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MBA/JD Concurrent Degree

Concurrent programs leading to MBA and Juris Doctor degrees are offered through SDSU's partnership with California Western School of Law (CWSL). This concurrent degree program is designed for students interested in working in fields where law and business converge. Students are expected to apply first to the law program and then apply to the SDSU MBA program during their first year of law school.

The concurrent degree program allows students to earn a JD from CWSL and an MBA from SDSU in as few as eight semesters of study. Students spend their first year in the JD program at CWSL. Then they join an entering class at SDSU and spend two full time semesters at SDSU as part of an MBA first-year class. For the remainder of the program, students take classes at both SDSU and CWSL. Each school grants credit for nine to twelve units taken at the other school. You must complete the requirements for admission and graduation at both. Degrees are awarded concurrently.

Students in the JD/MBA program follow the business curriculum outlined below:

Core (21 units):

BA 623 Statistical Analysis
BA 624 Organizational Behavior and Leadership
BA 625 Financial and Management Accounting
BA 626 Business Economics
BA 627 Marketing
BA 628 Operations and Supply Chain Management
BA 629 Financial Management

Strategy Course (3 units):

Business Strategy

Electives (6 units)

Culminating Experience (3 units):

BA 795 Business Consulting OR BA 799 Thesis

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