Offered in conjunction with the ABA accredited Fowler School of Law, the full-time joint JD/MBA program is the only joint program offered in Orange County, California, that allows students to earn both the JD and MBA degrees simultaneously. The program must be completed full-time in four years. Students complete their first year in the Fowler School of Law and their second or third year in the Argyros School of Business and Economics. The final year requires enrollment in both schools. 

All core JD/MBA courses are taken as a cohort during the day in a consecutive, planned format.

Students interested in this joint degree program must submit separate applications and meet application requirements in both the JD and Full-Time MBA program. 

+ - Application Requirements

Please visit Fowler School of Law for more information about the Juris Doctor program.

Full-Time MBA Application Requirements 

  • Submit the online application at Apply Now
  • Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Official transcript from undergraduate degree granting institution
    • Send electronically to admstranscript@chapman.edu
    • Send via mail to:
      Chapman University
      Office of Graduate Admissions
      One University Drive
      Orange, CA 92866
  • Official GMAT score (institution code 4047) *GRE is not accepted
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Interview
  • International applicants must also submit the following:

+ - Sample Program Plan



Fall Year One Torts I
Legal Research and Writing I
Contracts I
Property I
Civil Procedure I
Spring Year One Criminal Law
Torts II
Contracts II
Property II
Civil Procedure II
Legal Research and Writing II
Fall Year Two Strategies for Competitive Advantage
Economic Analysis for Business
Accounting and Financial Analysis
Statistics for Business Decisions
Marketing Management
Financial Management 
Spring Year Two Organization and Management
Operations and Technology Management
Business Analytics 
Accounting for Management and Control
Fall Year Three Understanding the Global Business Environment
Constitutional Law I
Federal Income Tax
Professional Responsibility 
Spring Year Three Strategic Management
Constitutional Law II
2 Law Electives 
Fourth Year 1 MBA Elective 
Law Electives (28 credits)

Course descriptions

+ - Tuition

Vsit the Tuition and Fees page for current Fowler School of Law information. 

Application Deadlines

Round 1: November 1
Round 2: February 1
Round 3: June 1

Applications received after the final deadline will be considered on a space available basis.