Southwestern students who pursue the J.D./M.B.A. degree can apply 10 units earned at Southwestern to the 48 units required for the M.B.A. They will complete the additional 38 units at Drucker and should be able to complete both degrees within 3 1/2 to 4 years. Law students will also be able to apply 10 of the units earned at Drucker toward the 87 units required for the J.D. degree, leaving 77 units to be completed at Southwestern.
Students who wish to earn the 48-unit Executive M.B.A. (E.M.B.A.) degree will be able to apply 10 units from their Southwestern courses, leaving 38 units to be completed at Drucker.
Students entering Southwestern or Drucker will spend the first year at Southwestern, taking the 1L coursework. During the second year in the program, students will generally attend Drucker full-time (16 or more units), taking the core M.B.A. coursework. The curriculum in the third and subsequent years will include the remaining required courses and electives for both degrees as necessary. Students in the E.M.B.A. will have a variable schedule dependent on their professional goals. As part of the M.B.A. coursework, students may use their elective options in areas of concentration including Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources Management, Information Technology Management, Leadership, Marketing, Strategy, and Supply Chain Management.
Students at Southwestern may also choose a J.D. concentration such as Civil Litigation and Advocacy, Criminal Law and Advocacy, Entertainment and Media Law, Public Interest Law, or Technology and Entrepreneurship at the law school.