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Juris Doctor/MBA (JD/MBA)

Full-Time JD/MBA at Pepperdine

Full-Time JD/MBA Joint Degree Program

Our JD/MBA is a dual MBA degree for full-time students interested in the legal aspects of business. The program is offered jointly through the Pepperdine 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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Quick Facts

4 yr



Units Required

1 yr

Work Exp. Required


Trimester Start 


Campus Location


Student:Faculty Ratio

*This ratio is the Graziadio average and may vary by program.

Fall 2018 Deadlines (Classes Start August 24, 2018)

Round 1, Priority

Round 2, Regular

Round 3, Final*

Round 4

Nov. 1, 2017

Feb. 1, 2018

Apr. 1, 2018

May 15, 2018

*International Student Deadline

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition and Financial Aid

Veterans' Benefits

Veterans' Benefits

Institutes and Research at a Glance

Institutes and Research at a Glance


JD/MBA Program Highlights

Obtaining a Juris Doctor in conjunction with a masters in business administration prepares you to effectively navigate the increasingly complex legal problems arising 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 courses and electives 

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Meet Our Faculty

Thanks to our 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.

Rob Bikel - 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) program, led by sustainability strategist Rob Bikel.

Malibu Campus

Malibu Campus

The Graziadio School full-time programs are offered at the Pepperdine University Malibu 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.