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California Western School of Law and San Diego State University Fowler College of Business Administration cooperate in the granting of dual Juris Doctorate (JD) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. The JD/MBA program is designed for students interested in working in the fields of law and business. Students can earn both a JD and MBA degree in four years of study, rather than five years.

The dual-degree program prepares you for careers in areas such as business transactions, finance, securities, real estate, labor, intellectual property, investment, banking and business planning.

After beginning matriculation at California Western School of Law, students apply for admission to the MBA Program at San Diego State University.

Admission to the MBA Program is based on:

  1. Undergraduate GPA
  2. Law school grades
  3. GMAT or GRE score (may be waived)
  4. Letters of Recommendation
  5. Relevant work and life experience

Students spend the 1L curriculum in the JD Program at California Western, then join either a fall or spring entering class at San Diego State University, where they spend the next two semesters as part of the MBA first year class. Subsequently, students take classes at both institutions for the remainder of the Program.

Program Coordinators

California Western School of Law
Jorge García
Phone: (619) 525-1401

San Diego State University Fowler College of Business
Diane Coning