• business students in a classroom at Chapman University
Argyros School of Business and Economics


Offered in conjunction with the ABA accredited Fowler School of Law, the JD/MBA program allows students to earn both the JD and MBA degrees simultaneously. The program is completed full-time in four years, with a savings of one year of study. Students typically 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 obtain two highly marketable degrees with several advantages, including, but not limited to:

  • Intimate, personalized education from experienced law and business professors who work together collaboratively.
  • Career services and professional development resources in both schools.
  • Community relations and diverse alumni network.   

+ - Application Requirements

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

  1. Please visit Fowler School of Law for more information about the JD program and application process.
  2. MBA Application Requirements: 
    • Submit the online application at Apply Now (*application fee waived if you're currently enrolled in the JD program)
    • Resume
    • Statement of Intent
    • Official transcript from undergraduate degree granting institution
      • Send electronically to admtranscript@chapman.edu
      • Send via mail to:
        Chapman University
        Office of Graduate Admissions
        One University Drive
        Orange, CA 92866
    • Official GMAT/GRE score (institution code 4047) *LSAT is not accepted for MBA program
    • Two letters of recommendation 
    • Interview
    • International applicants must also submit the following:
      • Official TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or Cambridge English Advanced Exam test score
      • Please click here for more information on our international admission requirements

*Students must earn a cumulative law GPA of at least 2.6 after completing the first-year law curriculum in order to proceed into the JD/MBA combined curriculum.

+ - Sample Program Plan

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)

+ - Tuition, Financial Aid & Scholarships

Tuition and financial aid are primarily handled by the Fowler School of Law. Please visit the Tuition and Fees page for current information. 

Students may be considered for scholarship awards by both schools. Priority scholarship consideration for the MBA program is granted to students who submit their application early. Please contact the Fowler School of Law Financial Aid Office to discuss how the separate scholarships are disbursed.   

Application Deadlines- Fall


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.


April 17