Juris Doctor Programs

Combined MBA/JD Program

Enter the exciting world of business and the established profession of law. The MBA/JD joint program was developed by two of the University of Alberta's most prestigious faculties. The program is offered within a four-year period--one year less than taking each degree separately.

Admission Information

Admission to the combined program is a three-part process. The Application procedure involves:

  • Application and admission to the MBA Program

  • Application and admission to the Faculty of Law

  • Application and admission to the combined MBA/JD program

Students in the first year of the regular MBA program or first and second year students enrolled in the Faculty of Law are also eligible to apply for the joint program.

  1. MBA Program Application Process

    Applicants who hold, or are about to receive, their baccalaureate degrees from an accredited institution are eligible to apply to the Faculty of Graduate Studies for admission to the MBA program. All disciples are accepted. There is no requirement for a business undergraduate degree. Due to the integrated nature of the program, full-time entering students begin studies in September.

    The deadline for applications is April 30 (April 1, for applicants from China).

    Please click here for the Application for Admission Form.

  2. JD Admission Process

    Admission to the Faculty of Law is limited to 185 each year. It should be noted that the number of candidates who meet the minimum requirements for admission far exceeds this number. It should be understood that eligibility does not guarantee admission. Admission in the regular category is based primarily on a candidate's pre-law academic record and LSAT score.

    The deadline for applications is November 1 of the year prior to admission.

    Candidates should submit a University of Alberta Application Form and the required application of $125 for new applicants and $75 for re-admissions, on or before November 1st of the year prior to admission. The documentation deadline is February 1st.

  3. MBA/JD Joint Program Application Process

    Each applicant must ask both the School of Business and the Faculty of Law to be considered for the joint program.

    A copy of the joint application form should be submitted to both the School of Business and the Faculty of Law.

    A Selection Committee composed of representatives of the Faculty of Law and the School of Business will determine admission into the combined program. Particular attention in the selection will be given to:

    • Past academic achievement

    • Test scores on the GMAT and LSAT examinations

    • Maturity, interest, and a rationale of how such a combined program will enhance a student's professional skills and career prospects

For more information contact the Faculty of Business at:

Office of MBA Programs
Room 2-30 Business Building, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2R6
Tel: 780-492-3946
Please visit the website www.ualberta.ca/business/programs/mba

Faculty of Law at:

Admissions Coordinator
Room 128 Law Centre, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H9
Tel: 780-492-3067