, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times). The Monterrey campus is also fully accredited by AACSB International and by EQUIS standards of the European Foundation for Management Development.

Applicants must meet admissions requirements at USD and Tecnológico de Monterrey. Courses at some of the campuses in Mexico are offered in English, although a working knowledge of Spanish upon arrival is suggested. Particular courses will be required by each institution to ensure that students receive both the traditional foundation in business and/or their chosen area of expertise, and also courses which reflect the business and economic environment of the U.S. and Mexico. Graduates of this program, after being fully immersed in two cultures, will be highly proficient in English and Spanish as well as have a strong understanding of the business systems in both countries.

WHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management

WHU, The Otto Beisheim School of Management, was founded in 1984 at the initiative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Koblenz to serve the business needs of the region. Their MBA program is offered in English and is well known for excellence in Marketing. The programs are accredited by Equis and well respected throughout Europe.

Applicants must meet admissions requirements at USD and WHU. Particular courses will be required by each institution to ensure that students receive both the traditional foundation in business and/or their chosen area of expertise, and also courses which reflect the business and economic environment of the U.S. and Europe. In order to expand their European knowledge, USD students will do a European Management Project. Additional requirements for the WHU Dual Degree include the International Management Module in Asia, in which students will travel to China and India to learn about business opportunities and management challenges. Graduates of this dual degree will also write a master’s thesis.
For more information about this program contact the Ahlers Center for International Business at imba@sandiego.edu.