Dual JD/MBA in Health Sector Management

Boston University’s JD/MBA program in Law & Health Sector Management is intended to equip selected students with an understanding of the interaction of legal and management principles in the health sector, either in health delivery or in the biopharma/medical device industry, dependent upon students’ interests and subsequent course selections. Students in the program may earn both the JD and MBA degrees in an accelerated program of four-and-a-half, rather than the usual five, years.


Applicants interested in the joint MBA/JD in Health Sector Management should submit completed applications to both the School of Law and the Questrom School of Business. Regardless of the deadline you choose to meet, please be sure to submit your applications to each school at the same time.

The Questrom School of Business will review your application when you have submitted all of the following materials:

  • 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 Questrom School of Business
Graduate Admissions office
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Please note: The GMAT or GRE is required by the Questrom School of Business. The LSAT may not be substituted for the GMAT or GRE.

Course Requirements

In this program, students will complete the first year of the Law School curriculum and then begin taking Questrom courses part time during the first semester of their second year. They will then take one Questrom course each semester of the third year. Their final year and a half, students will take only Questrom courses to complete the dual degree. The JD is awarded by the Law School and the MBA is awarded by the Questrom School of Business.

Required Internship

Students must complete a 400-hour internship to gain practical experience in one facet of the health sector. Typically, students complete their internship requirement during a summer term.