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Dear Aspiring MBA,
Explore your business school choices carefully; I think you’ll be very moved by what you find at Boston University. Here, we work assiduously to educate and train builders and leaders, not simply managers. Our innovative curricula deliver, as you would expect, the essential knowledge of business functions— accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, operations, business law, etc.—but in a unique way. The difference here is that we help shape our students’ capacity to think both functionally and systemically. That is, our graduates know how to deal well with the measurables at hand, but they also understand the often more important, if less measurable, effects of business decisions across the organization and on the wider society. Another critical distinction: teaming at our School is not simply “group work.” It is carefully constructed to give each member of the team a meaningful stake in the learning and the performance of every other member. It’s a proven way to develop leadership skills and deepen individual learning. This School is housed in a world-class facility in the heart of Boston. Our faculty is made up of gifted scholars whose research impacts the practice of management. They are dedicated teachers working to bring every student to his/her full potential. Our diverse student population is high achieving, entrepreneurial, and spirited. And our graduates have achieved the highest levels of professional success. We welcome your interest. Please contact us if we can help you in any way. Cordially,
Louis E. Lataif Dean
• Team Learning is the ultimate vehicle along the path to leadership. Team Learning enables
student teams to take on complex practical problems that individuals can’t tackle alone. As teams learn how to solve the leadership problems associated with these real-world issues, team members hone their leadership skills by inspiring each other to reach their common goal, and by challenging themselves to contribute effectively. Our Team Learning approach promotes collaborative leadership skills by giving each member a measurable stake in the success of the other team members. You’ll work with teams made up of people with the same diversity you’ll find in the workplace—different styles, backgrounds, strengths, and weaknesses. You and your teammates will be measured on how well your team performs, and on how effective you are as a leader and contributor. The BU Center for Team Learning was founded in 1996 with assistance from the GE Fund. It supports faculty engaged in collaborative learning by developing classroom materials and methods, conducting research on the effectiveness of collaborative learning approaches, and offering training and advice to faculty. For students, it means cutting-edge knowledge in the classroom and in case studies.
• Your success is directly related to your ability to work as a leader and a team player.
If you can
across an enterprise
• We teach you to anticipate the impact of a strategic decision across all functions of a business. You’ll learn the fundamentals of each management discipline while understanding how critical it is to have all the decisions within the organization aligned. The BU MBA in the Graduate School of Management (GSM) is designed to offer both academic excellence and a continually updated curriculum that addresses the dynamics of today’s global business milieu. We place significant emphasis on conveying contemporary business perspectives and issues, cultivating collaboration and teamwork values, and developing entrepreneurial skills. • Systemic thinking is a powerful tool to illuminate the big picture, solve problems, avoid creating new ones, simplify issues, and optimize results. • Our grads meet the needs of the business world. With an MBA from BU, you’ll be able to make the best decisions for the overall organization, not just for a single department or project.
Boston University MS•MBA 2004 University of New Hampshire BS Chemical Engineering 1995
“I chose BU because of its world-class students, outstanding faculty, and innovative curriculum. And its unique MS•MBA program will enable me to graduate with a skill set that will differentiate me in the eyes of employers.”
• Boston University is one of only three business schools in the Boston area to be ranked in the Top 50 by The Wall Street Journal. The exceptional caliber of our curriculum, faculty, and students is bringing our School well-deserved recognition as one of the best in the country and the world.
If you don’t understand technology, you don’t understand business.
• We’ve put a stake in the ground. Boston University School of Management is the first business school in the world to offer the MS•MBA—a Masters of Science in Information Systems and an MBA. You don’t need a technical background to participate in this extraordinary program—just a desire to have a deep comprehension of the interdependence of business processes and technology. The dual degree MS•MBA program equips you with a keen understanding of traditional business management and IT strategies. Our goal: to educate a select set of students to be the next builders and leaders of contemporary business. The MS•MBA program is a unique opportunity to develop not only a strong foundation in business fundamentals, but also extensive information systems knowledge in the same amount of time it would take to earn a traditional MBA. The mix of business and IT coursework is designed to show you how technology can be used strategically to solve business problems, positively impact product and service offerings, and increase profitability. Understanding the role of technology is essential to an organization. Too often a decision is made for today, without considering the impact on the future. The companies that think about IT from a strategic point of view are the ones that are thriving now. In the MS•MBA program, you’ll learn from business and technology thought leaders how to become tomorrow’s most influential executives. • MS•MBA Field Project As a student in the MS•MBA program, you’ll work as a team member and consult with one of several well-known companies, working on-site during your last two semesters. Your group will analyze a business challenge and develop a solution—a valuable opportunity to apply academic principles to a real-world challenge, as well as make important industry connections.
“MS•MBA graduates are comfortable straddling the domains of business and technology.” —John Chalykoff, Associate Dean, Academic Programs
WANTED: LEADERS WITH FUTURE BUSINESS
AMBITION, COMMITMENT, AND VISION.
“Our applicants must be ready to capitalize on the challenges of a rapidly changing environment.” —Evelyn Tate, Director of Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid • Our most successful candidates already have practical experience and want to build on that by adding strategic value in their current job or perhaps develop the entrepreneurial skills needed to launch a new endeavor. They demonstrate high personal motivation, intellectual curiosity, and creativity through a versatile combination of strong academic preparation, professional accomplishment, and leadership skills.
San Diego, California
Boston University MS•MBA 2004 UC San Diego BA Economics 2000
While pursuing her MS•MBA program, Angela Noble continues to work for AT&T as a financial analyst in the company’s web hosting division. Her responsibilities have included expense tracking for 13 data centers and recommending cost-cutting measures. She has a virtual office and reports to the division’s main office in San Diego.
“The MS MBA
is helping me better understand overall business operations.”
• Why did I decide to pursue an MS•MBA? No matter what
business you’re in these days, everyone works with technology. When I first heard about the MS•MBA, it seemed very high tech, but once I looked into it further, I realized it would be an ideal way for a manager of any function to better understand what’s going on throughout the organization. BU’s collaborative environment is so unusual for a business school—people with particular strengths share their expertise with others. And the team building exercises are a tremendous asset to helping me become a better leader and manager. Five students working together on a project at a business school all want to lead; the team projects force us to learn how to work together. At AT&T, it’s clear who’s previously worked on a team and who hasn’t. I wish they all had team experiences like I’m having here.
Alex Bonnet is already a seasoned business executive. He’s held positions in merger integrations with GE Medical Systems Latin America and Philips Latin America, as well as in marketing management with Philips North Latin America. He also started his own web services and process management technology company. Alex completed a summer internship with Univision, the leading Spanish-language media company in the U.S.
• I’m president of the Entrepreneurship Club and I am driving the effort to found the BU MBA Mexican Alumni Club. I’m also affiliated with BU GSM’s Latin American MBA Club, and work closely with BU’s Entrepreneurial Management Institute, a solid supporter of the Entrepreneurship Club. I want to be a conduit for others hoping to become entrepreneurs. At Univision, I was the only intern accepted into the company’s highly prestigious executive training program this summer. If you have your own company, you need to be as wellversed in finance and operations as you are in sales and marketing. The relevance of BU’s courses and case studies helps me to build on my experience and allows me to navigate the intricacies of general management. Right from the get-go I was putting new ideas and business management principles into practice at my company, Mercadio. Getting my MBA is a long-term investment that is more personal than professional for me. If you are a better rounded person, you will be a better professional.
Mexico City, Mexico
Boston University MBA 2004 Universidad Iberoamericana BS Industrial Engineering 1998
“At BU I feel that I can help drive change, which validates my decision to come here.”
OF THE UNIVERSE
• It’s called “the Hub” for many reasons. Boston is a vibrant international center for education, technology, finance, medicine, architecture, commerce, research, and culture. Few cities in the world present you with such a diverse range of postgraduate opportunities. BU is right in the heart of it all—blocks from the leading biotech firms, research hospitals, and financial industry icons; not to mention baseball’s oldest and most fabled stadium—Fenway Park. Minutes from the School you’ll find top museums, the freshest seafood, and other great sports traditions like the Boston Marathon, the Head of the Charles Regatta, and, of course, the legendary Celtics.
Keith Figlioli founded the BU Biotechnology Association, a consortium that brings together management students with students from Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, and the Boston University Medical Center. The idea is to network, share ideas, sponsor speakers, and explore entrepreneurial opportunities in the fast-growing biotech field.
Boston University MBA 2004 Wheaton College BA Economics 1993
“The design of the School building is a terrific metaphor for our team learning concept. Wherever you are in the building, you’ll find groups at work—in the team rooms, in the alcoves, on the landings, in Starbucks…
everywhere you look, you see teams of students collaborating.”
—Professor Don Smith, Associate Professor, Finance and Economics/Faculty Director, MBA Programs Home to the School of Management
As if everything Boston has to offer wasn’t enough, our progressively outfitted headquarters in the Rafik B. Hariri Building helps seal the deal:
• 25 classrooms equipped with multimedia and broadcast capabilities • 373-seat lecture hall • 5 computer labs • Executive Leadership Center dedicated to executive education programs
• In-house Frederick S. Pardee Management Library (92,000 volumes) • Wireless access to the Internet and intranet from anywhere in the building • BreadWinners sandwich shop and Starbucks café.
“We view learning as a partnership—
we as faculty provide the expertise, perspectives, and knowledge, and students bring their unique goals, experience, and energy.
The program is designed to facilitate interactive and personal engagement between students and faculty. Our faculty is committed to helping each student develop standard analytical business skills and unique, personal competencies.”
—Candida Brush Associate Professor, Strategy and Policy Department
• When you enroll here, a partnership is formed. In keeping with the team learning approach, our faculty works intimately with you—in the classroom, on research projects, in support of internships and field projects—to maximize your potential and guide you in your pursuit of an optimal career track.
Rochester, New York
Boston University MBA 2004 Syracuse University BA Public Relations 1998
The connections established through our graduate student organizations are the heartbeat of the School. Through club-organized forums and events you’ll get to know other bright, motivated students and renowned faculty members, and you’ll network with industry experts. When Jeff Insero arrived at BU GSM, he found that the club he was most interested in—Sports Management—had fallen by the wayside. So like typical BU MBA students, he and four of his classmates rejuvenated the club. They launched an aggressive grassroots campaign to network with all of the local professional sports organizations. The tenacity paid off when Jeff landed an internship with the New England Patriots, managing the team’s innovative stadium quality control program designed to improve the fan experience.
• BU has helped me figure out how I can combine my passion for sports with the management skills I’m mastering here. Participating in the Sports Management Club has helped me develop my leadership skills, and given me more confidence in dealing with business executives. I’ve already applied a great deal of what I learned. I intend to pursue a career in sports management—that’s where my heart is. My father gave me some good advice: “Don’t get into something just for the money—get into it because you have a passion for it.”
• In tandem with educating future leaders, we’re also developing new and important applications by working closely with business leaders and researchers from prestigious institutions worldwide. Our research centers facilitate innovation through grants, forums, and other initiatives that translate into ongoing relationships with businesses around the globe and cutting-edge additions to our curriculum. The Frederick S. Pardee Management Library spans three floors in the School; with more than 92,000 volumes. Our electronic databases, indexes, and journals are growing steadily and are accessible to you off-campus at any hour. The library features quiet areas, team rooms, and carrels on all levels with laptop dataports or wireless access. As a student in one of the world’s premiere research universities, you can take advantage of the resources of fifteen separate Schools and Colleges and hundreds of research centers without leaving the BU campus.
Mark Gaynor Assistant Professor, Information Systems
A prolific researcher, Mark Gaynor earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Harvard University. His research interests include wireless sensor applications, serverbased architecture, and grid computing. In addition to working on research projects within BU, he is currently collaborating with a Boston Medical Center surgeon and a group of Harvard computer scientists to develop wireless medical sensors, including a pulse oximeter.
• Our extraordinary faculty is comprised of entrepreneurs, investment market experts, applied researchers, inventors, and authors of bestselling business books and textbooks. They are frequently quoted in national business periodicals and work with business leaders around the world. Scholars and professionals are drawn to BU because they are encouraged to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors that infuse their cases and coursework with immediate relevance.
“It’s been said—and I agree—that we have the best teaching faculty in Boston;
they bring their research into the curriculum, which results in our students being better prepared for real-world scenarios.”
—Professor Don Smith, Associate Professor, Finance and Economics/Faculty Director, MBA Programs
Zvi Bodie is a Professor of Finance and Economics and a worldrenowned investment consultant. He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has served on the finance faculties at the Harvard Business School and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He’s the co-author of several books and textbooks, including his latest “Worry-Free Investing: A Safe Approach to Achieving Your Lifetime Financial Goals” (co-author Michael Clowes) and the nation’s best-selling college textbook on investing: “Investments” (co-authors Alex Kane and Alan Marcus).
Zvi Bodie Professor, Finance and Economics Department
• There is hardly a subject that’s more interesting than how to invest money. I teach advanced topics in investing, where I show students how to build quantitative models for things such as personal asset allocation and pension funds. My students are a focused, experienced group— lots of them are already working in the field. One of them shares responsibility for investing the endowment fund and the pension fund at Partners Healthcare. I try to get across that investing is really about trading off risk and return. Despite conventional wisdom there is no free lunch. The basic idea is that investing is an applied science, not seat-of-the-pants-anything-goes. It’s really a scientific discipline and I try to teach the basics— decision theory, how to estimate and model stock returns, and how to create structural products through dynamic investments such as derivatives.
As a leading authority on the link between business and IT strategies in contemporary business, Venkat is one of the most highly-cited researchers in the world. He received his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. He has received many honors, including the London Business School Innovation in Teaching Award and the 2003 IBM Faculty Award.
“BU has embarked on a
BOLD VISION. ”
N. Venkat Venkatraman David J. McGrath Jr. Professor of Management Chairman, IS Department
• More than other business schools, BU has grasped the importance of technology. BU has embarked on a bold vision:
to educate a select set of students to be the builders and leaders for the network era. These managers will not be technologists uncomfortable in other business domains. They will also not be business managers who shy away from technology, because it might be seen as specialized and tangential to how organizations improve their bottom lines. They will be cross-domain experts who examine business implications and alternative avenues of value creation. Future leaders will be differentiated by their ability to master and apply technology creatively for business success.
Can you anticipate where the puck is going to be? The future is not an extrapolation of the past. Managers need to position their stakes for the future, and this future is digital and networked. They may be better served by Wayne Gretsky’s view on hockey: “I don’t skate to where the puck is. I skate to where the puck is going to be.” The question is: can we anticipate where the puck is going to be?
“In terms of the race to the top,
our alumni are winning hands-down.”
Jennifer Lawrence Assistant Dean, Feld Career Center
• Our alumni community is one of the strengths of the BU MBA program, with its incredible roster of successful graduates representing a diverse span of functions, geography, and industry. It’s a commanding group—GSM grads have risen to the highest levels of corporate success at Fortune 500 companies. Our alumni number 31,000 graduates around the world, and what goes around, comes around. Our alumni community is actively committed to helping students network—through events and a new web interface that makes it easier to connect with each other. Our major alumni markets are Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, with more than 5,000 School of Management graduates in Boston and New York alone.
Fidelity Brokerage Company
Boston University MS•MBA 2003 Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, India Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics 1995
Merline Cherian has the distinction of being a member of the first MS•MBA graduating class. She currently works in the Technology Group at Fidelity Brokerage Company. Her goal is to analyze business objectives and provide technology solutions to Fidelity businesses in support of both enterprise-wide requirements and individual business unit needs.
• In our group, we look at technology from a 10,000-foot view to understand the long term impact of
implementing one technology over another. I came from an engineering background—I was a hardcore programmer. The MS•MBA program helped me understand the impact a small decision can have on an entire group or customer base. Because of this degree, I have unusual credibility within the organization. If you don’t understand technology you won’t understand what engineers are recommending. If you are only technical, you can’t communicate with senior management. I chose BU because it was one of the only programs where I could leverage my existing technical capabilities while making a foray into, for me, an unknown business environment. I liked the idea that I would be learning how to manage information systems in conjunction with the core business fundamentals such as accounting, finance, and economics. Being the very first MS•MBA class, we were pioneers, and the faculty and administration encouraged us to provide feedback on the curriculum to help them refine the program for future students. This School really takes continuous improvement very seriously.
Harvey Boshart is an associate in the Private Client Services group at Lehman Brothers in Boston and has earned Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of a team of advisors that provides financial counsel to family offices, foundations, and ultra high net worth clients throughout the country, including six of the wealthiest Americans on the Forbes 400 list. Prior to pursuing his MBA at BU, he was an officer in the U.S. Army.
“If I had gone to another business school,
I don’t think I would have gotten this opportunity.”
•I’m a problem solver. Clients trust me to develop highly customized
solutions to all aspects of their financial issues—whether it’s hedging interest rate risk or concentrated equity positions, new investment opportunities, risk management, or asset allocation— it’s a different solution for each client. I chose BU in part because several of the school’s professors had been teaching at Harvard and MIT, but were attracted to BU. At BU, professors are free to work on other projects while they are teaching. Their real-world experience is constantly being updated, so I knew I would be learning the most relevant concepts. The School’s diverse culture was incredibly conducive to networking, and my classmates were entrepreneurial, but not proprietary—I attribute that to the team learning approach. It fosters a spirit of collaboration and develops your ability to work successfully in the real world with all types of people. BU took a person with an engineering degree and turned out someone with a deep understanding of finance and capital markets. I’m grateful for that.
Harvey Boshart, CFA
Associate, Private Client Services
Boston University MBA 2000 Clarkson University BS Civil Engineering 1995
Selected Companies Recruiting Boston University MBAs
Novartis • Bristol-Myers Squibb JPMorgan • Johnson & Johnson Revlon • Univision • Gillette • GE IBM • Hasbro • Citigroup • Fleet Fidelity Investments • Genzyme Microsoft • Bose • UBS • AT&T Analog Devices • KPMG • eBay Goldman Sachs • Marriot • EMC Staples • Deloitte • State Street Unilever • Pfizer • Merrill Lynch
“We specifically began recruiting at BU because of the innovative MS•MBA program.”
Business Technology at Pfizer is a unique area, where business meets traditional IT. Business Technology, as a business unit, is integrally responsible for all of the business’ processes, data, and technology tools that are the foundation of a multi-national market leader. When recruiting, Justin’s group seeks out MBAs with internal consulting capabilities, those who can analyze a business problem and determine the appropriate technology solution to address it.
• BU’s MS•MBA program is aligned with the kind of expertise our client business units need: MBAs who have a deep understanding of the link between business and technology strategy. There’s no magic formula for identifying the ideal candidate, but we have aptitude indicators that help us recognize people with strategic technical depth and true business process understanding. Individuals with such a skillset are probably going to succeed here. In our experience, BU MS•MBA students epitomize this profile—they are entrepreneurial in mindset, independent thinkers, down to earth, and business-minded, with a comfortable confidence in technology-related matters.
Director, Global Business Technology
Unilever Bestfoods North America is a leading manufacturer of food products in the United States and Canada. The company’s brands include Lipton tea, Ragu pasta sauces, Hellmann’s mayonnaise, and Skippy peanut butter. Jay Hughes is responsible for the company’s financial planning and analysis, performance reporting, accounting operations, and corporate risk management activities.
“BU MBAs have experience that
is very relevant to what I’m looking for.”
• When recruiting an MBA class, we’re not only
looking for the future leaders of finance, but also potential general managers for Unilever. It’s important that students can demonstrate strong analytical abilities, interpersonal and leadership skills, as well as determination and drive. I’ve certainly found that at BU. I’ve been recruiting at the School of Management for four years. I’m impressed with the quality and spirit of the MBA program, its students and faculty, and the career services team. The program attracts very good students who are well prepared, focused, and enthusiastic about the prospect of working at Unilever. Their experience is very relevant to what I’m looking for. The Career Center staff helps differentiate BU from other business schools. They’re proactive in working with us as a recruiting employer, and their commitment to helping students plot their career path is obvious.
Vice President and Controller
Unilever Bestfoods North America
• Your MBA can open many doors. Determining which door represents the best opportunity for you can be a challenging process. Our Feld Career Center provides valuable guidance on every phase of your career search. It starts with Career Course, a one-of-a-kind, fullsemester, required career prep course taught by industry professionals. In anticipation of your summer internship, Career Course helps you bridge the gap between academia and real-world application. In your final year, you’ll find that BU’s MBA program attracts recruiters from market leaders in multiple industries. The Career Center gives you access to everything you need to fine-tune your career goals and make you as marketable as possible—public speaking and interview training workshops, recruiting and networking events, alumni mentors, an E-recruiting website to keep you abreast of all local and national opportunities within your profession—and a dedicated staff who will partner with you in executing your career game plan.
Anthony Smith, whose work experience includes a stint as Special Assistant to the Mayor of Boston, interned at John Hancock over the summer. “At John Hancock, I worked closely with Hazel Kim, a BU MBA graduate of 2002. Using the Career Center network, we were able to connect and forge a great personal and professional relationship.”
“The Feld Career Center has been very helpful in the most important marketing project of all… marketing myself.”
NAME HOMETOWN DEGREE PROGRAMS
Boston University MBA 2004 University of Massachusetts, Amherst BA Economics 1999
facilitated by the Feld Career Center enable you to connect what you’re doing academically to what you may be doing in your future career. They’re also terrific networking opportunities—you and the employer get to take each other for a test drive.
Boston University Health Care Management MBA 2004 Northeastern University BS Business Administration and Finance 1997
Jason Fowler completed an internship in the finance neurological division of Minneapolis-based Medtronic, Inc., the world leader in medical technology for people with chronic disease, as well as a corporate sponsor of Jason’s marathon racing endeavors. He was tasked with analyzing the neurological division’s sales incentive and compensation programs, consulting on European revenue projections for the company’s drug pumps, and contributing to the company’s strategic planning process.
• My internship at Medtronic confirmed that I want to pursue a career combining finance and
medical devices—a unique industry with limited players, so making this connection during my studies was important. I was able to directly apply the financial skills and organizational behavior concepts I had learned in my courses. In turn, my work experience put it all together for me and motivated me to learn more so I could apply that when I’m in the workforce next year. I’ve already received an offer to return to Medtronic. The quality and diversity of students at BU has made this entire experience—in and out of the classroom—special for me. GSM’s academics are incredibly solid and we have talented professors who are making the learning experience that much more unique.
where aggressive, proactive self-starters succeed.”
Redwood Shores, California
Boston University MBA 2004 University of California, Davis BA Psychology 1998
Taj Alavi was a brand management intern at Revlon in New York and part of the company’s MBA Summer Intern Class of 2003. She helped develop a marketing strategy for a $170M category opportunity, co-led a multimillion dollar national promotion, and researched and recommended pricing strategies for her product category. •This was my dream opportunity, in that it not only allowed me to confirm my consumer brand management career interests, but also allowed me to market products I was passionate about. My days were packed. Meetings, day-to-day assignments, training, and my summer project made the hours fly by. The fact that everything I worked on made an impact on my team’s decisions and our category’s business was thrilling. My classroom experiences, from OB and Accounting to Product and Brand Management, were vital to my success this past summer. BU is the only business school with a large marketing project that requires learning about AC Nielsen analytics and, as it turned out, there wasn’t anything I did without using AC Nielsen at Revlon. To top it off, at BU we are required to work in pre-assigned teams. This practice enabled me to refine my team skills and blend right in as part of one of the busiest Revlon teams—something that really made a difference in my performance and enabled me to create strong professional relationships.
The MBA and MS•MBA curricula
are complementary. Companies need functional specialists in finance, marketing, and operations. They also need managers who understand how a company’s IT strategy affects business operations.
During the first year, full-time MBA and MS•MBA students take the same core courses and also have an elective. In June following the second semester, MS•MBA students take Summer Intensives—three courses in three weeks—followed by an online Object-Oriented Programming course. For second year MS•MBA students, the emphasis is on courses related to Information Systems, as well a Field Project that spans both semesters, and electives in a chosen concentration, such as marketing. MBA students focus on the electives associated with their chosen concentration.
64 credits First Year Fall
Managing Individuals and Organizations
Second Year Spring
Managing Individuals and Organizations
Competition, Innovation, and Strategy
IT Strategies for a Networked Economy Elective Elective
Data Analysis for Managerial Decision-Making
Creating Value through Operations and Technology
Financial Reporting and Control
Economics and Management Decisions
84 credits First Year Fall
Managing Individuals and Organizations
Second Year Spring
Managing Individuals and Organizations
Summer Intensives* Systems Architecture Telecommunications
Competition, Innovation, and Strategy
Mastering IT Strategy, Governance, and Infrastructure E-Business Architecture and Web Design Field Project
IT Strategies for a Networked Economy
Issues in Managing Networked Systems
*Summer Intensives end in the first week of June
Data Analysis for Managerial Decision-Making
Creating Value through Operations and Technology
Systems Design for Business Networks Elective
Financial Reporting and Control
Economics and Management Decisions
Object-Oriented Programming (on-line)
Field Project Elective
• Our dual degree programs, offered in conjunction with other Schools within Boston University, meet the needs of students who seek management careers in specialized areas or specific industries.
Accelerate your career
MBA/MS in Television Management The joint MBA/MS program is a five-semester, dual degree program administered jointly by the College of Communication and the Graduate School of Management. The Communications component consists of required courses in the Television Management program and electives from elsewhere in the College of Communication. You also must fulfill the Graduate School of Management’s MBA requirements. MBA/MS in International Relations This dual degree program is offered to meet the needs of students seeking careers in administrative management, international affairs, consulting, international banking. or finance. Admission into this dual degree program requires separate admissions decisions by the Department of International Relations and the Graduate School of Management. (These decisions are based on one complete application to the Graduate School of Management.) MBA/MS in Manufacturing Engineering and Management The Department of Manufacturing Engineering and the School of Management offer a coordinated Master of Science/Master of Business Administration program, which prepares recent graduates, or practicing professionals who are committed to careers in industry for positions as manufacturing managers. Individuals taking courses on a full-time basis complete the program in two calendar years and receive two degrees. MBA/MA in Economics Training in the related fields of management and economics is professionally desirable in an increasing number of areas. Boston University meets this need by providing a coordinated program leading to a degree combining a Master of Business Administration with a Master of Arts in Economics.
path with dual degrees.
JD/MBA in Law and Management Recognizing that the worlds of law and business have become increasingly interdependent and complex, the School of Law and the School of Management offer a dual degree program in law and management. More than ever before, attaining successful management results with limited resources is essential. Managers must be willing to set goals and standards, choose the best course of action from many alternatives, and assume responsibility for their decisions. MBA/MA in Medical Sciences The Master of Arts in Medical Sciences Degree Program of the Division of Graduate Medical Sciences of Boston University School of Medicine responds to the recognized need for generalist graduate study in the medical sciences to provide students with the background essential for the pursuit of a variety of careers in the health professions. MBA/MPH in Management and Public Health The MBA/MPH dual degree program is offered by the Health Services Department of the School of Public Health and the Health Care Management Program in the School of Management. The goal of this rigorous program is to provide students with a solid foundation in both management and public health in an integrated, structured curriculum that focuses on the U.S. health care system. Students are provided a perspective with a larger public health care systems approach and receive knowledge and skills to make them more effective and efficient managers. MD/MBA The combined MD/MBA program is conducted under the joint auspices of the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Management. This five-year program is designed specifically for students interested in both medicine and the business aspects of medicine. Students will complete the first three years of the medical school curriculum and then spend their fourth year fully integrated into the MBA program at the School of Management.
For complete admissions requirements, please refer to http://management.bu.edu/
Keep your day job.
• We offer two options for part-time study: the SelfPaced and Professional Evening MBA programs. Both enable you to experience a world-class MBA, while you keep your day job. With the same faculty, curriculum, and electives as full-time students, you work toward your degree with a schedule that accommodates your professional and personal commitments.
How quickly you complete your MBA depends on how many courses you take per semester. Most students choose to take two courses at a time during at least part of the program. Every part-time student is assigned an academic advisor who can help you choose your classes so that your schoolwork fits into your real life schedule. In PE-MBA, you benefit from being part of a cohort of 50-55 students who form a micro-community and support network during the core curriculum (in which you take two courses at a time). When the two courses are coordinated, you can work as part of the same team in more than one course, taking advantage of the relationship that you’ve already established. Self-Paced and PE-MBA students can take full advantage of the School’s state-of-the-art facilities: • Extended library and computer lab hours • MBA program advisors who are available to help you with pragmatic and administrative issues • Evening and weekend parking at a discounted fee in the School of Management’s garage • A Starbucks in the building that’s open late during the week The part-time programs will enable you to build on your management skills, and attain a new level of leadership, professionalism, and personal growth.
• Carve out your own path.
Our specialty programs include: • MBA degrees in Health Care Management, Public and Nonprofit Management, International Management, and an Executive MBA • MS degree in Investment Management
Do you have a specific career track in mind? Our specialized masters programs will prepare you to lead and manage with the financial, operational, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills tailored to your interest.
•Public and Nonprofit MBA: for the social entrepreneur.
Nonprofit organizations and government agencies are expected to run as efficiently, if not more so, as private-sector companies. At the same time, there are significant distinctions. This program combines the critical thinking and managerial skills necessary to solve problems in the public and nonprofit sectors, where efficiency and effectiveness are particularly essential. You’ll also learn to navigate the complex political and social waters that can heavily impact nonprofit organizations (while you study alongside more business-oriented students, with whose businesses nonprofits must often interact).
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•Health Care Management MBA: at the very heart of the matter.
The health care industry is undergoing a challenging, but exciting transformation. It represents tremendous opportunity if you want to develop advanced skills in this area within a business context. There’s no better place to pursue an executive position in the industry— Boston is recognized as the nation’s center of health care innovation. Our nationally acclaimed Health Care Management MBA emphasizes the importance of integrating access, quality, and cost-containment objectives in health care decision-making, as well as mastering an understanding of the social, economic, and political contexts in which decisions are made.
I chose Boston University’s MBA program because it is superior in all ways. The Public and Nonprofit program has the perfect mix of specific core concentration classes combined with general MBA classes. I also chose BU because my mother graduated from the MBA Health Care program in 1983. BU has a very special role in my family. I feel as if attending BU has significantly impacted my life, and I hope to use my degree to continue to make a difference in the lives of others.
• Our MBA elective concentrations enable you to create a personalized portfolio of business knowledge and skills in your second year. You’ll hone your ability to analyze and communicate while building expertise in your chosen discipline. You have the flexibility to select from a wide range of electives in the areas of entrepreneurship, marketing, finance, strategy and policy, international management, information systems, and organizational behavior. We also offer a wide range of cross-disciplinary electives enabling you to construct a custom concentration that incorporates the best practices of multiple industry sectors and markets.
For information on application deadlines, tuition and fees, and financial assistance, please consult the Application. To apply online or download a paper form, visit our website at http://management.bu.edu/afo/ Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid 595 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA 02215 (617) 353-2670 firstname.lastname@example.org
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