Joint Program in Management & Law (MBA/Law)

Interdisciplinary Programs
MBA-Law (and MD-MBA) options provide students with a specialized knowledge base while preparing them for management and leadership roles.

Collins Oghor, MDCM/MBA'18
& Michele Orr Gaucher, B.C.L., LL.B, and MBA'17

Joint Program in Management & Law (MBA/Law)

A unique program capitalizing on McGill's long and successful tradition of simultaneously integrating common and civil law training with advanced management education, this challenging program prepares students for an active and diverse career. Students master successively greater challenges in legal and administrative theory and practice. They prepare for leadership positions in private and public enterprise, government service, large corporations, and as management consultancies. Graduates leave the four year-long program with MBA and BCL, LLB degrees.

Program Structure

Due to its intensive and challenging nature, this program is restricted to the most dedicated full-time students. Candidates who have been granted exemptions in either Faculty will be required to take substitute courses.

Students pursue their coursework across 4 years of classroom lecture, discussions, and practical sessions, exploring all aspects of advanced management and legal theory. Students enrolled in the McGill MBA program's first year are eligible to apply for the Joint MBA/Law Program, those enrolled in the Faculty of Law may apply for the Joint Program during their second year.

Breakdown

Sequence A

Year 1: MBA

  • Fall: MBA core classes
  • Winter: MBA core classes and electives
  • (Optional) Summer: MBA electives

Year 2: Law

  • Fall: Law core classes
  • Winter: Law core classes

Years 3 & 4:

  • Law and MBA terms as needed to complete both program requirements

Sequence B

Year 1: Law

  • Fall: Law core classes
  • Winter: Law core classes

Year 2: MBA

  • Fall: MBA core classes
  • Winter: MBA core classes and electives
  • (Optional) Summer: MBA electives

Years 3 & 4:

  • Law and MBA terms as needed to complete both program requirements

Admission requirements

Interested students must meet the individual admission requirements for both the Law and MBA programs and apply to both the Faculty of Law and the Desautels Faculty of Management concurrently. Candidates must also demonstrate a strong fluency in both French and English, in preparation for Law classes.

Minimum requirements for admission to the MBA program:

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited university, with a grade point average of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 ("B" average).
  • Successful completion of the GMAT (Graduate Admissions Test).
  • A minimum of one year of full-time work experience following graduation with an undergraduate degree is preferred.
  • English Proficiency Tests:  TOEFL or IELTS 
    For international candidates who did not completed a degree from a recognized English-medium university, proof of English proficiency is required. TOEFL iBT (internet based test) 100 with a minimum score of 20 in each category or IELTS Academic 7.0 overall with no score below 7.0 is required. In order to meet the English requirement, please have the test provider send official results.

    Note: The McGill ETS Institution code is: 0935, Department code 02

    Registration materials: TOEFL Bulletin and TOEFL information

Students accepted to the Joint Program either do so beginning their first year in the MBA program with a guarantee of admission to Law the following year (upon successful completion of all first year courses), or starting in Law with the option to begin taking MBA courses during the second year, should they pass all courses.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications to the Joint MBA/Law varies depending on student credentials. For more information, please visit the Faculty of Law Joint MBA/Law admissions site.

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Updated: 2020/03/26

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