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USD to offer MBA for corporate counsel

The University of San Diego School of Business Administration on Tuesday announced it will be offering a new customized M.B.A. program for corporate counsel and in-house attorneys.

The 17-month, accelerated program is specifically tailored for the needs of corporate counsel and complements their legal background with a thorough grounding in management and business.

“Corporate counsel already plays a key role in their firms’ growth and success,” said Christina de Vaca, program director. “Our program positions them for even greater opportunities and leadership roles in private and publicly traded companies as well as in areas of consulting and entrepreneurship.”

Taught by faculty from USD’s nationally ranked School of Business Administration, the program includes a core curriculum in accounting, finance and marketing, along with specialized courses in areas such as strategic thinking and management, globalization and mergers and acquisitions.

Classes meet one weekend per month on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for 17 months. Applicants for the M.B.A. for Corporate Counsel program must have earned a J.D., be mid- to senior-level corporate counsel with at least five years of experience, have been admitted to a state bar.

Applications are now being accepted for the program that begins in September. For more information, visit sandiego.edu/corporatecounselmba or call 619-260-4828.

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