Schulich MBA/JD program ranked top 10 in North America

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The dual degree Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor (MBA/JD) program offered by York University’s Schulich School of Business with Osgoode Hall Law School was recently named among the top 10 business and law programs in North America by FIND MBA, a leading management education website.

The Schulich/Osgoode program was ranked alongside other dual degree programs delivered by Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia and Chicago.

Established in 1972, the joint MBA/JD was the first degree program of its kind in Canada and one of the first in all of North America.

“The program equips students with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of both business and law,” says Schulich Dean Detlev Zwick. “Over the years, the MBA/JD has produced a large number of outstanding graduates who have excelled in a wide range of fields.”

Some of the program’s high-profile graduates include: Kathleen Taylor (MBA/JD ’84, Hon LLD ’14), Chair of the Royal Bank of Canada; Marianne Harris (MBA/JD ’83), former president of corporate and investment banking at Merrill Lynch and a member of the board of directors of Sun Life, Loblaw, President’s Choice Bank and Public Sector Pension Investment Board; Rob Wildeboer (MBA/JD ’85), co-founder and executive chairman of Martinrea International Inc.; and Terry Kawaja (MBA/JD ’89), former global head of media M&A at Citigroup and Credit Suisse First Boston and founder and CEO of LUMA Partners.