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    • Asper School of Business Stu Clark Graduate School
    • Faculty of Law

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    • Juris Doctor / Master of Business Administration (concurrent)

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    Expected duration

    • 4 years

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    Program options

    • Full-time

Program details

The Faculty of Law and Asper School of Business offer a four-year concurrent JD/MBA.

Expected duration: Four years

To graduate with a JD degree and an MBA degree, students will earn 131 credit hours. In order to be accepted to the program, students must meet the entrance requirements of both degrees.

Students will apply to Law. During their first year of Law core courses, they will apply to the MBA. Upon acceptance to the concurrent JD/MBA program, the second year will be all MBA core courses, third and fourth year will be Law and MBA courses.

Year 1

Law core courses (53 credit hours)

Year 2

MBA core courses (30 credit hours)
9 credit hours count toward both degrees

Year 3 and 4

Law electives (30 credit hours)
MBA electives (18 credit hours)

Cumulative total of 131 credit hours over four years.

Sample course offerings

JD courses

  • LAW 1102 Contracts (5 credit hours)
  • LAW 2690 Corporations I (3 credit hours)
  • LAW 2680 Legal Negotiation (3 credit hours)
  • LAW 3290 Indigenous Legal Methodologies and Perspectives (3 credit hours)

MBA courses

  • IDM 7120 Leadership and Responsibility (3 credit hours)
  • ACC 7020 Managerial Accounting (1.5 credit hours)
  • GMGT 7220 Managing People in Organizations (3 credit hours)
  • OPM 7120 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the:

Admission requirements

Applicants interested in pursuing the concurrent JD/MBA must meet the minimum entry requirements for each program. Meeting those requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

  • JD admission requirements

    There are three categories for entrance to the Faculty of Law: Index Score category, Canadian Indigenous category, and Individual Consideration category.

    • To qualify for admission to any of the three categories, you must have:
    • A minimum of 60 credit hours of university degree level study
    • An LSAT score (Law School Admission Test)

    Canadian Indigenous Category and Individual Consideration Category require further supporting documentation if applicable. An interview may be required.

    Please visit the Juris Doctor program Explore page for complete admissions requirement information.

  • MBA admission requirements

    To qualify for admission to the Master of Business Administration program, you must have a minimum of:

    • A three-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0* (on a 4.5 scale) in the last 60 credit hours or 2 years of study (GPA of minimum 2.5 may be considered in some circumstances) *International student GPA calculation
    • Two years of full-time work experience is typically required.
    • Minimum GMAT or GMAT Focus Edition (or equivalent GRE) score of 550 (See below for GMAT exemption qualifications)
    • One of the following English language proficiency test scores, if applicable: 
      • AEPUCE: 85 per cent if entering AEPUCE with an IELTS of 6.0
      • IELTS: 7.0, with no band less than 6.0
      • PTE Academic: 65
      • TOEFL- iBT: 100, with a score of 20 in each of reading, writing, listening and speaking

    A GMAT score is valid for five years, while the English language test scores are valid for two years.

    Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

How to apply

To qualify for admission to the JD/MBA program, applicants must meet the entrance requirements of both the Faculty of Law and the Asper School of Business Stu Clark Graduate School. Prospective JD/MBA students will indicate an expression of interest in the program through a checkbox on their JD application. During their first year of law school, qualified students will apply to the Asper MBA program. During the MBA application process, students will also indicate their interest in the concurrent programs through a checkbox.

For more information about the application process for the JD and MBA programs:

Annual application deadlines

Juris Doctor (JD)

Program Term Applications Open Application Deadline
JD Fall (September) Early September December 1

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Canadian and US applicants


Annual application deadlines

Fall (September)

May 1

Winter (January)

October 1

International applicants


Annual application deadlines

Fall (September)

March 1

Winter (January)

July 1

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Mailing address
Undergraduate Admissions
424 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Office location
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)

Submit a question
Phone: 204-474-8808
Toll-free: 1-800-224-7713 ext 8808

Program inquiries

Stu Clark Graduate School
Asper School of Business
Room 501, Drake Centre
181 Freedman Crescent
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 5V4

Phone: 204-474-9847

Send us a question      

Faculty of Law
Admissions, Financial Aid and Awards Officer
Robson Hall
224 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Phone: 204-480-1485

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