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Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Master of Business Administration Degree and Juris Doctor Degree OR Business Administration, M.B.A and Law, Juris Doctor (Thomas Jefferson School of Law)


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(Major Code: 05011) (SIMS Code: 221721)

No longer accepting applications for this program.

General Information

The Fowler College of Business and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law offer a four-year concurrent program and study leading to a Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degree in law. The objective of the concurrent degrees program is to prepare students who are competent in both law and business administration for advanced practice in many areas where the fields converge. Both degrees must be awarded in the same semester.

Admission to the Degree Curriculum

Regulations governing admission to the university and to the Fowler College of Business are outlined in Admission and Registration .

The concurrent degree program requires separate application to each institution and admission to each institution. Admission decisions are made independently by San Diego State University and Thomas Jefferson School of Law; admission to one institution does not imply admission to the other.

The coordinators for the concurrent degree program in business administration and law are the director of graduate business programs, San Diego State University, and the associate dean, Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Specific Requirements for the MBA/JD Concurrent Degree


(39-45 Units-Including up to 12 units transferred from Thomas Jefferson School of Law)

Between 30 to 33 of the total units required must be completed in residence at San Diego State University. Up to 12 units from Thomas Jefferson School of Law will be accepted for transfer credit for programs of study.

The Requirements for the Degree are as Follows


Complete the Following Core of Seven Courses (21 Units)


Subject to a limit of two courses, the requirement to complete individual core courses B A 623  to B A 674  may be waived by the director of graduate business programs if an equivalent course has been completed. Equivalency is determined by course content, institution at which course was taken, grade received, and time since course was taken. Current students are required to enroll in graduate courses and may not satisfy core course requirements by enrolling in undergraduate equivalency courses.

Six to Nine Units


Complete six to nine units of business electives (depending on course waivers).

Complete a Culminating Experience (3 Units)


Thomas Jefferson School of Law (76 Units)


  • Business Associations Units: 4
  • Civil Procedure I and II Units: 6
  • Constitutional Law I and II Units: 6
  • Contracts I and II Units: 6
  • Criminal Law Units: 3
  • Criminal Procedure Units: 3
  • Evidence Units: 4
  • Legal Writing I and II Units: 7
  • Professional Responsibility Units: 3
  • Property I and II Units: 6
  • Remedies Units: 3
  • Torts I and II Units: 6
  • Internship Units: 5
  • Electives Units: 14

The specific sequence of courses over the four year period is listed in the admissions material. Students attend the schools in the following pattern:

Year 1 Thomas Jefferson School of Law only
Year 2 San Diego State University, Fowler College of Business only
Year 3 Both schools
Year 4 Both schools

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