Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration

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The Osgoode-Schulich Juris Doctor / Master of Business Administration Program offers students the benefit of degrees from two of Canada’s top-ranked professional schools. By combining a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and a MBA from the Schulich School of Business, students will graduate well-equipped with the skills and connections to pursue careers in various business and law fields. Some examples include:

  • Corporate/Commercial Law & Administration
  • Business Management
  • Corporate Tax Planning
  • Economic Regulation
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Labour Law & Relations
  • Public Administration
  • Environmental Law
  • Real Property Development

Program Structure

Typically students complete the program in four years.  The first year is spent at either the Law School or Business School, and the second year is spent completing the first year of the other program. The remaining two years are spent in both programs.  There is also an accelerated three-year option, in which students complete one term at Schulich in the summer, then complete the full first year of the Osgoode program during the fall and winter, and then complete the second term of the first year of the Schulich program in the summer.  The remaining two years are spent in both programs.

JD/MBA students have access to the support and resources at both schools, including financial aid, career services, and a wide array of student organizations. Students also benefit from numerous social and professional networking opportunities arranged exclusively for joint program students by the very active JD/MBA Students’ Association.

Application Information

Applicants must apply and be accepted into both programs to be eligible for admission to the joint program. While most students will apply prior to starting their studies at either school, a small number of students are accepted into the program after completing their first year at either school.  The accelerated three-year program including summer studies is not available to students entering the program after first year.

See the admissions pages for Osgoode and Schulich for detailed application information and deadlines.  Please note that Schulich has different application deadlines for those wishing to complete the accelerated three-year program.