Juris Doctor/MBA (JD/MBA)

Full-Time JD/MBA at Pepperdine

Full-Time JD/MBA Joint Degree Program

Our JD/MBA is a dual degree for full-time students interested in the legal aspects of business. The program is offered jointly through Pepperdine's School of Law and the Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Students compress a five-year program into four years and can begin with the first year of study at either school. Separate admission to Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and School of Law is required.


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Program Overview

Important Dates

Application Deadlines - Fall 2015

Round 2: February 1, 2015

Round 3: April 1, 2015 (International deadline)

Round 4: May 1, 2015

Classes Begin

Fall: August 24, 2015





Four Years


Full-time (weekdays)

Work Experience

One year full-time professional work experience required.

Program Highlights

Obtaining a Juris Doctor in conjunction with an MBA prepares you to address the increasingly complex legal problems that arise in business. Our JD/MBA program addresses the growing need for additional training for lawyers and business professionals to remain competitive in a global marketplace.

In this 49-unit JD/MBA program students:

  • begin in the fall semester
  • compress a five-year program into four years
  • can begin with the first year of study at either school
  • can incorporate study abroad for a trimester or one-week
  • can earn a SEER certificate

Sample JD/MBA Program Schedule

Year 1 School of Law
Year 2 Graziadio Business School
Year 3 School of Law
Year 4 Fall: Graziadio Business School / Spring: School of Law

See our JD/MBA curriculum and electives 

Business School Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

Thanks to Pepperdine's low student-faculty ratio, you can build close relationships with your mentors. Our faculty includes executives and entrepreneurs, who bring up-to-the-minute, field-tested knowledge to the classroom.

Michael Crooke - SEER Certificate Program

SEER Certificate

Earn a certificate in conjunction with a full-time MBA through our one-of-a-kind Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy program, led by former Patagonia CEO Michael Crooke.

Malibu Campus

Malibu Campus

The Graziadio School's full-time programs are offered at Pepperdine's Malibu, California campus – consistently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the nation by The Princeton Review.

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Pepperdine School of Law

Pepperdine School of Law

Pepperdine University School of Law provides a superior legal education that aligns students' professional goals and career interests with personal values. A tradition of mentorship and a close-knit community enhances learning.

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