Overview

Applicants
1,098
Acceptance Rate
37%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.30
Years Work Experience
4.5
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
640 - 710
GPA
3.1 - 3.6

Deadlines


Round 1
October 18

Round 2
January 3

Round 3
March 19

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No


Students Say

Innovation dictates the MBA program at the Boston University Questrom School of Business, which is continuously adapting and expanding program offerings to accommodate student input, industry trends, and rising business sectors. The school sees health and life sciences, digital technology, and social enterprise and sustainability as the linchpins of the global economy, and the curriculum reflects as such. Questrom offers three MBA programs (Full-Time, Executive, and an extremely popular Part-Time program), as well as cutting-edge centers and institutes, including the Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy; the BUzz Lab, BU's startup incubator and hub for entrepreneurship; and the Institute for Sustainable Energy. The Questrom MBA centers around the cohort, which "the school works hard to turn into a small community within the larger Boston University." The quarter system on which the Full-Time program is run is designed to get the required courses through to students as quickly as possible, but "with 3-hour course blocks the schedule can be rough on some days." There is a "heavy focus on teamwork and collaborative work" and students must complete three projects (one at the end of each core-quarter); these are "extremely engaging educational experiences that integrate course concepts that we have learned throughout that quarter."

Life here is "intense with academic work but there is great amount of classmate camaraderie and support." Professors are "business professionals first, which makes the content applicable," and are "great at fostering meaningful discussions on the curriculum." "It is not enough to just be smart you need to actively engage in class discussions," says a student. They are "always accessible" and "our strongest advocates": "When one person is struggling the whole class pitches in to help." The administration "clearly cares about the student experience and constantly improving the quality of the program," and a focus on analytics and several specialized programs (non-profit, health, energy) show the evolving nature of the storied school. It's also worth noting that BU has lots of evening classes available in the second year for its large Part-Time/professional MBA student population.



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
http://questromworld.bu.edu/gradcenter/mba/concentrations/ees/

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 Questrom School of Business 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.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The Questrom School of Business 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.

School's environmental commitment 3:
The Questrom School of Business offers international field seminars that focus on sustainability.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$100,820
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
91%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
45%
Unknown
35%
School Facilitiated
20%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

27%
Consulting
22%
General Management
18%
Marketing
13%
Finance/Accounting
10%
Operations/Logistics
5%
Information Technology
3%
Human Resources
1%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

71%
Northeast
11%
West
7%
International
5%
South
2%
Mid-Atlantic
2%
Midwest
1%
Southwest

Students Say

Networking in a major East Coast business center like Boston is a prime benefit of attending an urban business school, and the "extremely friendly" students at Questrom "are very willing to connect you with people they know to help you with your internship and job search," particularly for the Part-Time program (which is specifically for working professionals). The location in the heart of Boston "affords access to a rich amount of local business resources." A "wide array of concentrations" helps students customize their resume and "the Career Center's website is super helpful for interviews, resumes, and cover letters." Companies also find Questrom students' "practical experiences with in-demand software" to be "immediately valuable in the job market." Recent employers of Questrom MBA students are PricewaterhouseCoopers, Cognizant, Liberty Mutual, AT&T, and Deloitte.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 27% $125,000 $117,941 $75,000 $150,000
General Management 22% $100,000 $101,654 $54,000 $135,000
Marketing / Sales 18% $105,000 $94,213 $36,000 $114,200
Finance / Accounting 13% $85,000 $83,044 $50,000 $115,000
Operations / Logistics 10% $99,000 $89,000 $55,000 $110,000
Information Technology 5% $115,000 $106,667 $85,000 $120,000
Human Resources 3%
Other 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 24% $87,000 $89,823 $36,000 $135,000
Consulting 21% $120,000 $111,538 $65,000 $135,000
Technology 16% $110,500 $112,200 $85,000 $150,000
Financial Services 12% $122,500 $110,833 $50,000 $135,000
Consumer Products 7%
Government 4% $70,000 $69,667 $54,000 $85,000
Manufacturing 3%
Media / Entertainment 3%
Non-profit 3%
Petroleum / Energy 3%
Other 3%
Real Estate 1%

Prominent Alumni

Allen Questrom
Senior Advisor of Lee Equity Partners, former Chairman or CEO of JC Penney, Barney’s of New York, Neiman Marcus Group and Macy’s

Kenneth Feld
CEO of Feld Entertainment

Karen Lynch
President of Aetna

Analjit Singh
Founder and Chairman of Max India Limited

Millard “Mickey” Drexler
Chairman and CEO of J.Crew Group, Inc.

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$35,085

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$29,124

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
95%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
92%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
92%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
87%

New Students Receiving Loans
38%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$51,916
Tuition (Out-State)
$51,916
Fees (In-State)
$886
Fees (Out-State)
$886

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,622
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,622

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$13,375
Academic Expenses
$5,744

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
956
Part Time
69%

Foreign Countries Represented
43

Demographics

32.00%
International

41% female
59% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Questrom's convenient location "makes it very easy to meet up with fellow students and socialize before/after class"; Additionally, the school "does a tremendous job of hosting events to bring students together" and has several student organizations and Graduate Council that are "great with [the] organization of events during the week, evenings, and the weekends." Most Full-Time students are "single and live near campus," but even among the evening Part-Time program "students interact and socialize outside of class." Students are "very willing to help each other" and there is "a lot of the 'rising tide raises all boats' mentality." There is a "strong international presence" at Questrom, and everyone is "well-connected in their field and eager to share their experiences with their peers."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Meredith Curtin Siegel
Assistant Dean, Graduate Admissions

Address
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
United States

Phone
617-353-2670

Fax
617-353-7368

Email
mba@bu.edu


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