Sep 17, 2021  
2021-2022 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 Graziadio Academic Catalog

Joint Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration



This four-year joint JD and MBA degree program requires 129 units: 47 units of business courses and 82 units of law courses.

The co-curricular activities are designed to enhance student learning in the areas of communication skills; critical thinking; integration and application; values and ethics; job placement and career development. Students must complete 30 hours of co-curricular activities.

The Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration (JD and MBA) degree program is a joint program of the Graziadio School and the Caruso School of Law. Applicants for the joint program must apply and be granted admission to both 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 129 units: 47 units of business courses and 82 units of law courses. The business curriculum consists of four components:

Core Courses (depending on courses waived) 31 units  
Career Seminar 0 units  
Integration Seminar 0 units  
Elective Courses 16 units  
Total Business Units Required 47 units  

The first year of study is completed exclusively through either the Graziadio Business School or the Caruso 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 16 units  
Spring MBA Program 15 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 129 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 Caruso School of Law for specific information regarding the number of units to be completed each term.

Notes:


  1. Career development requirements must be completed before registering for the second year of study.
  2. Elective course availability will vary per term and year based on instructor availability, enrollment, and program needs. Although elective courses are not guaranteed to be scheduled on a regular cycle, students will be provided a choice of relevant options from the program’s elective list during course registration.