STG, Law, Juris Doctor / Master of Business Administration

STG JD / MBA: Introduction


The Combined Degree Program (CDP): STG, Law, Juris Doctor / Management, Master of Business Administration is a four-year program offered by the Faculty of Law and the Rotman School of Management for students who wish to combine graduate training in management with a degree in law.

For a general description of CDPs, see General Regulations section 1.4.3​.


Law, Juris Doctor / Master of Business Administration​ Program

Juris Doctor Program
Faculty of Law

Master of Business Administration Program
Rotman School of Management

STG JD / MBA: Application Process

  • ​Applicants must apply to the Juris Doctor (JD) program, the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, and the CDP.

  • Applicants must gain independent admission to both the JD and MBA programs before they may be considered for admission to the CDP. Alternatively, students in Year 1 of either the JD or Full-Time MBA program can apply to the CDP.

  • Applicants must obtain satisfactory scores on the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE; General Test) are recommended but not required. Test results are valid for five years.​

STG JD / MBA: Requirements

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the JD program, the School of Graduate Studies, and the MBA program.​

Academic Path to Completion

Every CDP involves a specific combination of approved degree programs. The CDP requirements build on those of the two separate degree programs. Each CDP has a unique pattern of academic activity year by year.​

Year Progression Specific Requirements*
  • Year 1 JD program requirements.
  • ​Complete all Year 1 courses of the JD program at the Faculty of Law.
  • Year 1 MBA program requirements.
  • Complete the required Year 1 courses of the MBA program, including 1.5 elective FCEs at the 2000 level.
​3 and 4
  • 2000-level MBA courses.
  • JD program requirements.
  • Complete the remaining MBA 1000-level required courses.
  • ​Complete 4.5 full-course equivalents (FCEs) in 2000-level MBA courses.
  • Complete RSM 1160H Business Ethics and the capstone course RSM 1213H Model-Based Decision Making in Practice.
  • Specific restrictions apply for students who wish to take MBA experiential learning courses. Please refer to the MBA program requirements for more information.
  • Complete 45 JD credits including a perspective course, a moot, and an international/comparative/transnational (ICT) perspective course. At least 10 credits must be management related.
  • Students should not take any courses outside the Faculty of Law or Rotman School except on an approved exchange program and with permission of both Faculties.

Program Length

​4 years

Time Limit

5 years​​