Boston University MBA

Boston University Full-time MBA is a two-year MBA program designed for Global business. The students work in groups of 50, which would form the core study group for the course. The core study group works on assignments and projects and the classification of the class as groups will allow faculty to plan the learning experience, allowing cross-functional and coordinated assignments.

The Core Courses included in BU Full-time MBA are Financial Reporting and Control, Financial Management, Economics and Management Decisions, IT Strategies for a Networked Economy, Marketing Management, Managing Organizations and People, Creating Value Through Operations and Technology, Introduction to Business Law, Data Analysis for Managerial Decision-Making, Competition, Innovation, and Strategy, Executive Presentation, Executive Written Communication, Managing Career Growth, Career Management, Career Community, Career Community II and Career Community III.

BU Full-time MBA students can join specialization courses in Accounting, Finance, Health Sector Management, International Management, Information Systems, Marketing, Markets, Public Policy, & Law, Organizational Behavior, Operations & Technology Management, Public and Non-profit Management, Quantitative Methods and Strategy & Innovation

The summer internship in BU full-time MBA program will allow students to network and develop skills essential for career search and in getting full-time job offers.  First-year students are required to complete the career management course that supports the job search and internship opportunity.

Field seminars
BU offers field seminars in Brazil, India, Europe and Asia.

1) The seminar in Brazil lasts for two weeks and focuses on corporate social responsibility.
2) The seminar in India lasts for two weeks and focuses on health sector in India.
3) The seminar in Europe lasts for two weeks and focuses on European macro-economic policy.
4) The seminar in Asia is spread over six cities in China and Korea. The primary goal of the seminar is to prepare students for multinational and local markets.  

Career Centre
BU’s Feld Career Centre (FCC) is the primary career centre for MBA students. FCC staff members have worked with recruiters and know what recruiters are looking for. Students will get an opportunity to evaluate their skill set and experiences. They will also be able to do industry research and develop strategies for refining the career experience. The college has established a career community program that has been crucial in developing:

a) Presentation skills that are required for Interviews
b) Network for alumni, professionals and alumni.
c) Effective Resumes and Cover Letters
d) Knowledge on how to manage employer expectations
e) Career Management plan

BU Full-time MBA Salary Breakdown

                                           2011                 % Change from 2010
Mean Base                            $87,066                         3%
Mean Signing Bonus              $15,593                       14%
Mean Other Comp                 $13,783                        -6%
Total Weighted Comp.           $102,006                       6%

BU Salary by Function (2011-12)

Function                      Mean Base    % Change from 2010    Mean Signing Bonus
Consulting                    $82,994                -8%                      $12,300
Finance/Accounting        $90,773                13                        $29,500
General Management      $87,438                15%                     $16,778
Marketing/Sales             $88,464                -5%                      $13,107
Operations/Production    $88,600                NA                        $7,000

BU Salary by Program (2011-12)

Program                               Mean Base            Mean Signing Bonus
MBA                                       $84,076                 $17,038
MS/MBA                                  $89,800                 $14,966
MBA/MPH                                 $80,875                 NA
Health Sector Management        $82,833                 $12,500
Public & Non-profit                    $85,000                $14,250

Companies that recruited from Boston University School of Management (2011)

  • ABT Associates
  • Accellent
  • AT&T
  • Athenahealth, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Barclays Capital
  • Biogen Idec
  • BP
  • Brigham & Women's Hospital
  • Broadcom
  • Chevron
  • Cigna
  • City Year
  • Communispace
  • Compete
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • DePuy Spine, Inc.
  • DreamWorks Animation
  • Dunkin' Brands
  • EMC
  • Ericsson
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Financial Recovery Technologies
  • Flagship Ventures
  • Genzyme
  • Hasbro
  • iRobot
  • John Hancock
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Microsoft
  • Mullen
  • Novartis
  • Ocean Spray
  • PA Consulting
  • Philips Healthcare
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Raytheon
  • Staples
  • Stonyfield Farm
  • Teradyne
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Trinity Boston Foundation

GMAT Score: 
Average Experience in Years: 
5 Year(s)
Financial Aid: 
Teaching Methodology: 
50% Experential Learning
% Employed within 3 Months: 
% International: 
Post-MBA Mean Salary: 
Program Duration: 
21 Months
Tuition Fee: 
United States

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