Academic Programs

Management

J.D./M.B.A. in Law and Management

Recognizing that the worlds of law and business have become increasingly interdependent and complex, the School of Law and the Boston University Questrom School of Business offer a dual degree program in law and management. More than ever before, attaining successful management results with limited resources is essential. Managers must be willing to set goals and standards, choose the best course of action from many alternatives, and assume responsibility for their decisions. The Questrom School of Business provides a management education that prepares graduates for results-oriented decision making. The School of Law provides students with the legal and analytical tools needed to understand how law affects management decisions. Students can complete their J.D./M.B.A. program in as little as four calendar years.

 

Program Requirements

Students may apply to the J.D. degree up to 12 credits of graduate-level work taken at the Questrom School of Business.
NOTE: Due to ABA accreditation requirements, the number of credits for an MBA course that may be applied to the J.D. degree may vary from what the Questrom School of Business offers for that course. Please check with the Law Registrar's Office to determine how many LAW credits apply to a Questrom course.

The Questrom School of Business allows dual degree students to apply a limited number of School of Law courses toward the M.B.A. degree. (An exception is that no law-taught management courses may be transferred to the Questrom School of Business for M.B.A. credit). The remaining requirements for the M.B.A. consist of 40 Questrom credit hours of required courses.

Courses in financial reporting, data analysis, and team learning provide a sound foundation for management decisions and for the functional courses that follow. Courses in finance, marketing, economics, and operations management build on this foundation to focus more specifically on the various roles of the manager. The diverse elements of the core curriculum are integrated in a "capstone" course, which focuses on the connections between business strategy and business process.

  • M.B.A. required courses:
    OB 712
    Managing Organizations and People (must be taken first)
    ES 707 Managing Career Growth-*NOTE: OB 712 and ES 707 are taught by the same professor and must be taken at the same time.*
    AC 711 Financial Reporting and Control
    MK 724 Marketing Management (must take AC 711 before or concurrently)
    QM 717 Data Analysis for Managerial Decision-Making (must take OB 712 before)
    FE 722 Financial Management (must take OB 712 and AC 711 before)
    FE 730 Economics and Management Decisions (must take OB 712 before; recommend taking QM 717 before)
    OM 726 Creating Value Through Operations and Technology (must take OB 712, AC 711, and QM 717 before; recommend taking MK 724 and FE 722 before)
    IS 711 IT Strategies for a Networked Economy (must take OB 712, AC 711, and QM 717 before)
    SI 751 Competition, Innovation and Strategy (must take OB 712, AC 711, MK 724 and OM 726 before). Recommend taking SP 751 in the fall or spring semesters.
    Executive Communications (One of these courses will meet the requirement: ES 700, ES 701).
    PL 700 Business Law & Ethics (course may be waived with completion of appropriate course work at LAW).

    Note: Questrom courses must be taken in a particular order. In addition, dual-degree students take evening Questrom courses (as the day courses are reserved for full-time MBA students).

 

Admissions Requirements

Students must apply separately to, and be accepted by, both the School of Law and the Questrom School of Business. Ordinarily, students apply to the Questrom School of Business before or during their first year at the School of Law, and begin the M.B.A. part time during their second year of law school.

For M.B.A. admissions:

  • Questrom School of Business application ( http://management.bu.edu/apply)
  • An official score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) OR the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) from the past 5 years (the LSAT will NOT be accepted in lieu of the GMAT or GRE)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • All three required essays
  • Official copies of all university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Current resume

Although work experience is not a requirement of admissions, many candidates do have some post-graduate work experience. As such, candidates with little or no work experience should be stronger in other admissions criteria, such as GPA and GMAT.

Application deadlines for Questrom: October 16th, January 8th, March 12th

For Questrom School of Business admissions information, contact Kyle MacDonald, Assistant Director of Admissions, 617-353-2670. For M.B.A. program information, contact Jane Holewinski, Assistant Director, Graduate Programs Office, Boston UniversityQuestrom School of Business at 617-353-2673.