Choosing between Boston Uni or HULT


ptha20

I am from Thailand, my GPA is 3.0 and will do GMAT soon but I am looking between these two universities. Is the one year MBA at boston hard? For my HULT is kind of easy to get in and easy to graduate and Boston seems kind of more intense.

I am from Thailand, my GPA is 3.0 and will do GMAT soon but I am looking between these two universities. Is the one year MBA at boston hard? For my HULT is kind of easy to get in and easy to graduate and Boston seems kind of more intense.
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Duncan

What are your goals?

The number of courses seems very similar between these two programs, and the fees are both around $70k. BU will be better educationally, since the faculty will be professional educators as well as PhD scholars - two major differences from Hult's use of part-time teachers from the business community. Boston will have have a much more substantial alumni network and a serious careers service.

If you just want to spend time in Boston and get a masters degree, why not visit the Harvard Summer School four years in a row? http://www.extension.harvard.edu/degrees-certificates You'll get an amazing degree for less cost, avoid the winters, and not have to give up your job.

What are your goals?

The number of courses seems very similar between these two programs, and the fees are both around $70k. BU will be better educationally, since the faculty will be professional educators as well as PhD scholars - two major differences from Hult's use of part-time teachers from the business community. Boston will have have a much more substantial alumni network and a serious careers service.

If you just want to spend time in Boston and get a masters degree, why not visit the Harvard Summer School four years in a row? http://www.extension.harvard.edu/degrees-certificates You'll get an amazing degree for less cost, avoid the winters, and not have to give up your job.
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ptha20

What are your goals?

The number of courses seems very similar between these two programs, and the fees are both around $70k. BU will be better educationally, since the faculty will be professional educators as well as PhD scholars - two major differences from Hult's use of part-time teachers from the business community. Boston will have have a much more substantial alumni network and a serious careers service.

If you just want to spend time in Boston and get a masters degree, why not visit the Harvard Summer School four years in a row? http://www.extension.harvard.edu/degrees-certificates You'll get an amazing degree for less cost, avoid the winters, and not have to give up your job.


thx duncan, my goal is to get a master degree in business or entrepreneurship. My bachelor is in communication arts and now I want to learn business skills to run my family business of operating a facial clinic in bangkok, Thailand. I do not like heavy study materials and in my mind those harvard and high ranking universities are kind of stressful and need hard work and commitment so I guess I am looking for a good education university that is not that strict.

<blockquote>What are your goals?

The number of courses seems very similar between these two programs, and the fees are both around $70k. BU will be better educationally, since the faculty will be professional educators as well as PhD scholars - two major differences from Hult's use of part-time teachers from the business community. Boston will have have a much more substantial alumni network and a serious careers service.

If you just want to spend time in Boston and get a masters degree, why not visit the Harvard Summer School four years in a row? http://www.extension.harvard.edu/degrees-certificates You'll get an amazing degree for less cost, avoid the winters, and not have to give up your job. </blockquote>

thx duncan, my goal is to get a master degree in business or entrepreneurship. My bachelor is in communication arts and now I want to learn business skills to run my family business of operating a facial clinic in bangkok, Thailand. I do not like heavy study materials and in my mind those harvard and high ranking universities are kind of stressful and need hard work and commitment so I guess I am looking for a good education university that is not that strict.
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Duncan

Why are you looking only at two schools in Boston?

I would suggest you consider a masters that's really focussed on entrepreneurship, rather than a traditional MBA. Ideally look for a programme that has one, or more, courses about family business. Some suggestions:-
USA/China/France: http://www.msc-entrepreneurship.com/
France: EDHEC has family business courses in both its MSc and as a concentration in its MBA: http://msc-entrepreneurship.edhec.com/news/edhec-news/a-centre-devoted-to-research-into-and-training-for-family-businesses-170544.kjsp
Britain: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/ma/N103.html
Germany: http://www.uni-wh.de/en/economics/family-business-management-msc/
Netherlands: http://www.rsm.nl/master/msc-programmes/msc-entrepreneurship-new-business-venturing/
Spain: http://www.esade.edu/management/eng/programmes/master-international-management/content

Why are you looking only at two schools in Boston?

I would suggest you consider a masters that's really focussed on entrepreneurship, rather than a traditional MBA. Ideally look for a programme that has one, or more, courses about family business. Some suggestions:-
USA/China/France: http://www.msc-entrepreneurship.com/
France: EDHEC has family business courses in both its MSc and as a concentration in its MBA: http://msc-entrepreneurship.edhec.com/news/edhec-news/a-centre-devoted-to-research-into-and-training-for-family-businesses-170544.kjsp
Britain: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/business/ma/N103.html
Germany: http://www.uni-wh.de/en/economics/family-business-management-msc/
Netherlands: http://www.rsm.nl/master/msc-programmes/msc-entrepreneurship-new-business-venturing/
Spain: http://www.esade.edu/management/eng/programmes/master-international-management/content
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mba hipste...

How much work experience do you have? At Boston University, the average is around 5 years, so if you have substantially less than that it will be an issue. Hult tends to be more flexible in this sense.

I do not like heavy study materials and in my mind those harvard and high ranking universities are kind of stressful and need hard work and commitment so I guess I am looking for a good education university that is not that strict.

Then honestly, maybe an MBA is not for you. Any accredited MBA program is going to be a lot of work, and while a school like Harvard may be more competitive, the course load and time commitment won't be that much less at schools like BU or Hult.

How much work experience do you have? At Boston University, the average is around 5 years, so if you have substantially less than that it will be an issue. Hult tends to be more flexible in this sense.

<blockquote>I do not like heavy study materials and in my mind those harvard and high ranking universities are kind of stressful and need hard work and commitment so I guess I am looking for a good education university that is not that strict.</blockquote>
Then honestly, maybe an MBA is not for you. Any accredited MBA program is going to be a lot of work, and while a school like Harvard may be more competitive, the course load and time commitment won't be that much less at schools like BU or Hult.
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