This four-year combined program capitalizes on the strength of the internationally acclaimed, intensive 12-month Master of Business Administration (MBA) offered by Smith School of Business and the rich program in business law offered by Queen’s Law.

Options for early completion of the program in three-and-a-half years are available. Through the BISC option, students earn nine upper-year credits in the International Business Law Program at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) at Herstmonceux Castle in Sussex, England, and six credits earned in the MBA program may be transferred to the JD degree.

An on-campus early completion option in three-and-a-half years, which permits students to apply 12 transfer credits from the MBA program toward completion of the JD degree at Queen’s, is under review for accreditation approval.

Program Structure & Requirements (PDF, 239KB)

Admission to JD/MBA

Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to both the JD degree and the MBA. Admission to the combined program is not guaranteed to applicants who meet only the minimum criteria for admission.

Admission requirements and application forms for the MBA can be found on the Smith MBA website.

  1. Successful completion of a four-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university. Successful candidates will have a minimum cumulative undergraduate average of at least B+ (76% – 79%), with an average of A- (80% – 84%) in years three and four of the undergraduate degree program.
  2. A score ≥ 600 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or score of 315 on the GRE; LSAT high score ≥157.
  3. While most applicants have a minimum of two years’ work experience, this requirement may be waived for exceptional applicants to the program. Co-op placements and post-doctoral fellowships are also given consideration.
  4. If applicable, an acceptable score on one of the approved English facility tests (TOEFL, IELTS or MELAB).

Graduate Diploma in Business

Smith School of Business offers a four-month Graduate Diploma in Business (GDB) that may be combined with JD degree studies for recent university graduates with a degree in a non-business discipline. The GDB offers a comprehensive overview of business fundamentals, which are similar to those in the full-time MBA's Fundamentals Module. JD students can complete the GDB from May to August before or after first-year JD studies. Students who complete the GDB successfully with a B+ average may apply later to have the credits count toward a Smith MBA or Master's.