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Juris Doctor/MBA (JD/MBA)

Program Overview

School: Graziadio Business School
Cost: $24,875 per term (PGBS)*
Units: 47 PGBS units
Terms: 4 years
Location(s): Malibu
Accreditation: AACSB, WSCUC
  • Fall 2020 Deadlines
  • Priority: November 15, 2019
  • Regular: February 15, 2020
  • Final: April 1, 2020
  • Classes Begin: August 31, 2020
*Cost of tuition is in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year and is subject to change at the University's discretion.

Earn Your Joint JD/MBA Degree at Graziadio Business School

Our JD/MBA is a dual MBA degree for full-time students interested in the legal aspects of business. Prospective students recognize and seek 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. The program is offered jointly through the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law and the Graziadio Business School. Students compress a five-year program into four years and can begin with the first year of study at either school.

This four-year joint JD and MBA degree program requires 129 units: 47 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 Caruso School of Law. Separate admission to Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and Caruso School of Law is required.

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Quick Facts

  • 4Year Program
  • 1 yrWork Experience Required
  • FallTerm Start
  • MalibuCampus Location


What school do I submit my application to?

Applicants for the joint program must apply and be granted admission to both the Graziadio Business School and the Caruso School of Law.

Am I eligible to study abroad?

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

When do I study at which school?

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 Caruso 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 Caruso School of Law. The following is an example of the sequence of studies.

Is the GMAT exam required?

Yes, the GMAT or GRE exam is required for admission into the Graziadio Business School.

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Full-Time Programs
Pepperdine University
Graziadio Business School
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263