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Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA)

MBA Concentrations

Dispute Resolution

Recognizing that problem-solving skills are essential management tools, the Graziadio School, in conjunction with the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, provides MBA students an opportunity to study in one of Pepperdine's internationally recognized law programs while fulfilling MBA requirements.

An arm of the Pepperdine University School of Law, the Straus Institute offers two tracks of study for MBA students: individual courses in dispute resolution or a 12-unit curriculum that allows students to earn an MBA with a concentration in dispute resolution.

MBA students who complete an additional elective at the Straus Institute that would not count toward their MBA degree also would be awarded a Certificate in Dispute Resolutionfrom the Straus Institute, School of Law.

The Straus Institute offers the most extensive law school dispute resolution curriculum in the country and is annually recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a prominent leader in this field.

Required Courses

Course No.Course TitleUnits
LEGL 684 Business Negotiation and the Resolution of Conflict 4
 

Six required units from the Straus Institute, School of Law:

Mediation Seminar

Arbitration Course (one of three)

Interviewing and Counseling

 

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Elective Course

For a full list of Dispute Resolution elective courses, please refer to the School of Law academic catalog.

Course Units
One elective course from the Straus Institute, School of Law 2

Each course utilizes an interactive participation format and integrates skills-building experiences as well as an academic understanding of the subject matter. To encourage faculty mentoring and coaching of students, course enrollment is limited to 20-24 participants.

For additional information, contact Sarah Gonzales at (310) 506-4655 or e-mail .

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