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Estd 1818Established Year

Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration [M.B.A]

 4 years
 full time
 on campus & dual degree
  Thesis Based

Field of Study

Offered by     Schulich School of law

$ 32,383 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • Dalhousie University offers a Juris Doctor /Master of Business Administration for a duration of 4 years.
  • It is an on-campus program offered on both a full-time and a part-time basis.
  • This program enables students to select courses leading to degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration.
  • The law school, in conjunction with several other faculties, offers 4 combined degree programs that are:
    • JD and Master of Business Administration
    • JD and Master of Health Administration
    • JD and Master of Information
    • JD and Master of Public Administration
  • The JD/MBA program allows students to complete the Juris Doctor degree and the Master of Business Administration in 4 years instead of the 5 that would be required to take the degrees separately.
  • In 1st year students have to attend MBA classes. In 2nd year students have to attend Juris Doctor classes. The 3rd and 4th year is consists of combined courses.
  • The 1st year is consists of a CRMBA program that starts at the end of June, with 4 courses taken during July-August.
  • Students also have to take a mandatory 8-month Corporate Residency course, plus 1 online course.
  • In the 3rd and 4th year, students have to complete a major paper course consists of 7-9 hours (3rd year), 3-5 hours (4th year) of law courses from the Business Law area, and other elective classes for a total of 23-25 law credits.
  • Students can complete the first and second-year programs in reverse order.
  • Students may also complete the third and fourth-year programs in reverse order, with permission, except for the required law courses Compulsory Moot, Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law (3rd year), and the Legal Profession (4th year).
  • The faculties have deep knowledge that provides students an outstanding legal education which prepares them to meet the needs of the communities they will serve in their varied careers.
  • Job opportunities after the Juris Doctor /Master of Business Administration in investment companies, accounting firms, corporate counsel office, a lawyer with a corporate, etc, and the average salary goes up to 52,105 USD.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Doctorate
Duration4 years
Fees$ 133,580 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
Offered bySchulich School of law
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students must complete 4-year of Bachelor’s degree or a master's degree from a recognized university.
  • Students hold a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B average) in the last 60 credit hours of study.

Indian Student Eligibility:

Indian students are eligible to apply if they meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Completed a 4-year UG degree with an upper second class in a relevant field from a recognized institution.
  • Or, students must have a minimum average of grade B+ (75% or above) for UG studies.

Along with the minimum eligibility requirements, international students hailing from non-English speaking countries need to prove English proficiency through IELTS/TOEFL/any equivalent test.

Required Document List

Following are the required document:

  • Online application form and fees: Students have to fill the online form and submit the application fees. 
  • Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Two Professional References: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Personal Statement: It should include a brief overview of themselves, strengths, and any work experience and/or education that students have.
  • Transcripts: Students have to submit transcripts from all universities/colleges attended, World Education Services Assessments, and English Language Proficiency test scores.
  • Statement of Intent: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Confirmation of Employment Form:  Students must be emailed as an attachment by applicant or referee. 
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.

Application Deadline

Jan 15

Mar 31

Scores Required

100 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$32383$32383$32383$32383
Books and supplies$1012$1012$1012$1012
Total fees$33395$33395$33395$33395

Living Costs

HeadAvg Cost Per Year
Room and food$ 8,171


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Ranked #251/ 300

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Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Abdul Majid Bader Graduate Scholarship- Dalhousie University $40,000 Yes N/A
Killam Predoctoral Scholarships Variable Yes N/A
Paul Foundation scholarships $20,174 Yes N/A
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
Ontario Graduate Fellowship $8,459 Yes N/A
Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management Variable Yes 01 Apr, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships Variable Yes 03 Jan, 2021
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
JN Tata Endowment Scholarship Variable Yes 09 Mar, 2020
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VISA & Work Study


  • Students are required to get a study visa to study in Canada.
  • They may also need a Temporary Resident VISA (TRV) or an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the study visa is 112 USD and it is valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Dalhousie acceptance letter
    • Valid passport
    • Financial Evidence
    • A letter from their sponsoring agency 
    • Documents showing strong ties to their home country

Work Study

Students must have a work-study visa to work in Canada.

  • On-Campus Work: Students enrolled full time are eligible to work on-campus. Students can work no more than 10-15 hours per week.
  • Off-Campus Work: Students who are continually enrolled full time at Dalhousie University are eligible to work off-campus. Students can work 20 hours a week or full time during a scheduled break.
  • Co-Op Work Visa: If students are required to work as an integral part of the studies or enrolled in a co-op program, they may be permitted to work off-campus full time. Students will need a co-op work visa.

Career and Placement after Course

Graduates of JD/MBA degree holders may find job opportunities in

  • Investment Companies
  • Accounting Firms
  • Corporate Counsel Office
  • A lawyer with a Corporate
  • NGOs or government institutions.

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