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  Sep 24, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
  
2017-2018 Graziadio Academic Catalog

Joint Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration


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This four-year joint JD and MBA degree program requires 131 units: 49 units of business courses and 82 units of law courses. Applicants for the joint program must apply and be granted admission to both the Graziadio School and the School of Law.

The Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration (JD and MBA) degree program is a joint program of the Graziadio School and the School of Law. It recognizes the additional skills needed for business people and lawyers alike to be competitive in today’s global marketplace and provides the unique opportunity for students to gain the required knowledge to participate in and face the ever-mounting legal problems that arise as American business expands further into the world market. Students in this program are not eligible to study abroad unless they extend the length of their program by one trimester.

The Joint Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration requires 131 units: 49 units of business courses and 82 units of law courses. The business curriculum consists of four components:

Core Courses (depending on courses waived) 31-41 units  
Career Seminar 0 units  
Integration Seminar 0 units  
Elective Courses 8-18 units  
Total Business Units Required 49 units  

The first year of study is completed exclusively through either the Graziadio School of Business and Management or the School of Law, with the second-year studies taken at the other school. In the third year of the program, students enroll exclusively in the School of Law in the fall term and exclusively in the Graziadio School in the spring term. The fourth year of study is completed exclusively through the School of Law. The following is an example of the sequence of studies:

Year 1      
Fall MBA Program 17 units  
Spring MBA Program 16 units  
Year 2      
Fall JD Program 16 units*  
Spring JD Program 16 units*  
Year 3      
Fall JD Program 16 units*  
Spring MBA Program 16 units  
Year 4      
Fall JD Program 17 units*  
Spring JD Program 17 units*  
    Total 131 units  

Students in this program are not eligible to study abroad unless they extend the length of their program by one trimester.

* The number of units completed each term at the School of Law may vary. Students should contact the School of Law for specific information regarding the number of units to be completed each term.

Program Sequence


Fall Trimester (Year 1)


Full Term

Spring Trimester (Year 1)


Full Term

Session A


  • BSCI Applied Behavior Analysis Elective (2) 5 
  • GSBM Free Elective (2)
  • GSBM Free Elective (2)

Session B


  • OTMT Organizational Management Elective (2) 6  
  • GSBM Free Elective (2)
  • GSBM Free Elective (2)

Notes:


  1. ACCT 591 , ECNM 592 , and/or DESC 593  may be waived based on prior course work or passing a qualifying examination.
  2. ISTM 603 , FINC 614 , and/or MKTG 615  may be waived based on prior course work or passing a qualifying examination. Waived students must take ISTM 613 , FINC 604 , and/or MKTG 605  and an elective in the waived course’s field.
  3. Career development requirements must be completed before registering for the second year of study.
  4. ACCT 601 , ACCT 603 , ACCT 605 , or ACCT 612  will meet this requirement.
  5. BSCI 617 , BSCI 631 , BSCI 633 , BSCI 635 , LEGL 631 , OTMT 634 , or OTMT 671  will meet this requirement.
  6. BSCI 631 , DESC 636 , OTMT 618 , OTMT 630 , OTMT 632 , OTMT 634 , OTMT 635  , OTMT 671 , or STGY 640  will meet this requirement.

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