When you take on an MBA+ Joint Degree through the Questrom School of Business, you maximize the unparalleled opportunities that only a world-class research institution like BU can provide.
We partner with several other top-ranked graduate schools on campus to create programs that enhance skill sets, launch careers, and bridge industries. Or, earn both degrees at Questrom with our MBA+ MS in Digital innovation, where you’ll find yourself immersed in a cutting-edge, hands-on learning environment at the intersection of business, analytics, technology, and design.
Whether you’re looking to boost your management savvy in the healthcare industry, gain critical business knowledge in the field of engineering, or tackle the latest issues in technology, when you join Questrom, you join a community of students whose ambition and agility are second to none.
The Graduate Admissions Committee considers the whole picture when reviewing applicants. We look at professional background, leadership skills, academic credentials, and diversity. We seek candidates who are team-oriented, who are prone to collaboration, and who consider themselves global citizens. Our goal: to create a class rich in ideas, cultures, and life experiences, so you expand your outlook and gain new insights.
Think we’re a good fit? We encourage applicants from all backgrounds—not just business—to apply to Questrom. Take a look at the various MBA+ Joint Degree programs we offer in partnership with BU’s other exceptional graduate schools and colleges:
|BU Schools and Colleges||MBA+ Joint Degrees||Track(s)|
|Questrom School of Business||MBA+ MS in Digital innovation||Full-time|
|Graduate College of Arts and Sciences||MBA+ MA in International Relations
MBA+ MA in Economics
|School of Law||MBA+ JD
MBA+ JD (Three-Year Accelerated)
|School of Medicine||Health Sector MBA+ MD||Full-time|
|School of Public Health||Health Sector MBA+ MPH||Full-time|
|College of Engineering||MBA+ MS in Product Design & Manufacture||Full-time, part-time|
Aside from the MBA+ MS in Digital innovation, which is housed solely within Questrom, admission to all other MBA+ Joint Degrees requires separate applications to both Questrom and the appropriate BU school or college associated with the joint degree. Candidates should refer to the application deadlines and admission decision dates for both schools to determine the best time to submit their application to each program.
For the MBA+ JD (non-accelerated), students who are already enrolled in the School of Law may apply to Questrom’s MBA program as a joint degree student. Students often apply before or during their first year of law school to begin the MBA program in their second year. In addition, students who are already enrolled in the School of Medicine can apply for the MBA+ MD at various points during their time as a medical student. Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office with any questions.
When you’re ready to apply, use our online application form for both degrees. You may submit one application per entry term, and you can check the status of an existing application at any time. Review our admissions checklist to stay on top of required materials, and be sure to keep an eye on deadlines, too.
Feel free to contact us with any questions along the way. We want the admissions process to be as simple and transparent as possible. Reach out to the Graduate Admissions Office at 617-353-2670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition & Financial Aid
While students are attending both Questrom and the school or college associated with their joint degree, they pay only one set of tuition to their “home” institution. For JD students, that would be the School of Law; MD students, the School of Medicine; and all other joint degrees, Questrom. Full-time tuition and financial aid information can be found here and part-time here. For Questrom’s MBA+ MS in Digital innovation, please refer to the full-time information.
If students exceed 18 credits in a given semester, they will be charged additional tuition. Students who take summer courses at Questrom while considered a student at another BU school or college must pay per credit for those courses.
As an MBA+ Joint Degree candidate, you’re eligible for merit-based scholarships to help finance the smart investment you’re making in Questrom and in your future. Please note that Questrom will not consider candidates applying to the MBA+ JD programs and the MBA+ MD program for scholarships, as these decisions are made by the School of Law and the School of Medicine.
The Graduate Admissions Office at Questrom keeps all MBA records on file for one year. We welcome your re-application to Questrom.
Each re-applicant is required to submit a new application form and fee ($125); an essay discussing updates or changes since the time of the previous application, as well as reasons for re-applying; an updated resume; a new letter of recommendation; official university-level transcripts (if the re-applicant has taken new coursework since the time of their first application); and updated GMAT or GRE results (if applicable).
For more information on the re-application process for the BU school or college associated with the joint degree, please reach out to that school’s admissions office directly.
The Questrom admissions committee interviews a significant number of applicants for our portfolio of graduate business programs. The interview is an evaluative component of the application process and is conducted by a member of the admissions committee. We offer pre-application interviews before our first deadline in October, as well as on an invitation-only basis once the application has been submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office. Throughout the year, all interviews will be offered on campus, via Skype, and in select off-campus locations.
Application Fee Waiver Eligibility
Application Fee Waiver Eligibility
The Graduate Admissions Office will waive the application fee for current BU employees, as well as for those who attended select admissions events. In addition, we will waive the application fee for those who are members or alumni of the following programs:
- The US Military
- Management Leadership for Tomorrow MBA Fellows
- The Peace Corps
- Teach for America
- City Year Corps
- Education Pioneers
- Historically Black Colleges
- Hispanic Serving Institutions
To take advantage of this waiver, email email@example.com once your application is ready for submission with your name and CAS ID number stating that you are eligible for an application fee waiver. Once we process your request, you’ll receive a follow-up email with additional instructions to submit your application. DO NOT click “submit and pay for programs” prior to receiving these instructions.*
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, your application fee waiver may take a few business days to process. If you submit this request before or on one of our application deadlines but do not receive a confirmation from us that same day, your application will still be considered on time for the deadline to which you applied.
*Please note: If you have been approved for an application fee waiver and are applying to one of our dual degree programs, the application fee waiver will be applied to your Questrom application only. You will still need to pay the required application fee for the other school at BU to which you are applying.
|Program:||Entry Date:||Completed Application Received By:||Admission Decision Sent By:||Tuition Deposit Deadline:|
|Full-Time MBA||August 2019||October 17, 2018||December 19, 2018||January 30, 2019|
|January 2, 2019||March 8, 2019||April 3, 2019|
|March 18, 2019||May 3, 2019||May 22, 2019|
|Professional Evening MBA*||August 2019||October 17, 2018||November 16, 2018||December 12, 2018|
|January 2, 2019||February 1, 2019||February 27, 2019|
|March 18, 2019||April 12, 2019||May 8, 2019|
|May 2, 2018||May 25, 2018||June 13, 2018|
|January 2019||September 12, 2018||October 5, 2018||October 31, 2018|
|October 17, 2018||November 16, 2018||December 12, 2018|
|November 7, 2018||December 14, 2018||January 4, 2019|
*Part-time track open to
MBA+ MA in International Relations,
MBA+ MA in Economics, and
MBA+ MS in Product Design & Manufacture
Students interested in the Professional Evening MBA program may apply for these dual degrees, but should be aware that the courses taken for the MS or MA portion of the dual degree are typically offered during the day.