JD + MBA double degree program

Application procedures

  • Write GMAT (Graduate Management Aptitude Test) as well as LSAT.
  • Must apply separately to both the Faculty of Law and the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.
  • Indicate on both applications that you are applying for the double degree program.

The Daytime MBA program is currently under review. It is anticipated the program will relaunch at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business in September 2020. Please contact lawadmss@uvic.ca for information regarding the resulting changes to our MBA + UVic Law Double Degree.

MBA Program office
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
Business and Economics Building Room 289
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria BC V8W 2Y2

Email: 
Phone: 250-721-6058
Fax: 250-721-7066

Admissions decisions

  • Limited to 5 students per year.
  • Must be accepted by both the Faculty of Law and the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business.
  • The Faculty of Law and the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business will consult with each other to determine which applicants will be admitted to the double degree program.
  • Once a candidate has been accepted to either the Faculty of Law or the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, they will be informed as to whether they have been admitted to the double degree program.

Program requirements - Currently Under Review

The JD + MBA double degree drogram can be completed in 4 years.

After successful completion of first-year law, the JD portion of the program requires a student to complete 29 units of law courses or Faculty of Law approved courses, including the following:

  • 3 units of MBA courses in lieu of the Faculty of Law's 3-unit, non-law course option in other faculties;
  • MBA 598 or MBA 596 – Research Report in lieu of 3 units of LAW 399;
  • All compulsory JD courses, including the major paper requirement;
  • LAW 314, 315, 316, 317, 345, or with the approval of the associate dean, alternative courses where a required course is not reasonably available to the student; law electives to bring the total law units to 29.

To complete the MBA portion of the program, a student must complete a total of 21.0 units of MBA courses as identified below:

  • MBA 500, 501, 502, 510, 515, 520, 530, 535, 540, 544, 550, 553, 555, 570, and 598
  • An appropriate research methods course of 1.5 units from another department within the Faculty of Graduate Studies in lieu of MBA 585.
  • 2 MBA co-op work terms. (Co-op is generally mandatory but co-op requirements may be waived for students with significant prior work experience).

You can also view the program requirements in the undergraduate calendar.