2024-2025 Catalog

Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration

MBA with a Concentration in Business Essentials

The curriculum requirements of the MBA/JD program are determined by the respective schools.

109 total credits are required; 72 credits must be taken in required/elective law school courses (see the Law School Academic Catalog for specific requirements) and 36 graduate credits must be taken in the Sawyer Business School.

Final programs are approved by the associate deans of each school. Degrees will be awarded when all degree requirements for both programs are fulfilled.

Contextualize: From Boston to the World (8 credits)

Must be taken as early in the program as possible.
MBA-700Leadership Lab

1

MBA-701Values Based Decision Making

1

MBA-710Understanding World Class Clusters

3

MBA-721Collaborate

3

Business Fundamental Courses (9 credits)

Must be taken as early in the program as possible.
MBA-641Financial Information for Business Management

1.5

MBA-651Financial Management for Business Decisions

1.5

MBA-661Marketing in a Changing World

1.5

MBA-671Operations Management in a Competitive Global Environment

1.5

MBA-715Integrate Business Fundamentals

3

Understand Business Fundamentals (3 credits)

MBA-730Innovative Thinking

3

Travel Seminar Requirement (3 credits)

Choose one. 
MBA-740Immerse- Travel Seminar

3

HLTHIB-870Global Travel Seminar: Comparative Analysis of the Healthcare Systems in England and United States

3

Required Analytics Course (3 credits)

Choose one course from the following.
ACCT-824Big Data and Financial Statement Analytics

3

FIN-830Introduction to FinTech

3

FIN-841Financial Forecasting

3

FIN-882Applied Risk Management

3

FIN-890Data Analytics and Credit Risk

3

HLTH-805Big Data and Analytics for Health and Healthcare

3

ISOM-730Python for Business Analytics

3

ISOM-801Solving Business Problems Using Advanced Excel

3

ISOM-821Data Management and Modeling

3

ISOM-835Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning

3

ISOM-845Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, and Storytelling

3

ISOM-851Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Operations, and Analytics

3

MKT-870Advanced Marketing Analytics With R

3

Construct the Big Picture (7 credits)

MBA-745Contextualizing Values Based Decision Making

1

MBA-750Building Global Connections

3

MBA-760World Class Strategies

3

Lead and Implement Change (3 credits)

Must be taken as late in the program as possible.
MBA-770Leading and Implementing Change

3

MBA

The curriculum requirements of the MBA/JD program are determined by the respective schools.

109 total credits are required; 72 credits must be taken in required/elective law school courses (see the Law School Academic Catalog for specific requirements) and 36 graduate credits must be taken in the Sawyer Business School.

Final programs are approved by the associate deans of each school. Degrees will be awarded when all degree requirements for both programs are fulfilled.

Contextualize: From Boston to the World (8 credits)

Must be taken as early in the program as possible.
MBA-700Leadership Lab

1

MBA-701Values Based Decision Making

1

MBA-710Understanding World Class Clusters

3

MBA-721Collaborate

3

Understand Business Fundamentals (3 credits)

MBA-730Innovative Thinking

3

Travel Seminar Requirement (3 credits)

Choose one. 
MBA-740Immerse- Travel Seminar

3

HLTHIB-870Global Travel Seminar: Comparative Analysis of the Healthcare Systems in England and United States

3

Construct the Big Picture (7 credits)

MBA-745Contextualizing Values Based Decision Making

1

MBA-750Building Global Connections

3

MBA-760World Class Strategies

3

Lead and Implement Change (3 credits)

Must be taken as late in the program as possible.
MBA-770Leading and Implementing Change

3

MBA Electives (12 credits)

The curriculum requires four courses (12 credits) of MBA electives, or an option of completing a three-course (nine credit) concentration with an open three-credit MBA elective. At least one elective must be an approved analytics course. The courses must be taken within the Sawyer Business School and be 800 level or above. A select number of 700-level Healthcare and Nonprofit electives are acceptable. The availability of elective courses varies by semester.

 

Concentrations include:

 

 

The schedule of when courses within a concentration are offered vary by semester.

Students who declare a concentration must submit an SBS Graduate Program Concentration Request Form. Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor before they declare a concentration.

The concentration appears on the transcript, not the diploma.

Below is a list of approved electives. 

 

 

Required Analytics Course

 
ACCT-824Big Data and Financial Statement Analytics

3

FIN-830Introduction to FinTech

3

FIN-841Financial Forecasting

3

FIN-882Applied Risk Management

3

FIN-890Data Analytics and Credit Risk

3

HLTH-805Big Data and Analytics for Health and Healthcare

3

ISOM-730Python for Business Analytics

3

ISOM-801Solving Business Problems Using Advanced Excel

3

ISOM-821Data Management and Modeling

3

ISOM-835Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning

3

ISOM-845Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, and Storytelling

3

ISOM-851Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Operations, and Analytics

3

MKT-870Advanced Marketing Analytics With R

3

Accounting

ACCT-800Graduate Financial Accounting I

3

ACCT-801Graduate Financial Accounting I

3

ACCT-802Graduate Financial Accounting II

3

ACCT-804Cost and Managerial Accounting

3

ACCT-805Auditing and Assurance Services

3

ACCT-806Fraud Examination

3

ACCT-824Big Data and Financial Statement Analytics

3

ACCT-861Leadership in the Financial Professions

3

ACCT-865Accounting Information Systems

3

ACCT-871Not-For-Profit and Governmental Accounting

3

ACCT-910Directed Individual Study in Accounting

3

Business Law and Ethics

Entrepreneurship

MGES-843Business Opportunities Using Design Thinking and Biomimicry

3

MBA-920Master of Business Administration Student Business Clinic

3

Finance and Managerial Economics

FIN-800Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation

3

FIN-808General Theory in Corporate Finance

3

FIN-810Investment Analysis

3

FIN-816Risk Management in Banking and Finance

3

FIN-818Financial Econometrics

3

FIN-820Financial Policy

3

FIN-825International Finance

3

FIN-830Introduction to FinTech

3

FIN-831Portfolio Management

3

FIN-835Behavioral Finance

3

FIN-841Financial Forecasting

3

FIN-880Investment Banking

3

FIN-882Applied Risk Management

3

FIN-890Data Analytics and Credit Risk

3

FIN-910Directed Individual Study

3

FIN-920Master of Science in Finance Graduate Internship

3

Healthcare Administration

HLTH-705Health Systems I: Healthcare in the U.S.

3

HLTH-707Evidence-Based Healthcare Management

3

HLTH-710Healthcare Accounting and Financial Management

3

HLTH-720Health Systems II: Economics, Law, and Policy

3

HLTH-730Healthcare Operations Management and Performance Improvement

3

HLTH-740Healthcare Management and Human Resources

3

HLTH-805Big Data and Analytics for Health and Healthcare

3

HLTH-807Innovation: The Future of Healthcare

3

HLTH-810Quality, Patient Safety, and Patient Experience

3

HLTH-840Innovation and Strategic Management in Healthcare

3

HLTH-842Global Health

3

Information Systems and Operations Management

ISOM-631Data Analytics with Python

3

ISOM-730Python for Business Analytics

3

ISOM-801Solving Business Problems Using Advanced Excel

3

ISOM-821Data Management and Modeling

3

ISOM-825Enterprise Data Management

3

ISOM-827Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence

3

ISOM-829Advanced Data Management Leveraging ETL Tools

3

ISOM-835Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning

3

ISOM-837From Data Mining to Business Insights

3

ISOM-840Security and Privacy

3

ISOM-845Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, and Storytelling

3

ISOM-851Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Operations, and Analytics

3

ISOM-861Project Management: Gaining Competitive Advantage

3

ISOM-910Directed Individual Study

3

Marketing

MKIB-817International Marketing

3

MKIB-819Global Perspectives in Consumer Marketing

3

MKT-810Marketing Research for Managers

3

MKT-814Strategic Marketing

3

MKT-818Global Product Innovation

3

MKT-845Advanced Digital Analytics

3

MKT-855Digital Marketing Challenges

3

MKT-860Qualitative Methods and Customer Insights

3

MKT-870Advanced Marketing Analytics With R

3

MKT-877Customer Experience: a Neuromarketing Perspective

3

MKT-898Consulting Project

3

MKT-910Directed Study in Marketing

3

MKT-920Marketing Internship

3

Organizational Behavior

MGOB-725Managerial Skills

3

MGOB-810Emotional Intelligence

3

MGOB-825Human Resource Management

3

MGOB-835Managing Difficult People at Work

3

MGOB-841Bldg Inclusive Organizations

3

MGOB-855Conflict and Negotiation

3

Public Administration including Nonprofit Management

P.AD-711Foundations of Public Service and Administration

3

P.AD-712Information Based Management

3

P.AD-715Quantitative Analysis

3

P.AD-716Public Service Human Resource Management

3

P.AD-718Leadership Strategies for an Interconnected World

3

P.AD-810Public Sector Admin Law

3

P.AD-811Politics of Federal Bureaucracy

3

P.AD-815Nonprofit Management

3

P.AD-817Administrative Strategies of State and Local Government

3

P.AD-819Grant Writing and Management

3

P.AD-822Public Management Information Systems

3

P.AD-823The U.S. Health System

3

P.AD-827Financing State & Local Government

3

P.AD-828Public Service Communication

3

P.AD-831Civic Innovation and Citizen Engagement

3

P.AD-832Health Policy

3

P.AD-838Ethics in Public Service

3

P.AD-839Leadership and Decision Making in Action

3

P.AD-840Comparative Public Policy

3

P.AD-842Workplace and Labor Law

3

P.AD-848Nonprofit Law and Ethics

3

P.AD-849Revenue Strategies for Nonprofits

3

P.AD-900Special Topics

3

P.AD-910Individual Study in Public Service

1-6

Strategic Management

MGSM-833Corporate Innovation

3

MGSM-834Mergers and Acquisitions

3

MGT-910Directed Study in Management

3

Taxation

TAX-801Federal Taxation of Income

3

TAX-802Taxation of Property Transactions

3

TAX-861Tax Research

3

TAX-862Taxation of Corporations

3

TAX-863Taxation of Pass-Through Entities

3

TAX-865International Taxation Outbound

3

TAX-867Mergers and Acquisitions Taxation

3