MBA/MA in Medical Sciences
The Master of Business Administration/Master of Arts in Medical Sciences is offered as a dual degree, administered jointly by the School of Medicine’s Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and the School of Management. This unique dual degree offers an opportunity to combine a broad-based program in the medical sciences with professional study in health sector management and administration.
- Number of credits: 96
- Program length: 3 years
- Full time only
- Deadline to apply: Round 1—October 29, Round 2—January 7, Final Round—March 11
Students interested in completing this dual degree usually complete two semesters in the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences (GMS) and then register with the School of Management (SMG). Students must fulfill all program requirements for the MA in Medical Sciences program.
In addition to successfully completing 96 credits (64 MBA credits and 32 medical science credits), students must fulfill the thesis requirement for the MA in Medical Sciences to successfully complete this dual degree. The thesis should be based on research carried out by the candidate under the direct supervision of a faculty member who is selected by the candidate from the Graduate Medical Sciences faculty. This research project may involve library research only or a combination of library and laboratory (field) research. The thesis may be developed from a course paper with approval. Additionally, students must also complete a 400-hour internship relating to one aspect of the health sector during the summer after either their first or second year of the program.
Applicants interested in the joint MBA/MA in Medical Sciences should submit completed applications to both the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and the Graduate School of Management. Please see the application process pages for the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences and Graduate School of Management for more information.
Regardless of the deadline a student chooses to meet, if the student is not yet enrolled in either the MBA or the MA in Medical Science programs, applications to each school must be submitted at the same time.
Students who are currently enrolled in one portion of either of these two degrees, with permission of an advisor, may apply for this specialized dual degree. In these cases, the student must work with a counselor to formally apply for admission to the other school.
Upon acceptance, the Director of the dual degree program will review the applicant’s transcript and advise him or her on which courses may be taken to complete the combined dual degree requirements.
The School of Management will review applications when all of the following materials have been received:
- Application form, including answers to required essay questions
- Application fee of $125 payable to Boston University
- Current résumé
- Two letters of recommendation
- GMAT results (request official scores and include a copy with your application package); BU’s GMAT code is P42-5K-43; GMAT test scores are valid for 5 years
- Official copies of all university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
Please have all transcripts mailed to:
Boston University School of Management
Office of Graduate Admission
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Please note: The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required by the School of Management.