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» Joint JD/MBA at Chapman University

In conjunction with the AACSB-accredited Argyros School of Business and Economics, the ABA-accredited Fowler School of Law offers a joint JD/MBA degree program. Offered to full-time students, the program requires four years of study and acceptance to both the School of Law and the Argyros School. The JD/MBA program gives students the opportunity to obtain two highly marketable professional degrees.

Advantages of earning your JD/MBA at Chapman University over earning the degrees separately:

  • Save a full year of class time attending classes just across the street
  • Receive personalized training from experienced law and business professors who work together collaboratively
  • Utilize both the Office of Career Planning and Placement in the business school and the Career Services Office in the law school
  • Take advantage of study abroad opportunities provided through both schools
  • Enjoy the excellent relationships both schools have with businesses and organizations in Orange County

The School of Law offers an 88-credit, six-semester, full-time JD program while the Argyros School offers an MBA program consisting of 50 credits and is typically completed by full-time students in four semesters. The two programs, combined into the joint degree, require the completion of only 118 credits – saving 20 credits and one year of study, resulting from the cross application of completed coursework in the two schools.

For more information, please feel free to contact us.

For information about ABA accreditation, you may contact the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

Learn About Chapman's Business School

The Argyros School of Business and Economics develops business leaders who create value for their organizations by blending the capacity for sound economic reasoning and a global perspective with the qualities of individual initiative, accountability, effective communication, and integrity. The Argyros School distinguishes itself by providing students and alumni with unmatched access to exceptional teachers and scholars, and a network of top executives in one of the nation's most dynamic business communities.

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Did You Know?

The Argyros School of Business and Economics received its highest ranking of #72 for the full-time MBA program in the 2023 U.S. News & World Report of Best Business Schools.