Offered jointly with San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration, the J.D./MBA program is an intensive, integrated curriculum specifically designed for your interest in working in the interdisciplinary field of law and business. Complex issues requiring this expertise arise in the context of business planning, employment and labor law, and trademark and bankruptcy, among numerous others. Admission to the program is based on your undergraduate GPA, LSAT score, GMAT score and relevant experience.
The J.D./MBA immerses you in the programs at each institution. You will spend your first two or three trimesters in the J.D. Program at California Western, then join either a fall or spring entering class at San Diego State, where you will spend the next two semesters (excluding summer) as part of the MBA first-year class. You will then take classes at both institutions for the remainder of the program.
Each institution grants credit for 12 units taken at the other institution. Consequently, if you earn 77 units at California Western and 37 credits at San Diego State, you will have earned enough credits to graduate from both programs. You must complete the requirements for admission and graduation at both institutions in order to receive a dual degree. Degrees are awarded concurrently. Separate applications and fees must be submitted to California Western and San Diego State. If admitted to both schools, the admissions committees from both institutions will consider your selection for participation in the program.
Course information about the MBA program is available online at San Diego State's College of Business Administration. For updates regarding changes caused by the California fiscal crisis, see the following information: Updates
California Western Professor Scott Ehrlich oversees the dual degree program.
1. More information about the JD/MBA Dual Degree Requirements
2. Sample Schedule of Units & Courses
3. Frequently Asked Questions About Admission to SDSU College of Business