Application Guidelines

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To apply for admission to the J.D./M.B.A. or J.D./E.M.B.A. programs offered in conjunction with the Southwestern Law School, applicants who are not currently enrolled at either Drucker or Southwestern must follow the standard application procedures and submit the required materials for Southwestern's J.D. Program.

First-time applicants to the JD/MBA program must submit application materials ONLY to Southwestern Law School.
You do not need to apply directly to the Drucker School; your application materials will be transferred from Southwestern to the Drucker School for admission consideration.

Application Materials

Applicants must also schedule an interview with Ayumi Nakamoto, Director of Registration and Interdisciplinary Programs at Southwestern ( or (213) 738-6701) and submit the following:
  • At least one (1) letter of recommendation explicitly addressing the candidate's suitability for the JD/MBA program
  • An updated resume
  • Two essay questions for New JD/MBA applicants (applicants applying to both programs):
    • Question 1 (Essay - 750 words max)
      At the Drucker School, creativity and innovation are at the core of what we teach. We pride ourselves on giving our students the tools and knowledge they need to find creative solutions to management problems. With this in mind, discuss a time when you used creativity and innovation in your personal or professional life to solve a problem, create change, or make an impact within an organization, group, or team.
    • Question 2 (Visual essay)
      Develop a roadmap that gives a visual representation of who you are personally and professionally, and why a Drucker MBA is important to you. The roadmap should depict your career aspirations and demonstrate how a Drucker MBA will help you achieve your career goals.

      Question 2 Guidelines
      - Email your Question 2 presentation to with "Drucker Admission Essay" in the subject line.
      - You must submit your presentation in one of the following formats: PowerPoint, Word Doc, PDF, or an image file.
      - The content and format you provide for Question 2 is your choice; there is no preferred or recommended approach to this question
      - If you choose to provide a PowerPoint presentation, there is a 5 slide limit
      - All presentations will be printed and notes will be reviewed.
      - The presentation will be evaluated on the quality of content and your ability to convey your ideas, not on technical expertise or design elements.
  • Official GMAT Test Score(s) - The GMAT is not required for applicants who score 155 and above on the LSAT or for E.M.B.A. students. However, it may be required to qualify for certain scholarships at the Drucker School; contact the Drucker School directly for questions regarding individual GMAT needs. GMAT scores are valid up to five years from the test date. For more information, visit

    For current Drucker students who wish to enroll in the concurrent degree program, they may apply for admission, but the length of time necessary to complete the two degrees may vary depending on the point at which the student applies. Any Drucker student interested in the JD/MBA program should first meet with MBA Program staff to receive a letter of introduction to Southwestern's JD/MBA Director.


    Offers of admission from the Drucker School of Management are contingent upon successful completion (3.0 GPA or higher) during a student's first semester at Southwestern. Any student who falls below 3.0 after the first semester may be subject to additional application requirements or the revocation of their admission offer from the Drucker School.


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