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Why are we changing the name of Boston University School of Management? When a top business school at a highly ranked research university dares to change the way business is taught and business is done, radical things happen. Including receiving a gift from the person who rewrote the rules of retailing. We are proud to announce the Questrom School of Business, thanks to a gift from Allen Questrom (’64) and his wife, Kelli, and the Allen & Kelli Questrom Foundation.
When Allen Questrom graduated from Boston University School of Management in 1964, he started on a path that would eventually transform the retail world. It all started with a BU professor, A. E. Beckwith, who pushed Questrom to take his first interview. The result? A job at Abraham & Straus and a rapid climb up the ladder at Federated Department Stores, Inc. that led to him creating value for customers, employees, and shareholders alike at companies including Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, and his most famous turnaround, JCPenney. In recognition of the education he received at BU, Allen and Kelli Questrom will empower the next generation of business leaders with a gift of $50 million to the School.
Although we are changing our name, our intent is unwavering….We prepare the next generation of leaders that create value for the world. We prepare graduates who will change the landscape of business, as Allen Questrom has done throughout his remarkable career. We continue to conduct important research and provide exceptional teaching.
Daring convention. Thinking dynamically. Leading with heart. Considering the world. We are Boston University Questrom School of Business.
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