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Boston University School of Management

Boston, MA
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The “well-rounded and comprehensive” MBA program at Boston University’s School of Management offers students the opportunity to tailor their MBA program experience to their life and their career.In the two-year full-time MBA program (an “interactive learning experience addressing the dynamics of... More More

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595 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

United States

Phone: 617-353-2670

Fax: 617-353-7368


Curriculum / Academic Overview
Academic Calendar: Semester
Degrees Offered: MBA, two years full-time, part time length varies; One Year Accelerated International MBA; Executive MBA, 18 months; MS in Investment Management, 17 months; MS in Mathematical Finance, 1 year; PhD in Mathematical Finance & PhD in Business Administration and Management, length varies.
Joint / Combined Degrees Offered: MS-MBA (dual degree MS in Information Systems and traditional MBA), 84 credits in 21 months; MBA/MS Television Management; MBA/MA International Relations; MBA/MS Manufacturing Engineering; MBA/MA Economics; MBA/MA Medical Sciences, 80 credits; MBA/JD, 116 credits; MBA/MPH, 85 credits; MBA/MD, 114 credits.
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Administration, Finance, Information Systems/Information Technology, International Business, Investment Banking, JD/MBA - Dual Degree, Leadership/Management, Marketing, MD/MBA -- Dual Degree, Media/Entertainment Sports Management, MS/MBA -- Dual Degree, Non-Profit Management/Public Administration, Organizational Behavior
Study Abroad Options: International MBA summer in China; International Field Seminars for MBA students offered in Europe, Asia, India, and Brazil. Executive MBA International Field Seminar (location varies annually).
Online Course Catalog: http://management.bu.edu/graduate/graduate-programs/
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Courses in Sustainability: Yes
Sustainability course is: Recommended
Description: Brazilian Field Seminar: This program is designed for MBA students who seek to understand the changing role of business in society, specifically as it pertains to corporate social responsibility and sustainable development. It explores the potential of business to address sustainability challenges through technical innovations, business practices, entrepreneurial initiatives and new business models designed to alleviate social or environmental conditions, make more efficient use of energy and natural resources, provide adequate health and education services, lower risk, and create value and cause less harm to society in both urban and rural settings. Following two classroom sessions the class travels to Brazil over a course of thirteen days. Global Sustainability and the New Entrepreneur: Global Sustainability explores the underpinnings of today’s global sustainability challenges and how entrepreneurial thinking can be applied to government, NGOs, multinational corporations, small startups and the capital markets to address these challenges. Entrepreneurial Management: This course explores the changing demands that a business places on the entrepreneur as it moves from start-up through its phases of growth. This course will help the student integrate prior learning to perform analyses, considering the strategic, financial, operational, marketing and organizational dimensions of managing the venture. Corporate Responsibility/Business Ethics: "As we move forward into the twenty-first century, the interest in corporate governance is at an all-time high." (Gillies) The failures associated with fraudulent activity of high profile companies in North America and Europe, the transformation of the world economy into one great market for goods and services, plus the transition in many countries of economies from a command to to a market form have led to calls for development of new and better forms of corporate governance. The lines between politics and markets are changing, affecting industries, organizations, and managerial practice. This seminar will focus on the reformation of corporate governance and its effects on business and nonprofit management practice. Topics will include the role of transparency, new forms of accountability, governance risk, and organizational strategies of response. Course materials will include cases, readings, and discussions with guest speakers. Clean Technology Business Models: The clean technology industry is one of the largest sectors of the economy and yet still undergoing significant growth and attracting a plethora of new entrants. It has been characterized by a great deal of experimentation around new technologies and around business models in the face of regulatory and market place disruptions. The course uses a combination of cases, simulation and analytical exercises to review trends and their co-evolution within the clean technology/energy eco-system. It aims to build a skill set around risk and opportunity assessment, and allied implementation challenges.
Research Opportunities in Sustainability: Yes
Description: Students have access to professors currently working on research in sustainability/clean energy such as Nalin Kulatilaka and Nitin Joglekar as well as PhD students working on thesis research in this area.
School's environmental commitment:  
1: The School of Management has identified Social Enterprise & Sustainability as a top focus area in the School's vision. Faculty research along with an engaging student community is developing new and innovative opportunities in this area.
2: The School of Management recently launched a new course called "Strategies for Environmental Sustainability" that focuses on understanding the impact of regulations, customer preferences, and changing industry dynamics that increase the pressure for environmental sustainability in order to evaluate and craft recommendations for firm strategy.
3: The School of Management offers international field seminars that focus on sustainability: Brazil and India.
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Academic Support Services Offered
Non-US Student Support Groups:Yes
Description:The School of Management has many student groups which serve international student interests, such as the Chinese MBA Association. Additional information can be found at: http://management.bu.edu/graduate/graduate-life/clubs-organizations/
Women Support Groups:Yes
Description:The School of Management has services and groups which support women, such as the Women's MBA Association (WMBAA). Additional information can be found at: http://management.bu.edu/graduate/graduate-life/diversity/women/
Minority Support Groups:Yes
Description:The School of Management has many student groups that serve minority students, such as the Latin American MBA Association (LAMBAA). Additional information can be found at: http://management.bu.edu/graduate/graduate-life/diversity/
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups:Yes
Description:The School of Management has many student groups which serve a variety of student interests, such as Cohort Q. Additional information can be found at: http://management.bu.edu/graduate/graduate-life/diversity/lgbt/
Academic Prep Programs for Incoming Students:Yes
Peer Tutoring Programs:Yes
Description:The School of Management Graduate Programs Office maintains a list of MBA students who have excelled in core subjects and are willing to serve as tutors.
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