Students are required to complete 86 credits in Law and 44 credits in the MBA program for a total of 130 credits. The program of study must be approved by the Assistant Dean, Students, at the Allard School of Law, and by the Director, Student Experience, in the Robert H. Lee Graduate School. The JD and MBA degrees will be conferred at the completion of the joint program after all requirements for both degrees have been met.
|JD Application deadline for 2017/2018*:
|December 1, 2017
|MBA Application deadlines for 2017/2018:
|November 1, 2017
||January 10, 2018
||February 28, 2018
||May 2, 2018
* If you are applying for both the JD and MBA at the same time, please ensure you meet the deadlines for both programs. If you’re applying as a first-year JD student, consider the MBA deadlines only.
JD/MBA applicants come from varied academic backgrounds and hail from all over the world. If you’re a driven, creative thinker committed to achieving academic and professional excellence, you will be a great fit for the program. Please note applicants to the JD/MBA program do not require professional work experience unlike candidates for the full-time MBA program who require a minimum of two years of experience.
For the complete admissions process, refer to UBC MBA admissions process.
1. Submit your application
Please submit your application and all supporting documents before the application deadline. Only when we receive it all, is your file considered "complete" and will be sent to the admissions committee for review. All submitted application materials, including irreplaceable documents, become the property of the UBC Sauder School of Business and will not be returned.
Note: If you have applied last year, you will need to create a new application with a new email address. Logging back into the application system with your last email address will bring up outdated application information, and your application will not be reviewed for this year's cycle.
|2017 Application deadlines
|November 2, 2016
||January 11, 2017
||March 1, 2017
||May 3, 2017
2. You are screened by the Admissions Committee
The Admissions Committee carefully evaluates your entire profile as presented through academic records, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, essays and letters of recommendation. Each application is assessed independently from other applications.
3. Admission interviews are held
All candidates being seriously considered for admission are interviewed. Interviews take place in person or by Skype or phone. The Robert H. Lee Graduate School will contact you directly if you are selected for an interview.
4. Your offer of admission
Upon receipt of an offer of admission, you must submit a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit in Canadian currency. This deposit will be credited towards your tuition.
1. Review the Admissions Requirements
- Academic Achievement
A Bachelor's degree* with a 76% average or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution.**
* Generally, a four-year degree is required. Three-year Bachelor’s are accepted from Australia, New Zealand, U.K., and Europe. Refer to this for details on each country.
**If the applicant has sufficient professional experience or presents sufficiently high GMAT/GRE scores, a lower average may be accepted, subject to approval of the Director of the Robert H. Lee Graduate School.
- GMAT or GRE
|550 GMAT with at least a 50th percentile in each test section or at least 150 GRE score on the verbal and quantitative section.
GRE: 310+ on
- Maturity, Motivation & Fit
Assessed through online application essays, resume, professional references and interview.
- English Proficiency
Applicants must be able to speak, comprehend, and write fluently in English. An English proficiency exam is required
for all candidates whose degrees are from a university outside Canada or the U.S.A. in which English was not the
official language of instruction. Accepted Exams: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International
English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic), Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic), Michigan
English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).
2. Complete the online application and pay application fee
- Try our Sample Resume to help you compose yours. Your resume can either be entered directly on your application or attached
- While working on your application, you can save your changes and revisit it until you are ready to pay the fee and submit the application.
- A non-refundable $125 CAD application fee (MasterCard or Visa only) must be paid for your application to be processed.
3. Keep records of your application
- Keep a printed copy of your application for your records
- A confirmation letter is emailed to you after you click 'Submit this Application' at the end of the process
- You may check the current status of your application online by entering your email address and password.
4. Submit all supporting documentation
Applications are not reviewed by the admissions committee until all of the following required supporting documentation is received in official form:
Important note regarding documents:
All submitted application materials, including irreplaceable documents, become the property of the UBC Sauder School of Business and will not be returned. Applications received or completed after the deadlines will be considered only if space is available.
If you have applied to our programs within the last two years, it is not necessary to submit new letters of reference and new transcripts unless you have undertaken further academic studies, as we retain all documentation for a two-year period.