Southwestern part-time day (PLEAS) or evening 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. degree. Part-time (PLEAS) or evening students will complete the additional 38 units for the M.B.A. at the Drucker School of Management and should be able to complete both degrees within 4 1/2 to 5 years. Law students will also be able to apply 10 of the units earned at the Drucker School of Management toward the 87 units required for the J.D. degree, leaving 77 units to be completed at Southwestern.
Part-time day (PLEAS) and evening students entering Southwestern are advised to spend their first two years at Southwestern. During the third year in the program, students are advised to attend Drucker, taking 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. As part of the M.B.A. coursework, students may use their elective courses in areas of concentration that include Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources Management, Information Technology Management, Leadership, Marketing, Strategy, and Supply Chain Management. While pursuing the J.D. at Southwestern, students may also choose a curricular concentration such as Civil Litigation and Advocacy, Criminal Law and Advocacy, Entertainment and Media Law, Labor and Employment Law, Public Interest Law, or Technology Law and Entrepreneurship.