Master of Business Administration / Juris Doctor (MBA / JD) Admission Requirements

Master of Business Administration / Juris Doctor (MBA / JD)

Requirement Checklist

To be eligible for consideration, each applicant must be admitted to both the MBA program at the Schulich School of Business and the JD program at Osgoode Hall Law School. Refer to each program page for general admission requirements and application deadlines. Note: admission to each program independently does not result in automatic admission to the joint MBA/JD program.

A limited number of students in Schulich MBA 1 or Osgoode 1L will be considered each year for admission into the second year of the MBA/JD joint program (4 year program only).*

In addition to the standard admission requirements for each program, students must also have achieved the following:

    1. An undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with at least an A- average in the last two full years (or equivalent) of academic study.
      • Applicants with 3-year degrees may be considered for admission with an additional year of work experience (beyond the minimum required by program)
    2. LSAT
      • A score of no less than the 85th percentile on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
    3. Acceptable scores on all measures of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
      • A score in the 85th percentile or higher on the GMAT or GRE is recommended.
      • To send your GMAT or GRE test scores to the Schulich School of Business, please use the following process:
        • GMAT: Use the search function within your GMAT/GMAC account to search for the Schulich School of Business when selecting your score recipients.
          – Example of how our name appears: York University, Schulich School of Business, Program Name (ie. Master of Business Administration, Master of Finance, Master of Supply Chain Management, etc.)
        • GRE: Send your score using the following code: 5697
      • The GMAT requirement will be waived for applicants who have been accepted to and enrolled in the JD program at Osgoode Hall Law School. Candidates wishing to take advantage of this GMAT waiver must send a request to Osgoode’s Admissions Office to have their LSAT scores transferred to the Schulich School of Business.
    4. Work Experience
      • Post-degree work experience is not required, however it is strongly recommended since students will be in class with MBA students who generally have 4-5 years of experience.
    5. Completion of the online application
      • The online application requires: essays (video and written), an updated resume and 2 recommendations. Copies of transcripts, GMAT or GRE scores may be uploaded to facilitate the initial review process
    6. Proof of English language proficiency if studies were not completed in English.
Accepted Tests Minimum Score
IELTS (Academic Test) 7.0 overall (minimum 6.5 on each dimension)
TOEFL 100 iBT (minimum 23 on each dimension)
Schulich’s TOEFL code is B710 with Department Code 02

Applicants who have completed at least two years of full-time study at an accredited university in a country (or institution) where English is the official language of instruction are not required to submit an English proficiency test.

Students who have graduated from Schulich within the last five years are eligible for the following:

  •  GMAT/GRE waiver
    • If the student achieved a B+ or better GPA during their last two years of undergraduate studies at Schulich, or cumulatively across the Master of Management (MMgt) program
  • A $150 application fee waiver

For more information please see our Application Tips.


The MBA/JD program is offered in a 4 year (direct entry or 2nd year entry*) format starting in September.

The 2024 MBA/JD application portal is currently open.

Entry Round 1 Round 2** Round 3 Round 4*** Round 5***
September 2024* October 4, 2023 January 17, 2024 April 17, 2024

June 19, 2024

Applications accepted pending space availability

September 2025* October 9, 2024 January 15, 2025 February 19, 2025 May 7, 2025 July 17, 2025

*2nd year entry candidates must apply to the joint program by the deadline provided by the school that they will be attending in their 2nd year. i.e. MBA 1 students must apply by deadlines provided by Osgoode; 1L students must apply by deadlines provided by Schulich.

Students in the first-year program at Osgoode Hall Law School who have applied – or are applying – to join the JD/MBA, are ineligible to accept an offer from any Osgoode clinical or intensive program for the following year until they confirm that they have withdrawn their application to the JD/MBA. Osgoode’s Assistant Dean, Students or Associate Dean (Students) may grant an exemption to this policy, with the consent of the Academic Director(s) of the Osgoode Clinical or Intensive program(s) concerned and only if the application for an exemption is received prior to the student accepting the offer with the clinical or intensive program.  No applications for exemption will be entertained once the student has accepted the position.

**International students are strongly encouraged to apply by Round 2 to allow for sufficient study permit processing time.

*** Round 4 and 5 are for Domestic applicants only. Late domestic applications may be accepted pending space availability.

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Please note: Your GMAT/GRE score and responses from your referees can be completed after your application has been submitted. A preliminary review of your application will still be done prior to receiving these items.