• Distinguish yourself from the competition by obtaining two highly sought-after degrees.

    The joint Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor (MBA/JD) Program offered by the Schulich School of Business together with Osgoode Hall Law School features a unique combination of courses to prepare students for the demands of leading-edge careers in business, law and a variety of fields in which the two disciplines intersect.

    The full-time joint degree program gives you the added value of completing your studies in just four years – one year less than if both degrees were undertaken separately. Admission is required by both Schulich and Osgoode Hall Law School.

    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.

  • MBA/JD Program Co-Directors Peter Macdonald and Edward Waitzer

“My MBA/JD from Schulich enabled me to better understand my client’s business needs and empowered me to pursue a rewarding career in corporate law.”

Psalm Cheung (BBA ’14, MBA/JD ’18)Associate, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • Career Opportunities

    With the integrative programs offered through the varied functional and industry-specific 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 in all industries.

    Throughout the MBA/JD program, you will have access to Schulich’s Career Development Centre (CDC), offering a wealth of innovative programs, resources and individualized mentoring and coaching to help you launch your career. Meet alumni, recruiters and industry leaders at corporate information sessions and other CDC events, and receive online access to the very best career tools available. Recruiters value the communication, management and legal skills that Schulich MBA/JD graduates possess and regularly hire Schulich MBA/JDs.

  • Our MBA/JD could lead you to an exciting career in an organization such as...

Alumni Stories: Psalm Cheung
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MBA/JD Program Details by Category

Admission Requirements

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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 of no less than the 85th percentile on the GMAT or the GRE 
      • GMAT waivers can be provided to students who have scored an 85th percentile or higher on the Law School Admission Test ( LSAT).
      • To send your scores for these tests to us please use the following codes: GMAT code Z75-X8-30; GRE code 5697
    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 with English as a second language have the opportunity to enroll in the MBA/Specialized Master’s Preparation Program prior to beginning their studies.


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.

Deadlines

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

Entry Round 1 Round 2** Round 3 Round 4***
September 2021* October 29, 2020 January 29, 2021 March 10, 2021 April 30, 2021
September 2022* October 28, 2021 February 10, 2022 March 31, 2022 May 19, 2022

Please note: September 2022 applications will open on our website in Early August 2021.

*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.

*** Late 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.

 

Tuition & Fees

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MBA / JD Program Fees (Schulich only)

Students in the full-time MBA/JD pay three terms of full-time tuition to Schulich and five terms of full-time tuition to Osgoode Hall Law School. A term is equivalent to one semester, or 12 weeks.

For details regarding Osgoode’s tuition fees, please visit the Osgoode Hall Law School website.

Fees below are based on the 2021-2022 fee framework, and are subject to change.

Fee Schedule: MBA/JD 4 Year Program
Fees must be paid as follows:

Year 1 or 2: Schulich tuition

Year 1 or 2 : Osgoode Hall tuition

Year 3 Term 1 Schulich tuition

Year 3 Term 2 and Year 4 Osgoode Hall tuition

 

Student Status Full-Time Tuition per Term/Semester*

(charged in Fall 2021, Winter 2022, and Summer 2023)

Domestic Students
Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant,
Permanent Resident
$17,982
International Students
Visa/Study Permit
$26,730

*Fees are rounded to the nearest dollar and include supplementary fees. For full details on all current tuition, supplementary fees, and student health plans refer to the Student Financial Services website: https://sfs.yorku.ca/fees/courses.

Study Options

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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 48 months

Location(s)

  • Schulich School of Business - Keele Campus
Graduation Requirements

Curriculum Overview

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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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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)

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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
  • STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
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Faculty

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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.

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Osgoode Hall Law School

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  • 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.

    Visit the Osgoode Hall Law School website

Student Clubs

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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.

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External Partners

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Forté Foundation

Forté Foundation is a non-profit consortium of leading companies and top business schools working together to launch women into fulfilling, significant careers through access to business education, opportunities, and a community of successful women. In partnership with the Forté Foundation, Schulich provides support to women applying for, and enrolling in their MBA through entrance awards, fellowships, professional development and networking events. Our goal is to create an environment that supports women and enables them to gain a competitive advantage in their careers.

To be considered as a Forté Fellow, you must submit an MBA application – no additional application is required. If you are interested in learning more about the Forté Fellowship program, please contact admissions@schulich.yorku.ca.

Reaching Out MBA (ROMBA)

Reaching-Out-MBA-Fellowship

Reaching Out MBA‘s mission is to increase the influence of the LGBT+ community in business by educating, inspiring, and connecting MBA students and alumni. The ROMBA LGBT+ Fellowship Program is a joint effort between prominent business schools and Reaching Out to develop the out LGBT+ and active ally business leaders of tomorrow. As a ROMBA partner school, Schulich is dedicated to award up to two fellowships to eligible incoming MBA students. Each Fellow will receive a minimum $20,000 scholarship and access to exclusive leadership programming including an all-expenses-paid retreat by ROMBA.

To be considered as a ROMBA Fellow, you must submit an MBA application for the Fall (September) intake and indicate your interest of being considered as a ROMBA Fellow to your admission officer. If you are interested in learning more about the ROMBA Fellowship program, please contact admissions@schulich.yorku.ca.

 

Access to Success

Access to Success

Access to Success Organization is a Toronto-based not-for-profit that supports the development of future leaders with disabilities and assistive tech. It manages several unprecedented initiatives, including up to $90,000 in annual Access to Success Fellowships for MBA students with disabilities at four of Canada’s top business schools, the world’s first study on disability inclusion in MBA programs, and ATS Labs – Canada’s first accelerator for accessibility startups. As an Access to Success partner school, Schulich is dedicated to award up to three fellowships to eligible incoming MBA students. Each Fellow will receive a $5,000 fellowship along with personalized recruiting support, networking, mentorship, and other exclusive opportunities provided by the Access to Success Organization.

The Access to Success Fellowship is established and managed by the Access to Success Organization, a not-for-profit that supports the development of future leaders with disabilities. This merit-based Fellowship celebrates outstanding students who identify as having a disability and have demonstrated excellence in academic, professional or extracurricular areas.

To be considered as an Access to Success fellowship, you must submit an MBA application and indicate your interest of being considered for the fellowship to your admission officer. To learn more about the Access to Success Fellowship program, please contact admissions@schulich.yorku.ca.