Combined JD/MBA

Combine Law and Business at the University of Calgary

About the program

The combined JD/MBA program, offered in partnership by the Faculty of Law and the Haskayne School of Business, is designed to develop skilled, knowledgeable leaders ready to stand out in the highly competitive global market.

This four-year program combines legal and management studies, and prepares graduates for positions in fields such as corporate law, commercial litigation, international law, management consulting, government service and politics, taxation, finance and accounting, and environmental management.

JD/MBA students typically complete their first year of studies at the Faculty of Law, the second year at the Haskayne School of Business, and the third and fourth years combining their studies.

Through the JD/MBA, you will cover a wide range of topics. The core courses in law will explore such topics as constitutional law, contracts, property law, dispute resolution, administrative law, business associations and ethical lawyering. The business courses will develop and fine-tune your knowledge and practical skills in the areas of finance and accounting, people and organizations, supply chain and business analysis, and leadership development.


How to apply

Applicants must apply and be admitted to both the Faculty of Law and the Haskayne School of Business in order to be admitted to the JD/MBA. A separate application must be submitted to each faculty.

If you have completed the first year of either the JD or MBA program, you can still apply for the combined JD/MBA program by meeting the normal application and admission requirements for the other faculty.

Please note: If you have previously completed an MBA, you are not eligible for the joint program.

  • Successful completion of 10 full courses or 20 half-course equivalents from a university in Alberta or equivalent
  • Successful completion of the LSAT prior to February 1
  • Statement of interest

Applications to the Faculty of Law must be submitted by December 1 and must be completed online.

  • Successful completion of a four-year undergraduate degree (minimum 3.00/4 GPA)*
  • GMAT score of 550 or higher**
  • At least two years of progressive work experience
  • Resume
  • Submission of two essay questions
  • Two references
  • A TOEFL score of 97 or higher/an IELTS score of 7 or higher (international applicants only).

*Students with a 2.50 to 2.99 GPA may be admitted based on presenting an acceptable GMAT score. Please consult the Haskayne MBA Admissions team about the GMAT score required.

**Combined JD/MBA applicants who have completed the LSAT with a score of 158 or higher and are admitted to the Faculty of Law may be exempt from the GMAT.

Applications to the Haskayne School of Business can be completed online.


Tuition & Fees

Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year

Canadian student tuition

Cost per 3-unit course for students admitted Spring 2020 or later

$1,174.92

Cost per 3-unit course for students admitted Winter 2020 or earlier

$1,152.96

International student tuition

Cost per 3-unit course for students admitted Spring 2020 or later

$3,826.92

Cost per 3-unit course for students admitted Winter 2020 or earlier

$3,826.92

Other fees

General fees (per term)

$573.82

Student health and dental plan (per year)

$193.00

Law Career Services Fee (per term)

$75.00


Brett Turnquist, JD/MBA'11

The combined JD/MBA program provided the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to become a successful lawyer, and the business acumen needed to run a profitable legal practice.

Brett Turnquist, JD/MBA'11

Lawyer, Kantor LLP