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JD/MBA Curriculum

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The Pepperdine joint JD/MBA degree requires 129 units: 47 units of MBA courses through the Graziadio Business School, and 82 units of law courses through the Pepperdine School of Law. For information about the legal coursework and the JD curriculum, please contact the School of Law.

The first year of study is completed exclusively through either the Graziadio Business School or the 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 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 School of Law. The following is an example of the sequence of studies:

MBA Requirements: Core Curriculum
Core MBA Classes: 31 units
MBA Electives: 16 units
Total MBA Units: 47 units required

Core MBA Courses

  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Economic Concepts
  • Managerial Economics
  • Applied Data Analysis 
  • Information Resources and Technology
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Personal Development for Leadership
  • Theories and Models of Organization
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Technology and Operations Management
  • Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Strategic Management

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.