The combination of legal and management training is in high demand, and graduates of both types of programs gain enhanced access to career opportunities in which they are able to effect positive change.
The Drucker School has teamed with Southwestern Law School to create an exciting concurrent degree program to help students enhance their educational and career options: the Juris Doctor/Masters of Business Administration.
Southwestern Law School produces highly skilled graduates who are capable of integrating theory and practice to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Through excellent faculty committed to promoting the highest level of professionalism, Southwestern seeks to create a vibrant academic community with a student-centered approach to legal education. The Drucker MBA grounds students in business basics and the creative practice of management. You will build on business essentials in marketing, finance, accounting, operations, strategy, and leadership while putting theory into practice through client work, research projects, and exposure to executive leaders and working professionals.
- Students who pursue the JD/MBA degree can apply 16 units earned at Southwestern to the 60 units required for the Drucker MBA. They will complete the additional 44 units at Drucker and should be able to complete both degrees within four to four and one-half years.
- Law students who wish to earn the JD/MAM degree can apply six semester units completed at Southwestern toward the 32-unit Master of Arts in Management degree. The remaining 26 units will be completed at Drucker.
- Law students with extensive management experience who wish to earn the 48-unit Executive MBA degree will be able to apply 10 units from their Southwestern courses, leaving 38 units to complete at Drucker.
- Southwestern’s 10,000 alumni include prominent public officials—including members of Congress, mayors, and judges—as well as founders of major law firms and general counsels of multinational corporations.
- The law school has strong ties to the legal, business, and civic sectors, and its Donald E. Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute is closely linked to the Hollywood entertainment industry and many international endeavors.
For application guidelines, visit Southwestern Law School’s website.