Dual Degree Program (M.A./M.B.A.) Master of Arts in Higher Education and Master of Business Administration

Dual Degree Program (M.A./M.B.A.) Master of Arts in Higher Education and Master of Business Administration

Students in this program take courses both the Lynch School of Education and Human Development and the Carroll School of Management.

The joint program prepares students to assume leadership positions in such areas as financial management, resource planning, and technology management in universities and policy-making organizations.

At a Glance

How do I apply?

Applicants for the joint degree program apply to both degree program simultaneously and must be accepted separately into each program. Application materials are reviewed by each school's admission committee.


How many education courses?

The M.A. in Higher Education requires 11 education courses, for a total of 30 credits.


How many business courses?

The M.B.A requires 37 credits plus 2 elective courses.


How long will it take?

Full time students can typically complete the program in 3 years.


What will I study?

Dual degree students will complete the curriculum in the Master of Arts (M.A) in Higher Education program and the Boston College Master of  Business Administration (M.B.A.).  

Financial Assistance

Education should level the playing field. We feel the same way about financial aid.

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development provides more than $7.5 million in financial aid to students each year. As a result, the quality of BC’s instruction, the benefit of our alumni network, and the impact a BC degree will have on your employment options is both affordable and invaluable. 

Contact Us

  gsoe@bc.edu
  617-552-4214