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 JD/MBA Concurrent Degree

Presidio Graduate School and UC Hastings have charted a path for students interested in concurrently earning a JD and MBA in Sustainable Management.

Summary of the Program

Earning the UC Hastings JD and the PGS MBA concurrently takes less time and costs less than it would to earn the two degrees serially. The savings is accomplished by each school recognizing courses taken at the other as counting toward the degree it confers. For a sample UC Hastings/PGS concurrent degree timeline and other helpful information, see Exhibits A-D.

Eligibility Requirements

To concurrently obtain a JD from UC Hastings and an MBA from PGS, students must be accepted to each institution under its separate admissions procedures. Information about PGS admissions requirements are available here, and UC Hastings admissions information is available here.

To be eligible to participate in the concurrent degree arrangement with PGS, current UC Hastings students should ideally apply to PGS during their 1L year, and must be admitted by no later than the end of their 2L year. In addition, once accepted, to be eligible to continue with the concurrent degree arrangement, UC Hastings students must successfully complete the 1L curriculum with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, complete the Request for Approval Form from the Records Office, and receive approval of a study plan from the Associate Academic Dean. Only credits from PGS that are pre-approved pursuant to this process may be applied toward the JD, and, then, only if the UC Hastings student successfully completes the PGS degree requirements.

Current students interested in the JD/MBA Dual degree program should contact Steven Crane, PGS Dean of MBA and Certificate Programs.

Additional Requirements

Students participating in the concurrent degree arrangement between UC Hastings and PGS must meet each institution’s separate standards for continued enrollment and for conferral of a degree. For the PGS MBA, this means the student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Each student is individually responsible for meeting those requirements, including by obtaining the necessary pre-approvals for credit transfers. In addition, a student’s ability to sit for the bar exam may be delayed until both degrees are earned, and students concurrently enrolled in multiple degree programs must be cognizant that each program has limits on the number of years in which a student may take to complete their degrees.

For more information, contact Director of Admissions or call 415-655-8912.