At the completion of the four-year integrated program, the successful student is awarded both the Juris Doctor and the Master of Business Administration degree. Students typically begin the program in the Faculty of Law. The first year of study is identical to that of any first-year law students. The second year of the program is spent at the Rotman School, where students are enrolled in the same curriculum as first year MBA students (i.e. no time is spent in courses at the Law School.) The third and fourth years of the program are a hybrid of legal and business studies.
Students must achieve an average of “Pass with Merit” from those first year courses taken at the Faculty of Law.
Students may not take any courses for credit outside of the faculties of Law and Management except on an approved exchange program with permission from both faculties.
Year One: Faculty of Law
There are 8 required courses in first year law. In addition, the Faculty provides an Academic Orientation at the beginning of first year to acquaint first year students with the basic vocabulary of legal analysis and legal research. For a copy of the Syllabus and Academic Handbook please refer to the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law web site.
Year Two: Rotman School of Management
There are 15 required courses in the first year of the MBA program, which is broken into four, seven-week 'mini-semesters'. For a full list of courses please refer to the Rotman School of Management web site.
Years Three & Four
Students take a combination of courses in the Faculty of Law and the Rotman School of Management.
Faculty of Law
A total of 45 credits must be taken at the Faculty of Law. At least 10 credits of upper year law courses must be 'management-related'. These courses can be identified in the Law Syllabus under the following areas of concentration:
- Administrative law and regulation
- Business law
- Law and economics
- Labour law and social justice law.
Rotman School of Management
Successfully complete six elective courses at 2000 level at the Faculty of Management.
Note: Notwithstanding the Rotman School’s course selection process, students must meet the Faculty of Law course selection deadline.