Southwestern and The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management have joined forces to create concurrent-degree programs that expand students' educational and career options. Students at Southwestern and The Drucker School, part of Claremont Graduate University (CGU), are now able to concurrently earn a J.D. and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or a J.D. and Executive Master of Business Administration (E.M.B.A.).
These programs enable students to acquire the combination of legal training and management skills that is increasingly in demand in a complex global environment. The collaboration reflects the core values of both Drucker and Southwestern as well as their unique curricula, and the genuine desire to prepare graduates not only for fulfilling careers, but to make a positive difference in society.
These exciting concurrent-degree programs build on the reputations of these two prominent schools as leaders in the fields of media, entertainment and other creative industries; nonprofit management and public interest law; and transnational corporate governance. Students can pursue a concentration in one of these focus areas or a more general curriculum. Other concentrations offered through The Drucker School and strategy, finance, marketing, leadership, global management and information technology management.
"This new collaboration presents a splendid opportunity for Southwestern to expand our law students' academic credentials and career opportunities and to encourage promising Drucker management students with a wide range of skills and interests to pursue a legal education at Southwestern."- Dean Bryant G. Garth
Southwestern students pursuing the traditional J.D./M.B.A. degree can apply 16 of the units earned at the law school to the 60 units required for the M.B.A. They complete the additional 44 units at Drucker. This enables them to complete both degrees within 4 to 4 and a half years. (Click here to see information on the three-year JD/MBA as part of its accelerated SCALE® program.) A 48-unit Executive J.D./M.B.A. track is another option in which law students with extensive management experience can apply 10 units from their Southwestern courses, leaving 38 units to complete at Drucker. Business students from The Drucker School pursuing the J.D./M.B.A. can apply 16 units earned through the Drucker M.B.A. program to the 87 units required for the J.D. degree. They complete a minimum of an additional 71 units at Southwestern.
About The Drucker School of Management
The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management is one of the nation's premier management schools. Named for management guru Peter F. Drucker and international retailing giant Masatoshi Ito, the Drucker curriculum integrates perspectives from the social and behavioral sciences, philosophy, the humanities, history, technology, religion and mathematics. Part of Claremont Graduate University (CGU), Drucker has an enrollment of 400 students, allowing for a personalized and practical learning experience. The school is often cited for its leadership in advancing ethical values and social responsibility. The campus is part of the Claremont University Consortium (which includes CGU and Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, Pomona, Scripps and Harvey Mudd Colleges.) Known as "the Oxford of America," the consortium is located in Claremont, California, about an hour east of Southwestern and in close proximity to the Metrolink train station.
Molly Selvin, Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs at Southwestern
Phone: (213) 738-6624
Brandon Tuck, Admissions and Recruiting at Drucker
Phone: (909) 607-7811