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“A great school not meant for everyone”
February 2020FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Good building and good career resources. Big school with well known name and connections. Highly involved on campus.

Downers

Students are not the brightest. The school has a good traditional business background, but seems behind in the more technical and quantitative side of business (analytics).

Comments

Network fast and network early. Do your own research and know what you want early so that you are not wasting your time focusing all your energy on undergrad business classes.

Would You Recommend

No

“Halfway Decent”
May 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Good network, wonderful guest speakers, Professors teaching the MBA Core Curriculum were very good offering courses packed full of relevant learning.

Downers

The nature of the first-year (core) was fast-paced (quarter long classes instead of semesters) and PACKED with content, now that I have almost finished the MBA program I am finding that I have forgotten most of what was taught in the core. There was a ton of overlap in what I learned in the courses I took. I concentrated in marketing and only took marketing classes. Many courses I took spent entire class sessions focusing on subjects which were the entire focus of other classes I had been taking. I regret taking about half of the electives I had chosen. Many of the electives were entirely superficial mainly serving only to familiarize students rather than provide in-depth learning.

Comments

I would avoid taking any dual degree programs from BU. I opted to take part in the MBA + MSDi Dual Degree Program and felt cheated after my $25K investment only returned 4 intensive weeks of technology history, human centered design, extremely basic SQL / Python programming (comparable to what is offered for free online) and a semester long capstone course which taught the lean startup methodology.

Would You Recommend

No

“Questrom School of Business”
February 2016CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

The professors are amazing with extremely diverse backgrounds coming from around the world (and across the river). Hearing their stories is fascinating and makes the students really interested in the learning process.

Downers

The students are highly competitive- as would be expected. Overall though, something to watch out for is the grade deflation. Also the tuition is insane.

Comments

The School of Management offers endless opportunities for students looking to pursue a career in business, whether it be marketing or finance.

Would You Recommend

Yes

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Small to mid class sizes allow for personal interaction. The CORE curriculum in undergraduate junior year is an incredible and unique practical experience that is unrivaled - particularly amongst the other business programs I considered at BC, Cornel, Miami and Dartmouth. The practical application and very helpful career center helps to balance of the academics with a sound practical knowledge. BU's international community and study abroad programs is second to none. The workload and grading is challenging but is fair - hard working and bright students will see just rewards.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

First year evening students have the option of joining a Cohort, so you are with the same 50 students in first year classes. I thought this was a great way to really get to know everyone in the program and create a network from the beginning. There are great options to study internationally and both part-time and full-time students can participate. The professors are very available for help.

Admissions

The application was very straight-forward and could be done completely online. The questions on both applicant essays and recommendation forms were more challenging than the other schools to which I applied. They also require an interview for admittance.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2013

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Academic programs in the BU MBA are fantastic. The professors blend the case method with their own experience to deliver an elite educational experience.

Quality of Life

The cost of living, thanks to location, is expensive. The experience, however, is fantastic. The campus facilities are excellent and contribute to the overall quality of the experience.

Admissions

The application asks for GMAT scores, all transcripts, four essays, and interviews by invitation only.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2010

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Challenging curriculum. Lots of Group work, excellent professors.

Admissions

On campus interview for all admitted candidates.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The class size is a bit large (55 people) for classes that benefit most from open class discussion like strategy courses. Otherwise, the course offerings are a broad range with many electives to choose from. Many of our faculty also teach at Harvard and MIT, so it's like getting a Harvard education at a discount.

Quality of Life

Cost of living is high, campus facilities are great, library is modern and quiet, and the computer labs are very accessible. The library and Starbucks are located within the school of management buildling

Admissions

Most scholarship money goes to attract international students to increase the diversity ratio, and I believe this is over-emphasized. There are plenty of well-qualified students from the US who would make good candidates for scholarships, but unfortunately are not offered any. Aside from this, it's difficult to learn from international students because more often than not, their low comfort levels of the english language discourage them from actively participating in class. This takes away the value of having open discussion in class.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Entrepreneurial emphasis, constructively competitive atmosphere with small class sizes that promoted high level attention from professors. Excellent teaching staff with high levels of success and richness in experience.

Quality of Life

Quality of life is unparalleled, especially given the urban nature of the campus (relatively low crime, etc)

Admissions

very supportive admissions staff offering a highly personable experience

Graduation Year

2009

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The BU School of Management (SMG) is a highly competitive environment. Most of the student work hard and go above and beyond to keep up with each other. Also, SMG offers extensive team work, which will be very useful in the future. SMG not only teaches the theory, but through numerous project and out-of-class assignments provides students with real life experiences and application of knowledge. To me, SMG helped to develop presentation and interview skills, team working and critical analysis.

Quality of Life

Price of housing varies and depends on what you want. There are simpler dorms, and there are brand new building (Stuvies). Campus facilities are great; you have everything you need here. The gym and computer labs are especially nice. There are many places to study, either by yourself or with a group.

Admissions

There is a special reference requirement that I haven't encountered when applied to other schools. Also, entry scores are pretty high.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2010

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