Boston University (BU) Questrom School of Business

Rafik B. Hariri Building
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States

www.bu.edu

Full-Time MBA facts

  • Tuition 103,832

  • Duration 24 months

  • Class Size 164

  • Women 43%

  • Intakes August

  • Int'l Students 33%

  • Average GMAT 680

  • Avg. Work Exp. 5.0 yrs

  • Top Placement Industries *

    Technology (28%)

    Health Care / Pharmaceuticals (23%)

    Consulting (19%)

    Financial Services (11%)

    Non-Profit (4%)

  • Top Placement Functions *

    Consulting (30%)

    General Management (20%)

    Marketing (16%)

    Finance (11%)

    Information Technology (9%)

  • Ranked 30 BusinessWeek EMBA 2013
    37 BW Part-Time 2015
    49 BusinessWeek US 2017
    49 Economist EMBA 2015
    51 Economist MBA 2017
    86 FT Global MBA 2018

  • Listed in Top Schools for Healthcare
    Top Schools for Public Sector
    Top Schools for Nonprofit

  • Accreditation AACSB

Full Profile

The Program

School of Management's atrium

School of Management's atrium

Our master's programs allow you to tailor your studies to your specific career aspirations. Questrom has a distinctly personalized approach that offers students more paths to a degree than almost any other school. In addition to outstanding options for full-time and part-time MBA study, students can benefit from the wealth of resources at BU by pursuing one of the available dual degree programs.

We have evolved our curricula to integrate the three most vital and rapidly growing sectors of the world economy: health & life sciences, digital technology, and social enterprise & sustainability. We’ve infused more discussions of ethics and social responsibility throughout and added more internationally based cases and options for international experiences. Students will acquire the global and ethical frameworks they'll need in a world facing massive economic, commercial, and social challenges. If students choose the Two-Year MS-MBA Program (MBA and MS in Information Systems) or a specialty in Social Impact MBA or Health Sector Management, they'll be able to further personalize their courses of study to match their goals.

The Professional Evening MBA (PEMBA) at BU is the part-time route to accelerating students' full-time career advancement and making their personal plans a reality. PEMBA students build the same foundation in the traditional management disciplines as, and take electives with, full-time students, but complete their MBAs on their own terms and around their own commitments.

Other options for graduate study include MS in Management Studies (MSMS), a unique one-year program that builds a bridge to business for recent graduates with a background in areas like science, math, technology, engineering, digital communications, economics, and more. An additional year of study, the MSMS adds management expertise to your skillset so that you can go farther faster in your career. 

Our 17-month MS in Mathematical Science program (MSMF) offers a careful integration of practical domains of mathematics with an in-depth study of the theory and practice of modern finance. 

Graduates of every program at the Questrom School of Business stand out as builders and leaders. They rise rapidly in their careers. And they develop the staying power needed in an era when technological advancement drives innovation and competitive advantage—in every department of every organization, in all sectors.

The University

Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research. With more than 33,000 students, it is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States. BU consists of 17 schools and colleges, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission. In 2012, BU joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.

The Business School

Rafik B. Hariri building

Rafik B. Hariri building

Boston University Questrom School of Business marked its 100th anniversary in September 2013. Our proud history includes being one of the very first to admit women, and establishing an MBA in 1925. The School was an early founder of research institutes and one of the nation’s very first to institute specific curricula addressing nonprofit and health care management. We created the Center for Team Learning and the first MS•MBA, a high tech dual-degree that merges technology with today’s business needs. We taught entrepreneurial studies before it had a formal name. We pioneered the move from the operations- and financially-based management models of the past into the network-centric curriculum of contemporary times.

We see our centennial as a reason not to look back, but to look forward and continue to break ground. In a world that is increasingly smaller, we are continually evolving our curricula to address the emerging needs of the next few decades. Today, leaders need to be able to anticipate change, harness it, and make it work for their organizations. They need to be nimble and aware, open and proactive. They need to find ways to add value to their organizations, their communities, and the world.

On March 30, 2015, the School proudly announced its new name, thanks to a generous gift from Allen Questrom (’64) and his wife, Kelli, and the Allen & Kelli Questrom Foundation. Allen Questrom is a retailing industry icon, having successfully transformed several of the nation’s largest department and specialty stores, including JCPenney, Neiman Marcus, and Barneys New York. At $50 million, their gift is the largest in BU history, and furthers the School’s commitment to developing the next generation of innovative leaders.

Daring convention. Thinking dynamically. Leading with heart. Considering the world. We are Boston University Questrom School of Business.

The Faculty

Teaching in Digital Learning Studio

Teaching in Digital Learning Studio

Our faculty members are applied researchers, investment market experts, entrepreneurs, inventors, and authors of best-selling business books and textbooks.

The Questrom School of Business is an exciting environment for research and learning, with 130 total full-time faculty members, eight academic departments, five research centers, hundreds of annual publications, frequently honored faculty members, and dozens of department seminars each semester.

Entry Requirements

Deadlines vary according to program. Please review our deadlines chart for more information: http://www.bu.edu/questrom/admissions/deadlines/

Application requirements also vary by program. Requirements include an online application form, including essays; a current resume; two letters of recommendation; all university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate); GMAT or GRE results; IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL results; and 3 required essays (MSIM and MSMF programs only). Please visit our application checklist for more information:

http://www.bu.edu/questrom/admissions/graduate-programs/full-time-mba/admissions-checklist/

Application Procedure

The Graduate Admission Office promises you'll have a thoughtful and timely response to your completed application. We're here to provide you with support during the admissions process, and to make the experience as transparent as possible while maintaining your privacy.

The admission process can vary by program. Please visit our website to learn more about graduate admissions and to contact our team:

http://www.bu.edu/questrom/admissions/graduate-programs/full-time-mba/

Tuition and Fees

Tuition, fees, and other expenses vary by program. Please visit our website for more information:

http://www.bu.edu/questrom/admissions/graduate-programs/full-time-mba/tuition-financial-aid/

Financial Aid

Boston University School of Management offers academic merit scholarships. All applicants to the full-time programs are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Tuition and scholarship information varies by program. 80% of the 2014 entering full-time MBA class received scholarship assistance with the average award exceeding $25,000 per year.

Please visit our website for more information:

http://www.bu.edu/questrom/admissions/graduate-programs/full-time-mba/tuition-financial-aid/

Location

Boston, home to approximately 60 colleges and universities, hosts more than 100,000 students during the academic year, and all the businesses, entertainment venues, and cultural activities that cater to them. With all the universities, libraries, technology centers, and financial institutions, the city boasts possibly more researchers and PhDs per capita than anywhere else on Earth. That means an unparalleled concentration of intellectual, business, entrepreneurial, and scientific organizations that seek and reward a constant inflow of fresh young minds with new energy and new ideas. Learn more about our resources in the Boston area: http://www.bu.edu/questrom/about/

Accommodation

On-campus apartments for graduate students are available through BU's Office of Rental Property Management: http://www.bu.edu/rpm/. An off-campus housing listing service is also maintained: http://www.bu.edu/offcampus/, and there are many local real estate agents in the BU area who cater to the student market. Please note that BU Housing does not accept applications from graduate students for on-campus dormitory-style housing.

Student Life

Beyond grades, deadlines, and projects, at its core the Questrom School of Business is about a sense of place and community. It's about expressing yourself - nurturing that well-rounded person within and creating relationships that will last a lifetime. Please visit our website to learn more about student life:

http://www.bu.edu/questrom/student-life/

Programs at BU - SOM

Full-Time

103,832 USD
Language
English
Intakes
August
Duration
24 months
Concentrations
Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Leadership and Organizational Transformation
Marketing
Operations and Technology Management
Strategy and Innovation
Application Deadlines
October 18, 2017
January 3, 2018
March 19, 2018
Language
English
Intakes
August
Duration
24 months
Concentrations
Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Leadership and Organizational Transformation
Marketing
Operations and Technology Management
Strategy and Innovation
Application Deadlines
October 18, 2017
January 3, 2018
March 19, 2018
Language
English
Intakes
August
Duration
24 months
Concentrations
Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Leadership and Organizational Transformation
Marketing
Operations and Technology Management
Strategy and Innovation
Application Deadlines
October 18, 2017
January 3, 2018
March 19, 2018

Part-Time

90,832 USD
Language
English
Intakes
January, August
Duration
36 months
Concentrations
Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Leadership and Organizational Transformation
Marketing
Operations and Technology Management
Strategy and Innovation
Features
  • Program available in cohort or self-paced options.
  • Tuition based on 56 credit hours.
Application Deadlines
October 18, 2017
January 3, 2018
March 19, 2018
May 2, 2018
Language
English
Intakes
January, August
Duration
36 months
Concentrations
Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Leadership and Organizational Transformation
Marketing
Operations and Technology Management
Strategy and Innovation
Features
  • Tuition based on 56 credits.
Application Deadlines
October 18, 2017
Language
English
Intakes
January, August
Duration
36 months
Concentrations
Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Leadership and Organizational Transformation
Marketing
Operations and Technology Management
Strategy and Innovation
Features
  • Tuition based on 56 credits.
Application Deadlines
October 18, 2017

Executive MBA

102,000 USD
Language
English
Intakes
January
Duration
18 months
Features
  • Designed for mid-to-senior level managers with 10+ years of professional experience.
Application Deadlines
November 2, 2017

Dual Degree

Language
English
Intakes
August
Duration
21 months
Concentrations
Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Leadership and Organizational Transformation
Marketing
Operations and Technology Management
Strategy and Innovation
Application Deadlines
October 18, 2017
January 3, 2018
March 19, 2018
Language
English
Intakes
January, August
Duration
30 months
Features
  • Tuition based on 80 full-time credit hours.
Language
English
Intakes
January, August
Duration
30 months
Features
  • Tuition based on 80 full-time credit hours.
Language
English
Intakes
August
Duration
48 months
Language
English
Intakes
August
Duration
21 months
Features
  • Tuition based on 82 full-time credit hours.
Language
English
Intakes
January, August
Duration
24 months
Features
  • Tuition based on 80 full-time credit hours.

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