Program information

To continue in the concurrent JD/MBA program, a student must maintain the DGPA of each program and is subject to the rules and regulations of the Faculty of Law while in Law courses, and the rules and regulations of the MBA while in MBA courses.

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  • The typical journey to achieve the JD/MBA degree would be as follows:

    • Apply to Law by December 1 to be considered for Year 1 of JD/MBA studies 
    • Indicate interest with checkbox on application form
    • $100 application fee

    (Year 1) September of following year: Law core courses 

    • Apply to the MBA by May 1 of that academic year ($100 application fee) to be considered for entry into JD/MBA Year 2

    (Year 2) MBA core courses 
    (Year 3) Law elective courses 
    (Year 4) One Term Law courses/One Term MBA courses

Graduation program

To graduate with a JD and an MBA degree, a student will earn 131 credit hours, which is 21 credit hours fewer than what would be required if each degree were taken separately. The first year will be Law core courses, the second year will be MBA core courses, the third year is expected to be Law courses, and the final year will most often be one term of Law courses, and one term MBA courses, for a total of 131 credit hours. 

Wondering about the JD/MBA?

In April, 2023 the University of Manitoba Senate established the JD/MBA concurrent degrees program. This is not a joint program, but rather the interleaving of a fully qualified Juris Doctor program and a fully qualified Master of Business Administration program.

  • two law students meeting with an advisor to discuss opportunities within the law school.
  • The fees are the same as if one takes the degrees separately, with the exception of some ancillary fees. The advantage of the concurrent program is that it will take one year less than completing the degrees consecutively would take.

    The JD/MBA program will officially start in September, 2024 with the intake of new first year law students. The program is designed so that first year law students interested in the concurrent program may apply for the MBA in accordance with the Stu Clark Graduate School admission dates and requirements. If law students are accepted to the MBA program, their second year will be at Asper and they will take all MBA courses. Third and fourth year is a combination of Law and MBA courses. Essentially, the mandatory Law courses will be recognized as the electives for the MBA program, and the MBA mandatory courses will be recognized as the electives for the JD program. Only students enrolled in the JD/MBA concurrent degrees program will have electives recognized for both degrees.

    Graduates will receive two degrees on two parchments: the Juris Doctor and the Master of Business Administration.

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