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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 CollegesMBA+ Joint DegreesTrack(s)
Questrom School of Business MBA+ MS in Digital innovationFull-time
Graduate College of Arts and Sciences MBA+ MA in International Relations
MBA+ MA in Economics
Full-time, part-time
School of Law MBA+ JD
MBA+ JD (Three-Year Accelerated)
School of Medicine Health Sector MBA+ MDFull-time
School of Public Health Health Sector MBA+ MPHFull-time
College of Engineering MBA+ MS in Product Design & ManufactureFull-time, part-time

Admissions Process

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 [email protected] .

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.

Admissions Interviews

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

The Graduate Admissions Office will waive the application fee for current BU employees, as well as those who are members or alumni of the following programs:

  • The US Military
  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow MBA Fellows
  • The Peace Corps
  • AmeriCorps
  • Teach for America
  • City Year Corps
  • Education Pioneers
  • Historically Black Colleges
  • Hispanic Serving Institutions

To take advantage of this waiver, email [email protected] 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.

Program:Entry Date:Completed Application Received By:Admission Decision Sent By:Tuition Deposit Deadline:
Full-Time MBAAugust 2019October 17, 2018December 19, 2018January 30, 2019
January 2, 2019March 8, 2019April 3, 2019
March 18, 2019May 3, 2019May 22, 2019
Professional Evening MBA*August 2019October 17, 2018November 16, 2018December 12, 2018
January 2, 2019February 1, 2019February 27, 2019
March 18, 2019April 12, 2019May 8, 2019
May 2, 2018May 25, 2018June 13, 2018
January 2019September 12, 2018October 5, 2018October 31, 2018
October 17, 2018November 16, 2018December 12, 2018
November 7, 2018December 14, 2018January 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.


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