School of Management

The mission of the Boston University School of Management (SMG) is to prepare ethical and innovative leaders who create value for their organizations, their communities, and the world.

Founded in 1913, the school is a leader in innovative management education. One hundred years later, more than 2,200 undergraduates and 1,200 master’s and doctoral candidates constitute our diverse student body. The School places special research and teaching emphasis on three rapidly growing sectors of the world economy: digital technology, social enterprise and innovation, and health and life sciences.

Undergraduate Program

The SMG undergraduate program teaches managerial perspectives using a systems approach (a philosophy as well as the introductory course) to teach an understanding of the critical interrelationships of various functions within organizations. The school emphasizes a cohesive, enterprise-wide view of management. At the same time, students may also develop a specialty through their choice of electives. Practical, real-world experiences supplement experiences inside the classroom.

Master’s Programs

SMG offers full-time MBA programs including the Two-Year MBA, Two-Year MS•MBA, Health Sector MBA, Public & Nonprofit MBA, and the One-Year International MBA. The Professional Evening MBA offers a full-time quality education through part-time delivery. MBA students may also pursue dual degrees in media ventures, law, health care, engineering, economics, and economics and international relations.

Executive MBA

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program, ranked #1 in New England (Financial Times 2012), is an accelerated course of study that allows you to earn your MBA while you work—in only 18 months.The program, designed for executives with 10 or more years of experience, is focused on a cross-functional understanding of the interdependencies among organizations’ components with emphasis on team learning, global perspective, and leadership. Throughout the program, participants learn from the School’s world-class faculty and industry guest speakers.

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Program

The school offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in accounting, finance, information systems, marketing, mathematical finance, operations & technology management, organizational behavior, and strategy & innovation, as well as post-doctoral studies.

The PhD program is for scholars who are interested in creating and disseminating knowledge and teaching in a university setting. Through applied management research, scholars probe organizational issues of leadership, human resources, systems, finances, and more—to develop solutions that make a difference in business and society.

Post-doctoral appointments are also available on a highly competitive basis. Post-doctoral students generally have a one- or two-year appointment and a narrowly defined research agenda, plus a teaching assignment.


All undergraduate and graduate degree programs of the School of Management are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.