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MA in International Relations/MBA - Master of Business Administration Boston University




Course info


The MA in International Relations & Master of Business Administration (IR MA & MBA) dual degree program meets the needs of students seeking careers in administrative management, international affairs, consulting, international banking, or finance. Students learn all the essential skills of business management through coursework at Questrom School of Business and couple that with an understanding of international politics, economics, and security issues learned through coursework in international relations. The entire degree program may be completed in five semesters if done full time.

Course Requirements

For students enrolled in the Full-Time MBA Program, the Master of Business Administration+MA in International Relations requires a total of 80 credits, including 32 IR credits, 40 Questrom credits, and 8 credits taken in either IR, Questrom, or, by permission, elsewhere in the University. For those students who are in the Professional Evening MBA Program, the degree requires 72 credits, consisting of 32 IR credits, 32 Questrom credits, and 8 credits taken in either IR, Questrom, or, by permission, elsewhere in the University. In addition to the course requirements listed below, remaining credits should be fulfilled through approved elective courses.

Core Course Requirements

Listings of courses that satisfy each of the IR core areas can be found online. IR requirements include one course in three of the following four IR core areas of study: Theory & Policy; Political Economy; Security Studies; Regional Studies.

Full-time students complete the standard 34-credit MBA core curriculum through study in Questrom plus 6 credits of MBA electives. Part-time students complete a similar, but distinct, 32-credit MBA core curriculum, and they are not required to complete electives to meet their minimum Questrom enrollment for this dual degree.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MA in International Relations/MBA - Master of Business Administration.

Full Time (5 semesters)

Tuition fees

$54,720.00 (40,10,943) per year


21 Jan, 02 Sep


Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies

121 Bay State Road,



02215, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Eligibility: Any well-qualified person with a four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university or with equivalent international education, at the time of enrollment, may apply for admission to the Pardee School of Global Studies; Applicants who have a three-year bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by India’s National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) may apply.

English proficiency

Minimum TOEFL Requirements - paper-based test: 550; internet-based test: Reading section – 21, Listening section – 21, Speaking section – 21, Writing section – 21.

Minimum IELTS Requirements - he overall band score of 7.0 is required for admission to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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