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:

Financial Reporting and Control: GSM AC 711

4 credits

An introduction to accounting, and an examination of how it helps in decision-making. Financial accounting (information needs of stockholders, creditors, and analysts) and managerial accounting (information needs of managers) are stressed equally. Topics covered include income statement and balance sheet format, purposes, and limitations; statement of cash flows; analysis of financial statements; cost behavior; use of relevant costs in decision making; budgeting; and divisional performance measurement.

FALL 2015: GSM AC 711 F1 , Sep 3rd to Dec 10th 2015
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R 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Porter SMG 208
SPRG 2016: GSM AC 711 F1 , Jan 25th to Apr 25th 2016
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M 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Andrade HAR 224

Managing Career Growth: GSM ES 707

1 credits

The MBA is simply a step along the path of a career. It provides the skills and tools necessary to take many steps forward, but you must manage where those steps lead and how. Managing Career Growth will provide you the understanding of how to managing your own career going forward. The class will cover: -Career self-assessment (interests, values and skills) -Networking and developmental relationships -Career management/advancement strategies -Developing your career marketing plan and professional portfolio. All with the purpose of providing a foundation to not only manage your next steps but continuously assess, network, market and manage yourself. You are indeed a business of one and you are the one responsible for managing that business.

SPRG 2016: GSM ES 707 P1 , Jan 4th to Jan 7th 2016
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
MTWR 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 1 Noble HAR 408

Financial Management: GSM FE 722

4 credits

Financial Management examines three sets of problems: 1) saving and investment decisions by households, 2) investment and financing decisions by corporations, and 3) the role of securities markets and financial intermediaries in the economy. Decisions today affect the timing of and uncertainty about future flows of income; both timing and risk determine the current value of those future flows. This course develops the tools required to analyze these decisions and their interaction within the financial system.

FALL 2015: GSM FE 722 F1 , Sep 14th to Dec 7th 2015
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
M 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Perez Orive SMG 304
SPRG 2016: GSM FE 722 F1 , Jan 19th to Apr 26th 2016
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T 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Palazzo HAR 315

Economics and Management Decisions: GSM FE 730

4 credits

The aim of the course is to present many of the decision problems managers face and to present the economic analysis they need to guide these decisions. In the first half of the course, microeconomic tools are used to structure complicated decision problems about production, pricing, investment, and other strategic issues, address uncertainty through probabilistic forecasts and sequential decisions. An additional goal is to distinguish different market structures and apply competitive strategies using game theory. In the second half, the focus shifts to the study of the national and global economic environments within which companies operate. We identify the drivers of fluctuations in GDP, inflation, interest and exchange rates, and other key features of the economies. Since governments play key roles in determining the fate of economies and companies, the final theme is the rationale for and efficacy of government policy tools.

FALL 2015: GSM FE 730 F1 , Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2015
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T 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Samuelson SMG 406
FALL 2015: GSM FE 730 G1 , Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2015
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W 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Steinbuch SMG 306
SPRG 2016: GSM FE 730 F1 , Jan 21st to Apr 28th 2016
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R 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Steinbuch HAR 404

IT Strategies for a Networked Economy: GSM IS 711

4 credits

This case-based course demonstrates the role that information technology plays in shaping business strategy and business models. It provides an overview of the key technologies that are important in today's business environment and introduces organization and management concepts relating to the information technology function. The course also illustrates the relationships between organizational performance and the ability to leverage knowledge assets.

FALL 2015: GSM IS 711 F1 , Sep 14th to Dec 7th 2015
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M 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Halford SMG 312
FALL 2015: GSM IS 711 G1 , Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2015
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W 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Halford SMG 408
SPRG 2016: GSM IS 711 F1 , Jan 21st to Apr 28th 2016
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R 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Koulopoulos HAR 310

Marketing Management: GSM MK 724

4 credits

This course provides a practical understanding of how business strategies and tactics are driven by marketing's dual focus on customers and competition. Students will learn how to leverage marketing tools and emerging technologies in the creation (e.g., customer insight, product and service design, branding), delivery (e.g., communication and distribution), and capture (e.g., pricing, customer life time value) of marketplace value. Across business contexts including B2C, B2B, products versus services, global versus domestic markets, small/medium/large organizations, for-profit versus social enterprises, the course builds the fundamental skills involved in analyzing market challenges and opportunities and making decisions for the formulation and implementation of successful and sustainable marketing programs.

FALL 2015: GSM MK 724 F1 , Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2015
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W 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Hambrick SMG 406
SPRG 2016: GSM MK 724 F1 , Jan 25th to Apr 25th 2016
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M 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Kaufmann HAR 211

Leading Organizations and People: GSM OB 712

4 credits

This course introduces you to some fundamental concepts, models and frameworks to help you become better acquainted with the organizations for which you work, the teams in which you work, the people with whom you work, and your own personal development. Specifically, this course considers: 1) how to develop yourselves as managers, 2) how to work well within teams, 3) how to assess and manage interpersonal dynamics, 4) how to structure more effective organizations, and 5) how to manage organizational change. Tying all of these elements together, we will devote particular attention to the traits, skills and behaviors that are indicative of good leadership and how organizations and managers can be transformed for better alignment with the business demands of the future.

FALL 2015: GSM OB 712 F1 , Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2015
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
T 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Barton SMG 208

Creating Value Through Operations and Technology: GSM OM 726

4 credits

This MBA core course is case-oriented and focuses on topics of use to managers in any environment: process analysis, process improvement, supply chain management, and strategic operations decision-making. The course emphasizes the importance of effectiveness and efficiency and evaluates the potential trade-offs between them.

FALL 2015: GSM OM 726 F1 , Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2015
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T 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Kadets SMG 322
FALL 2015: GSM OM 726 G1 , Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2015
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W 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Morrison SMG 322
SPRG 2016: GSM OM 726 F1 , Jan 19th to Apr 26th 2016
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T 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Kadets HAR 304

Introduction to Business Law: GSM PL 700

2 credits

This course will survey contemporary issues in selected areas of law and ethics. We will introduce pivotal areas of law, so that students begin to anticipate legal problems, analyze how to avoid them, and realize how legal principles can be employed to add value in their chosen fields. The subjects are torts, contracts, employment law, securities regulation and corporate governance. We expect that this overview of a few disciplines will encourage students to explore other legal topics relevant to their business interests. We will also offer an analytic structure that enables students to identify ethical issues in business, analyze options and make choices consistent with their own values.

FALL 2015: GSM PL 700 F1 , Sep 30th to Nov 11th 2015
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W 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 2 Kalisker SMG 324
FALL 2015: GSM PL 700 P1 , Aug 22nd to Aug 25th 2015
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SMT 9:00 am 4:00 pm 2 Samuelson SMG 315
SPRG 2016: GSM PL 700 F1 , Jan 20th to Mar 2nd 2016
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W 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 2 Fazendeiro HAR 222
SPRG 2016: GSM PL 700 P1 , Jan 7th to Jan 9th 2016
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
RFS 9:00 am 4:00 pm 2 Samuelson HAR 322

Data Analysis for Managerial Decision-Making: GSM QM 717

4 credits

The overall goal of this course is to improve student ability to learn from data, specifically to 1) assess the validity of conclusions that have been drawn from statistical analyses; 2) recognize the extent to which variation characterizes products and processes, and understand the implications of variation on organizational decisions when interpreting data; and 3) portray, summarize and analyze data to support operational and strategic decisions associated with the core business models. Students will increase their understanding of the use of probabilities to reflect uncertainty; how to interpret data in light of uncertainty to assess risk; and how to build and interpret regression models, which can be used to inform core business and organizational decisions.

FALL 2015: GSM QM 717 F1 , Sep 14th to Dec 7th 2015
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
M 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Pekoz SMG 306
SPRG 2016: GSM QM 717 F1 , Jan 20th to Apr 27th 2016
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W 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Zagorsky HAR 310

Competition, Innovation, and Strategy: GSM SI 751

4 credits

"Competition, Innovation, and Strategy" is an integrative course designed to capitalize on your understanding of Finance, Operations Management, Marketing, and other functional issues. The course draws on a number of academic disciplines, especially economics, organization theory, and sociology, to build a fundamental understanding of how and why some firms achieve and sustain superior performance. We also study why some firms persistently generate returns that are lower than average. The course is analytically focused and requires that you evaluate both the external environment and the internal capabilities of organizations. Corporate diversification and global management are important topics that are also featured.

FALL 2015: GSM SI 751 F1 , Sep 8th to Dec 8th 2015
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T 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Ziedonis SMG 324
FALL 2015: GSM SI 751 G1 , Sep 2nd to Dec 9th 2015
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
W 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Ziedonis SMG 310
SPRG 2016: GSM SI 751 F1 , Jan 20th to Apr 27th 2016
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
W 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Ziedonis HAR 315
SPRG 2016: GSM SI 751 G1 , Jan 19th to Apr 26th 2016
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
T 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 4 Ziedonis HAR 312

Executive Communications requirement:

Executive Presentation: GSM ES 700

1 credits

A presenter's delivery skills impact the audience's image of the presenter and the clarity of the message being communicated. A combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice and simulation, this course is designed to help you exercise leadership through verbal communication.

FALL 2015: GSM ES 700 F1 , Sep 2nd to Sep 23rd 2015
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W 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 1 Rogers SMG 324
FALL 2015: GSM ES 700 P1 , Aug 22nd to Aug 26th 2015
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S 9:00 am 4:00 pm 1 Bubriski SMG 322
MW 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 1 Bubriski SMG 322
SPRG 2016: GSM ES 700 P1 , Jan 5th to Jan 9th 2016
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
TR 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 1 Bubriski HAR 324
S 10:00 am 4:00 pm 1 Bubriski HAR 324

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Executive Written Communication: GSM ES 701

1 credits

This course is a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on practice. It's designed to help you exercise leadership through writing and understand how strategies of written communication are an essential aspect of effective management, working relationships in the network era, and overall business strategy.

FALL 2015: GSM ES 701 P1 , Aug 24th to Aug 27th 2015
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MTWR 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 1 Rogers SMG 312
SPRG 2016: GSM ES 701 P1 , Jan 5th to Jan 9th 2016
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TR 6:00 pm 9:00 pm 1 Rogers HAR 310
S 10:00 am 4:00 pm 1 Rogers HAR 310

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 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