Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
This AACSB-accredited MBA program is focused on developing leadership skills and provides the theoretical, analytical and operational expertise managers need to meet the challenges of managing human and material resources in dynamic, competitive environments. The curriculum consists of 36 graduate credit hours — nine required and three elective courses.
The Master of Business Administration is designed for graduate students with a baccalaureate degree in any field of study. Whether you graduated with a degree in business, liberal arts or earth sciences, our MBA program can fit your needs.
The MBA program offers management education that's designed to provide theoretical, analytical and operational expertise that leaders need to meet the challenges of managing in dynamic, competitive environments. BU's program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
All MBA program courses are taught by distinguished faculty from throughout the College of Business, bringing you expertise in accounting, finance, business law, technology systems, management and marketing. Graduate faculty are dedicated teachers with doctoral degrees who have demonstrated subject area expertise by extensive experience and/or scholarship.
One of the strengths of the MBA program is the high quality of students enrolled.
- Recent graduates scored an average of 500 on the GMAT.
- Most bring considerable business experience to the classroom.
- The 70 active students are typically 31 percent female and 69 percent male, with an average age of 36.
- About 10 percent of the MBA students are foreign nationals.
- The program has about 500 alumni pursuing careers around the world.
- More than 90% of MBA students are employed three months after graduation.
Courses meet one evening for 15 weeks in spring and fall semesters. Summer semester courses meet two evenings for six weeks. Most students are part time and take one or two courses per semester, while full time students can expect to graduate in one to two years.
Approximately 25 percent of the student's fees are waived or partially waived by a graduate assistantship.
There is a rolling admission process, so applications are accepted year-round. Students can be admitted to start in the Fall, Spring, or Summer semesters.
The program admits students based on an evaluation of past academic achievement, aptitude for advanced study, professional accomplishments, and motivation to succeed. Complete applications include the following items:
- Official transcripts from an accredited academic institution indicating an earned baccalaureate degree.
- Official transcripts from all institutions where the applicant earned undergraduate or graduate college credit must be provided. Degrees earned from non-United States universities will be judged individually
- Three letters of recommendation
- A current resume
- A statement of career goals
International applicants whose native language is not English must provide official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score within the prior year as well as current evidence of financial capability. International applications must be complete at least four months prior to the start of the semester of application. A translation of transcripts to a GPA on a 4.0 scale is required.