Double Degree Options

Learn how you can apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master’s degree.

In today’s competitive environment, there are some career paths that demand a level of technical specialization beyond the scope of an MBA program. Smith School of Business Double Degree options are designed to accommodate these demands by allowing you to apply some of your MBA credits to a second Master’s degree.

You can choose from these five double degree options:

There are 3 options for completing the MBA/MMAI double degree.

Option 1: Completing the MBA first

In this option, upon completing the Kingston-based full-time MBA program in December, you would enter the MMAI program in Toronto the following September. The MMAI program can be completed while you work. Some of your MBA course credits may be transferable and, in these cases, your tuition fees for the MMAI program will be reduced accordingly.

You may also choose to take a longer hiatus between programs and enter the MMAI program at a later date.

Option 2: Completing the MMAI first (recommended)

In this option, you would start the MMAI program in September. Upon completing the Toronto-based MMAI program in August, you may enter the full-time MBA program in Kingston the following January. Some of your MMAI course credits may be transferable and, in these cases, your tuition fees for the MBA program will be reduced accordingly.

You may also choose to take a longer hiatus between programs and enter the MBA program at a later date.

Option 3: Completing the MBA and MMAI concurrently

It is possible to complete the two programs concurrently in a shorter time frame. To learn more, please contact us

There are 3 options for completing the MBA/MFin double degree.

Option 1: Completing the MBA first (recommended)

In this option, upon completing the MBA program in December, you would enter the MFin program in Toronto starting the following July. The MFin program can be completed while you work. Some of your MBA course credits may be transferable and, in these cases, your tuition fees for the MFin program will be reduced accordingly.

You may also choose to take a longer hiatus between programs and enter the MFin program at a later date.

Option 2: Completing the MFin first

In this option, upon completing the Toronto-based MFin program in May, you may enter the full-time MBA program in Kingston starting the following January. Some of your MFin course credits may be transferable and, in these cases, your tuition fees for the MBA program will be reduced accordingly. You may also choose to take a longer hiatus between programs and enter the MBA program at a later date.

You may also choose to take a longer hiatus between programs and enter the MBA program at a later date.

Option 3: Completing the MBA and MMAI concurrently

It is possible to complete the two programs concurrently in a shorter time frame. To learn more, please contact us

There are 2 options for completing the MBA/MMA double degree.

Option 1: Completing the MBA first (recommended)

In this option, upon completing the Kingston-based full-time MBA program in December, you may enter the MMA program in Toronto immediately in January. The MMA program can be completed while you work. Some of your MBA course credits may be transferable and, in these cases, your tuition fees for the MMA program will be reduced accordingly.

You may also choose to take a longer hiatus between programs and enter the MMA program at a later date. The MMA program offers start dates in January and May.

Option 2: Completing the MMA first

In this option, it is recommended that you start the MMA program in January. Upon completing the Toronto-based MMA program in December, you may enter the full-time MBA program in Kingston immediately in January. Some of your MMA course credits may be transferable and, in these cases, your tuition fees for the MBA program will be reduced accordingly.

You may also choose to take a longer hiatus between programs and enter the MBA program at a later date. In this case, you may start the MMA program in January or May.

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.

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

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%).

    Queen’s Law looks at your best 2 years. We define a “best year” as your highest scoring Fall&Winter terms that were completed at a full load. Queen’s Law considers an average of 4/5 classes per term over the fall and winter terms to still be a full load. Meaning, you can take 3 in one term and 5 in the other and still meet the average of 4. We will use your 2 best years to calculate your competitive GPA. Summer terms, part-time loads, and those done on exchange are not factored into this average. In the event that you do not have 2 years that meet this criteria, we will assess you based on your CGPA.

  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.

This combined program is designed to develop healthcare providers and healthcare administrators who have a deeper understanding of the business of healthcare and to provide innovative solutions to the challenges that will face healthcare in the foreseeable future. This is the only program of its kind in the world, offered by Smith School of Business in conjunction with the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences.

Program Structure

The students will be enrolled in the MBA program from January until December, they will start the MSc (HQ) program in August and do both MBA and MSc (HQ) concurrently from August until December. Candidates will complete the MSc (HQ) program from the following January to April timeframe and will complete the two degrees in 16 months. Convocation for both programs will occur in May.

Jan-June MBA Core
July-Dec MBA Electives
Aug-Dec MSc (HQ) concurrent with MBA
Jan-April MSc (HQ)
Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for admission to the combined program are:

  • 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.
  • All applicants must write the General Management Admission Test (GMAT) and achieve a minimum score of 600.
  • If applicable, an acceptable score on one of the approved English facility tests (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB).
Application Process

Application to the combined program will require separate applications to the Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and the School of Business.

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

Program Fees

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