Partner School: Questrom School of Business

Program Length: 8 semesters

Recognizing that the worlds of law and business have become increasingly interdependent and complex, the School of Law and the 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 JD/MBA program in as little as four calendar years.

Program Requirements

Students may apply to the JD 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 JD 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 MBA degree. (An exception is that no law-taught management courses may be transferred to the Questrom School of Business for MBA credit). The remaining requirements for the MBA 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.

MBA required courses:

  • Competition, Innovation, and Strategy: GSM SI 751
  • Creating Value Through Operations and Technology: GSM OM 726
  • Data Analysis for Managerial Decision-Making: GSM QM 717
  • Economics and Management Decisions: GSM FE 730
  • Financial Management: GSM FE 722
  • Financial Reporting and Control: GSM AC 711
  • Introduction to Business Law: GSM PL 700
  • IT Strategies for a Networked Economy: GSM IS 711
  • Leading Organizations and People: GSM OB 712
  • Managing Career Growth: GSM ES 707
  • Marketing Management: GSM MK 724

Executive Communications requirement:

  • Executive Presentation: GSM ES 700

OR

  • Executive Written Communication: GSM ES 701

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). Also, please note that Pemba Launch (MG 705) is also an MBA required course.

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 MBA part time during their second year of law school. The Accelerated Three-Year JD/MBA program is an option available only to students prior to their enrollment in the School of Law.

For MBA admissions:

  • Questrom School of Business application
  • 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
  • Two 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 14th, January 6th, March 23rd, May 4th

Contact Information

Jen Connors
Assistant Director of Admissions
Questrom School of Business
617-353-2670
connje01@bu.edu

Jane Holewinksi
Assistant Director, Graduate Programs Office
Questrom School of Business
617-353-2673
janehol@bu.edu