Ranked #1 in New England


Boston University School of Management’s Executive MBA program ranked 30th globally and 24th nationally on Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2013 Best Executive MBA Programs list. Recent program graduates rated their Boston University EMBA experience 26th in the world, giving an A+ for curriculum. In addition, Boston University EMBA students are tied for the most work experience of any ranked school at 17 years.

The 2013 Financial Times ranking of executive MBA programs around the world has placed Boston University School of Management 1st in New England, and 27th among US-based EMBA programs. Globally, BU’s Executive MBA program was ranked 81st.

In the 2013 Economist EMBA ranking survey, Boston University’s Executive MBA program ranked 1st in New England and 19th nationally for programs based solely in the United States. The BU EMBA placed 36th among all executive MBA programs in the world. In addition, Boston University placed 10th globally for “Quality of Students” which is determined not only by student metrics, such as incoming work experience, but also includes a student assessment of their classmates.

Poets & Quants ranked our EMBA program 29th Globally, 26th in North America and 1st in New England in their 2013 ranking of the Best Executive MBA Programs in the world. The Poets & Quants ranking measures the overall reputation of executive MBA programs creating a composite of rankings from The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report. The ranking also takes into account metrics that measure the quality of programs such as student satisfaction and increase in alumni salaries.

The Wall Street Journal ranked our EMBA program 1st in New England and 20th globally in their 2010 ranking of Top EMBA Programs. The BU EMBA program placed in the top third of reported survey elements, including Program Quality, Faculty Quality, Classmate Quality, and Immediately Applicable Coursework.  The BU EMBA program also had the 6th lowest total program cost overall and the lowest tuition of all U.S. private universities listed.

The Curriculum: Highly Integrated. Accelerated. Team-Learning Oriented

The program’s general management focus is designed to give students a strong business foundation, emphasizing team learning, personal development, and leadership skills. The format enables all functional areas to be integrated through each modular component. The program’s high-impact learning environment engages participants through team taught cases, integrated projects, teaming, simulations, and other interactive learning techniques with a focus on developing enterprise wide vision.

Global Perspective

The BU Program offers a strong global component through the use of global case studies and a concentrated international module and trip designed to provide an understanding of the challenges faced by businesses in the global economy. Recent trip destinations have include Brazil, India, China, Vietnam and Turkey. Read about the EMBA Capstone Experience on the The EMBA Experience Blog.

EMBA Faculty

Senior faculty members are thought-leaders in their fields. Their real world experience, combined with their academic research and global focus, keeps their teaching current, relevant, and cutting edge.

Program Format

Designed for executives, an accelerated schedule allows students to earn their MBA in 18 months without interrupting their career. The curriculum is organized around five modules, which are in turn bracketed by four residential weeks. Classes meet on alternating Fridays and Saturdays at the Boston University School of Management in Kenmore Square. View the EMBA Class calendar.