Facebook pixel MBA in Dispute Resolution | Pepperdine Graziadio Business School Skip to main content
Pepperdine | Graziadio Business School

MBA in Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution MBA

MBA Full-Time

Available to 15-, and 20-Month MBA Students

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

An arm of the Pepperdine UniversitySchool of Law the Straus Institute offers two tracks of study for MBA students:

  • Individual courses in dispute resolution or a 14-unit curriculum that allows students to earn an MBA with a concentration in dispute resolution from the Graziadio School
  • A certificate in dispute resolution from the Pepperdine School of Law

In addition to the Straus Institute requirements, students enrolled in the concentration must complete an additional 2-unit elective at the Graziadio School

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine 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

  • Law 1422: Mediation Theory and Practice
  • Law 1712: Interviewing, Counseling, and Planning

Choose One:

  • Law 1492: Negotiation Theory and Practice
  • LEGL 631: Negotiation and Resolution of Business Disputes

Choose One:

  • Law 1632: Arbitration Practice and Advocacy
  • Law 372: International Commercial Arbitration

Elective Courses

  • Two elective courses from the Straus Institute

Each course uses 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.

Note: A Graziadio School approved global-related Straus Institute, School of Law elective course will satisfy the global requirement for the program. Additional information on the Dispute Resolution concentration can be found here.

Dispute Resolution Contact Information

For additional information about this area of concentration for Full-Time MBA candidates, please contact Pashtana Abedi at Pepperdine School of Law: