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.

  • Professor Peter Macdonald, MBA Co-Director, MBA/JD Program
    Professor Peter Macdonald, MBA Co-Director, MBA/JD Program

Career Opportunities

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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Study Options

The MBA/JD is offered as a 4-year (48-month) program.

The program is broken down as follows:

  2 terms: MBA year 1 curriculum   2 terms: Osgoode Hall Year 1 curriculum   4 terms: combined Schulich and Osgoode courses

Available delivery options

  • Full-time 36 to 48 months

Location(s)

  • Schulich School of Business - Keele Campus
Graduation Requirements
  • Curriculum Overview

    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.

    Expand the menu below to see detailed degree requirements for both the 4-year and 3-year degree options.

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    Degree Requirements

    Year 1

    Either:

    • MBA 1 Core Courses (27.00 credits)
    • 3.00 credits of Schulich electives

    Or:

    • 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.

    Year 2

    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

    • FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS
    • MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING
    • THE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
    • MANAGERIAL FINANCE
    • SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP
    • MANAGING FOR VALUE CREATION
    • INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    • QUANTITATIVE METHODS
    • OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
    • MARKETING MANAGEMENT
    • ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
    • BUSINESS AND THE LAW

    MBA 2 Core Courses

    • STRATEGY FIELD STUDY FORMATION
    • STRATEGY FIELD STUDY (PRE OR CO-REQUISITE - MGMT 6090)
    • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
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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.

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Faculty

  • 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.