Combined Juris Doctorate/MBA Program

The Program will facilitate a closer integration of studies in law and business and will prepare students for the practice of law and/or a career in business administration. By the conclusion of their studies, students will be fully able to apply their knowledge and understanding to the resolution of theoretical and practical problems in either discipline.

Queen’s J.D. and MBA degrees will be conferred at the completion of the Combined Program after all requirements for both degrees have been completed.

Please note: A maximum of eight candidates will be admitted each year to the Combined Program.

Program Structure

Year One The first year would be spent taking a first year full course load in the J.D. Program
Year Two September to December is spent in the J.D. Program. January to December is spent in the MBA Program
Year Three January to April is spent at the J.D. Program
Year Four September until April is spent fulfilling the remaining course requirements in the J.D. Program

Moreover, students within the combined program must successfully complete:

The Upper Year Compulsory Course of Civil Procedure. At least 8 credits in ‘management-related’ law courses (these courses are identified in the Faculty of Law Calendar and include: administrative law; business law; law and economics; tax law; and labour law).

Students enrolled in the Combined Program will additionally be permitted to use up to 6 credits in the Smith MBA program as credits that can be used toward completion of the J.D. degree (the “cross-crediting program”).

Application Process

Application to the Combined Program will require separate, applications to the Faculty of Law and the School of Business.

Begin Your Law Application

Applicants who are accepted into the Combined Program will be guaranteed a place in both the Faculty of Law and the School of Business as long as they complete the requirements under each program.

The minimum requirements for admission to the Combined Program are:

  1. A four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university. Successful candidates will typically possess a cumulative undergraduate average of at least B+ (76% - 79%) with an average of A- (80% - 84%) in years 3 and 4.
  2. All applicants must write the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and submit a copy as part of the admissions qualifications for the full time MBA program. The minimum LSAT score is 157 (72nd percentile).
  3. If applicable, an acceptable score on one of the approved English facility tests (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB).

Accelerated Path to Combined Program

A student may complete the Combined Program within 3 ½ years (instead of the normal four years). After fulfilling the first year J.D. course requirements, students may take courses in the International Law Spring Program at the International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, United Kingdom in Year Two.

Students who pursue this option can earn 9 credits in the International Business Law Module, which count as credits for purposes of the J.D. degree. If a student earned 9 courses through the International Business Law Module - as well as 6 credits through the cross-crediting program - they would earn a combined total of 15 credits toward their J.D. degree, which would permit them to complete the Combined Program by the end of December of the fourth year.