MBA in Boston


Dear all,

I live in Boston, and I am having a bit of trouble figuring out which MBA I should do (I'd like to stay here.) Any thoughts on the following schools (keeping in mind I probably can't get into Harvard).

Boston University
UMass Boston
Boston Carroll
Hult
Northeastern
Dear all,

I live in Boston, and I am having a bit of trouble figuring out which MBA I should do (I'd like to stay here.) Any thoughts on the following schools (keeping in mind I probably can't get into Harvard).

Boston University
UMass Boston
Boston Carroll
Hult
Northeastern
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Duncan
Try: Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065

Unless Hult gains AACSB accreditation, I would not consider it. It doesn't even take part in the AACSB's survey, so I think it's probably not even trying to gain accreditation.
Try: Shortcut to find the best US MBA www.find-mba.com/board/36065

Unless Hult gains AACSB accreditation, I would not consider it. It doesn't even take part in the AACSB's survey, so I think it's probably not even trying to gain accreditation.
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ezra
The typical answer is probably to stick with the FT-ranked programs: you probably can't go wrong with BU or Boston - Carroll.

However, UMass Boston isn't a bad value for the price; it can be a good choice, especially for locals, depending on what your career goals are.

Not to mention Babson: great school if you are have an interest in entrepreneurship.

No shortage of good options in the area!
The typical answer is probably to stick with the FT-ranked programs: you probably can't go wrong with BU or Boston - Carroll.

However, UMass Boston isn't a bad value for the price; it can be a good choice, especially for locals, depending on what your career goals are.

Not to mention Babson: great school if you are have an interest in entrepreneurship.

No shortage of good options in the area!
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I see... I work in marketing, and I will probably stay in marketing. Is something like BU or UMass good for this? I don't think I would need to do a specialization, because I think I already have a good grasp on marketing. I am more looking for upward growth, rather than branching out, function-wise.

The other cost-cutting alternative would be to do a part time program, and try to keep my current job. Although, I was looking forward to having some time off of work to focus on my studies...
I see... I work in marketing, and I will probably stay in marketing. Is something like BU or UMass good for this? I don't think I would need to do a specialization, because I think I already have a good grasp on marketing. I am more looking for upward growth, rather than branching out, function-wise.

The other cost-cutting alternative would be to do a part time program, and try to keep my current job. Although, I was looking forward to having some time off of work to focus on my studies...
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Duncan
BU is much better than UMass Boston; I am sure you know that already.
BU is much better than UMass Boston; I am sure you know that already.
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ralph
A part-time option wouldn't be a terrible idea, especially if you intended on staying in your current organization (in which case, your firm might be willing to share the cost with you, because it's in their best interest, as well.)

And a few of these Boston-based business schools do have well-regarded part-time or flexible options. Carroll's is the highest-ranked in the Businessweek part-time ranking, but Babson and Boston University place well too...
A part-time option wouldn't be a terrible idea, especially if you intended on staying in your current organization (in which case, your firm might be willing to share the cost with you, because it's in their best interest, as well.)

And a few of these Boston-based business schools do have well-regarded part-time or flexible options. Carroll's is the highest-ranked in the Businessweek part-time ranking, but Babson and Boston University place well too...
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tnorton
Hello Carl,
I just wanted to add that UMass Boston was recently ranked 48 by QS World MBA. We offer a flexible program, students are able to complete the program at the pace that works best for their personal schedule. Majority of our courses are offered in the evening with some online course offerings as well. You mentioned that you are in marketing, we offer a wide range of marketing electives and also have the Venture Development Center. If you want to learn more about the MBA at UMass Boston, check our website out http://www.umb.edu/academics/cm/masters_programs/mba we have upcoming information sessions and if you are interested, you can visit the campus, sit in on a course, or speak to a current student.

Best wishes during your search
Hello Carl,
I just wanted to add that UMass Boston was recently ranked 48 by QS World MBA. We offer a flexible program, students are able to complete the program at the pace that works best for their personal schedule. Majority of our courses are offered in the evening with some online course offerings as well. You mentioned that you are in marketing, we offer a wide range of marketing electives and also have the Venture Development Center. If you want to learn more about the MBA at UMass Boston, check our website out http://www.umb.edu/academics/cm/masters_programs/mba we have upcoming information sessions and if you are interested, you can visit the campus, sit in on a course, or speak to a current student.

Best wishes during your search
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Thanks for the info.
Thanks for the info.
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ravi9009
Hey, I realize this is an old discussion but did you select from one of these MBA programs? I'm trying to decide whether it's better to do a full time MBA or a part time one and stay in my current job. There are pros and cons to both, and I'm currently weighing them. I'm looking at BU, Suffolk, and UMass mainly.
Hey, I realize this is an old discussion but did you select from one of these MBA programs? I'm trying to decide whether it's better to do a full time MBA or a part time one and stay in my current job. There are pros and cons to both, and I'm currently weighing them. I'm looking at BU, Suffolk, and UMass mainly.
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Hey there, no I did not go with any of these. I decided to do an online MBA instead. Good luck!
Hey there, no I did not go with any of these. I decided to do an online MBA instead. Good luck!
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mba hipste...
There are pros and cons to both, and I'm currently weighing them. I'm looking at BU, Suffolk, and UMass mainly.

In terms of the full-time programs, Boston University is probably the best of the bunch, generally speaking. (Although Suffolk might be better for certain career paths like nonprofit management, and UMass maybe for healthcare, arguably..)

For part-time options have you looked at Boston College's Evening MBA program? It's well respected and I've heard good things about it.
[quote]There are pros and cons to both, and I'm currently weighing them. I'm looking at BU, Suffolk, and UMass mainly.[/quote]
In terms of the full-time programs, Boston University is probably the best of the bunch, generally speaking. (Although Suffolk might be better for certain career paths like nonprofit management, and UMass maybe for healthcare, arguably..)

For part-time options have you looked at Boston College's Evening MBA program? It's well respected and I've heard good things about it.
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ravi9009
Good to know, thanks!
Good to know, thanks!
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UMass vs. UMass - what's the verdict?
UMass vs. UMass - what's the verdict?
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mba hipste...
UMass vs. UMass - what's the verdict?


BU
[quote]UMass vs. UMass - what's the verdict?[/quote]

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