Questrom School of Business
The mission of Boston University Questrom School of Business is to prepare ethical and innovative leaders who create value for their organizations, their communities, and the world.
Founded in 1913, the School has been a pioneer in business education for more than 100 years. Our diverse community now includes more than 2,500 undergraduates and 1,200 master’s and doctoral candidates. The School empowers research and teaching that focus not just on the core business disciplines—finance, accounting, operations, marketing, information systems, strategy, and organizational behavior—but also on the rapidly growing sectors of the global economy: digital technology, energy and sustainability, and health system innovation.
Questrom’s undergraduate program teaches managerial perspectives using a systems approach to instill an understanding of the critical interrelationships of various functions within organizations. The School emphasizes a cohesive, enterprise-wide view of business. At the same time, students may also develop a specialty through their choice of electives. Valuable, real-world experiences supplement critical skills and knowledge gained inside the classroom.
Questrom offers full-time MBA programs including the Two-Year MBA, Two-Year MBA + MSDi (a traditional MBA and an MS in Digital Innovation in 21 months), Health Sector MBA, and Public and Nonprofit MBA. Through the Professional Evening MBA, students have the opportunity to earn their MBA while working full time, including the option to complete a concentrated core sequence for those with a previous undergraduate degree in business. MBA students may also pursue dual degrees in media ventures, law, health care, engineering, economics, and international relations.
Additionally, Questrom offers a full-time Master of Science in Mathematical Finance (MSMF) program. The MSMF is distinguished by its careful integration of certain practical domains of mathematics with an in-depth study of the theory and practice of modern finance. This 36-credit program is three semesters in length and offers a common core during the first semester. In the two remaining semesters, students have the choice to concentrate in Asset Management, Quantitative Analytics, Risk Management, or Analytics & Research.
Questrom offers a full-time Master of Science in Management Studies (MSMS) program. The one-year MSMS builds a bridge to business for recent graduates with a background in areas like science, math, technology, engineering, digital communications, economics, and more. The MSMS program incorporates a challenge-driven, experiential curriculum allowing client-facing business projects, team interactions, and simulated business decisions to drive modular delivery of management content. Students are admitted to this highly structured program as a cohort, and complete all modular coursework together.
The Executive MBA (EMBA) program is an accelerated program in general management for mid-career leaders. The 18-month program, designed for executives with 10 or more years of experience, gives students a comprehensive business foundation, reinforced by advanced techniques in a powerful community of peers. Moreover, it focuses on immediate impact: transforming executives even as they transform their organizations.
The School offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in Management or Mathematical Finance.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Management program is designed to train scholars to develop and sharpen management theories to enhance their contribution to management education and practice. Students acquire advanced knowledge of literature and theory in their area of specialization, the major, as well as solid grounding in a minor that provides a foundation for their area of specialization. The curriculum provides students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of advanced research skills, which is essential for publishing in leading academic journals. PhD in Management students may focus their studies in accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, operations & technology management, organizational behavior, or strategy & innovation.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mathematical Finance program prepares graduates for careers in research and the academia. The program includes a solid foundation in understanding in math and finance, the interplay between these areas and the financial world, and mathematical finance research. As technology plays an increasingly larger role in financial models, computer science is also a part of the core coursework.
All undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the School are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.