MBA / Juris Doctor (MBA/JD) Program Details
The MBA/JD is a highly respected and challenging program that will prepare you for career opportunities in both business and law. Schulich delivers the MBA portion, and York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, the law portion. Upon completion of your studies, you’ll receive a Joint Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Juris Doctor (JD) degree.
The full-time joint degree gives you the added value of completing your studies in just four years – one year less than if both degrees are undertaken separately. Admission is required by both Schulich and Osgoode Hall Law School.
With the integrative programs offered through the varied specializations of both the MBA and JD program, students can pursue careers in any industry. Typically the banks have recruited MBA/ JD students in their capital markets roles, as they bring the legal knowledge for structuring the financial transaction. Students pursuing corporate law also work closely all industries.
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The Schulich MBA is designed to equip you with a common set of capabilities (core courses) necessary for effective management in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Electives allow students to gain a deeper understanding in a particular area of focus and fulfill requirements for a specialization(s) or diploma.
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- MBA 1 Core Courses (27.00 credits)
- 3.00 credits of Schulich electives
- 9 courses of required Osgoode Year 1 curriculum
Note: All MBA/JD students are required to take MGMT 5500 in their first year of the program. This is a compulsory non-credit seminar course.
Whichever curriculum listed above was not completed in Year 1.
Years 3 and 4
- MBA 2 Core Courses (6.00 credits)
- 9.00 credits of Schulich electives
- 45 academic credits in Osgoode Hall, including:
- LW 3820 3.00 Joint MBA/JD Seminar and other Upper Year courses referred to above under “Graduation Requirements”
- Successful completion of the 40-hour Osgoode Public Interest Requirement (OPIR)
- Successful completion of the Praxicum Requirements
Foundations of Management Core Courses (MBA 1 and MBA 2)
MBA 1 Core Courses
- ACTG 5100 3.00 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS
- ACTG 5210 1.50 MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
- ECON 5100 3.00 THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
- FINE 5200 3.00 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
- MGMT 5150 3.00 SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP
- MGMT 5260 3.00 MANAGING FOR VALUE CREATION
- OMIS 5110 1.50 INFORMATION SYSTEMS
- OMIS 5120 1.50 QUANTITATIVE METHODS
- OMIS 5210 1.50 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
- MKTG 5200 3.00 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
- ORGS 5100 3.00 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
- MGMT 5500 0.00 BUSINESS AND THE LAW
MBA 2 Core Courses
Select a specialization below to review the course requirements and electives for your area of interest. To browse all of our course offerings, please visit our Course Catalog.
- Arts, Media & Entertainment Management
- Business & Sustainability
- Business Consulting
- Entrepreneurial Studies
- Financial Engineering (Concurrent Diploma Only)
- Financial Services
- Global Mining Management
- Global Retail Management
- Health Industry Management
- International Business
- Operations Management & Information Systems
- Organization Studies
- Real Estate & Infrastructure
- Social Sector Management
- Strategic Management
Osgoode Hall Law School
As a student at one of Canada’s largest and most highly reputed law schools, you will benefit from a rich and rigorous academic program taught by Osgoode’s internationally renowned full-time faculty and distinguished adjunct professors.
Faculty members are drawn from the full faculty complement of Schulich - the country’s top-ranked business school and Osgoode Hall - the largest common-law school in the country.
Engage with your Graduate Business Council (GBC) to connect with fellow Schulich students taking the Schulich MBA or other master’s level program, and join one or several of over 30 student clubs and committees, including the JD/MBA Students’ Association.
The Hennick Centre for Business and Law
Learn more about a number of initiatives and programs for students of the Schulich MBA/JD at the Hennick Centre for Business and Law, the first Canadian centre to promote and develop joint business and law scholarship and education.Visit the Student Life page for more!