There are many options to give your career a vital boost. The Boston University MBA, with its highly customizable curriculum and focus on cooperation, may be the degree you need to take your game to the next level. 

Watch the recording of this webinar to learn more about the program and receive valuable tips for submitting a successful application from Dana L. MacFaun, Director of MBA Admissions at Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Why choose the Boston University MBA?

Dana provided an overview of some of the distinguishing features of the program, stressing that students are not just trained to create value for the company they work at, but also for society and the community. Another hallmark is the focus on collaboration and teamwork. Students are expected to learn to work with people all around the world as well as grow to be inclusive and ethical leaders.

Dana also pointed to the program’s focus on sectors shaping the economy such as Digital Technology, Social Enterprise and Sustainability and Health and Life Sciences.

Boston University may be big, but the programs are small. Students will know everyone in their class, helping to create an inclusive collaborative environment.

The program: a closer look

The duration of the full-time MBA program at Boston University Questrom School of Business is two years. During the first year, students gain hands-on experience in activities such as crafting an innovative strategy and making decisions under risk and uncertainty. In the fourth quarter of the first year, participants can choose from a wide variety of electives.

The second year is when participants seize control, focusing on the industry or functional area that interests them most. They are afforded significant freedom in tailoring the degree to their preferences and ambitions. As part of the emphasis on experiential learning, students have the opportunity to take internships, participate in case competitions, and also in many clubs and organizations.

Dana then went on to talk about career placement, revealing that about 91% of students are employed within the first three months of graduation. The average starting salary is above USD 93,000.

Gaining admission

Dana then went through the profile of the full-time MBA class of 2019. Participants have an average work experience of six years. About 80% of admitted applicants fall into the GMAT range of 619-720 and the GRE range of 301-325. International students make up 40% of the class.

Dana stressed that admissions officers take a holistic view of the application, reminding aspirants not to worry too much about reaching the average scores.

The application is relatively straightforward in that it is very similar to requirements at other schools. The essay requirement, however, is a little different. Applicants can either submit one written essay or conduct three short video essays.

Dana then went on to offer quick tips on what admissions officers want to see and don’t want to see in the application, including a detailed overview of the application components which will definitely give you an edge if you decide to boost your career with an MBA from the Boston University Questrom School of Business.