Q: Can graduates of Southwestern and Drucker apply to the concurrent-degree program? A: Southwestern alumni within five years of graduationmay apply to theMBA,MAMor EMBA programs and, if accepted, can apply law school credits toward their business degree. Alumnimust meet the same admission requirements as other applicants. Southwestern alumni, particularly those currently employed, are encouraged to explore Drucker's EMBA Program. The EMBA degree requires fewer units (48, as opposed to 60 for theMBA), and offers amore flexible course schedule focused around weekend and evening classes. Drucker alumni within five years of graduationmay also apply to the JD programand, if accepted, can apply Drucker credits toward their law degree.
Q: Are there a limited number of spots available in the concurrent-degree program?
A: There is no formal limit, but both schools are looking for students who have demonstrated exceptional ability and a compelling interest in combining business and law.
Q: If I complete the programsuccessfullywill I receive one diploma or two?
A: Students will receive two diplomas – the JD fromSouthwestern and theMBA,MAMor EMBA fromDrucker.
Q:Who should I ask towrite the letter of recommendation andwhat should it say?
A: Business school and law school are each intense academic experiences requiring a high level of skill and commitment. To assess whether applicants have the ability to complete two demanding degrees, the Admissions Committee want to hear fromsomeone who knows you as a student, intern or employee. Current business and law students should ask one of their professors at Southwestern or Drucker to write on their behalf. New applicants to either school should submit a letter froma college professor or their current employer. Recommendation letters should address the applicant's academic abilities, interest in pursuing the concurrent degrees and other qualities or experiences that bear upon his or her qualifications for this program.
Q:Why do you require an interview? A: In order tomaximize the likelihood that students accepted into the programwill successfully complete both degrees, interviews provide another opportunity to assess an applicant's ability andmotivation to pursue this rigorous course of study. Therefore, applicants should schedule an interview with the law school’s Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs in addition to completing the other application requirements for the concurrent-degree program.
Q: If I ama current Drucker student, do I have to take the LawSchool AdmissionTest (LSAT)? A: Yes. The LSAT is offered four times a year. The test is administered by the Law School Admission Council andmore information can be found atwww.lsac.org
. Southwestern is an LSAT test site.
Q: Do you accept the LSAT in place of the GraduateManagement AdmissionTest (GMAT)? A: Yes, The Drucker School will accept the LSAT in lieu of the GMAT for Southwestern students applying for theMBA andMAMprograms who are in the top half of their class, as well as for applicants who score 155 and above on the LSAT. AllMBA andMAMapplicants who do notmeet these requirementsmust take the GMAT. EMBA students are not required to take the GMAT. Scores are valid up to five years fromthe test date. The GMAT is offered frequently. Visitwww.mba.com/mba
to register and locate a test site.
The Drucker School also hosts a Kaplan GMAT Prep Course in the early summer. Formore information about this on-campus course, please contact The Drucker School directly.
Southwestern Law School is approved by the American Bar Association and is amember of the Association of American Law Schools (Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association, 321North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60610; (312) 988-6738). A nonprofit, nonsectarian educational institution, Southwestern does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability,marital status, or priormilitary service in connection with admission to the school, or in the administration of any of its educational, employment, financial aid, scholarship, or student activity programs. The Peter F.Drucker andMasatoshi ItoGraduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University is a fully accredited institution of higher education. Claremont Graduate University is accredited by theWestern Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and The Drucker School is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Additionally, the MBA and Executive MBA academic programs aremembers and participants in their respective professional associations: the GraduateManagement Admissions Council and the ExecutiveMBA Council. Claremont Graduate University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, the Graduate University’s programs and activities.
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