Our MBA students don’t believe in business as usual. They’re committed to making waves in the field, and come here to challenge themselves and the future of management. They don’t want to just keep pace with the shifting business landscape, they want to be several steps ahead of it. A Full-Time MBA from Boston University Questrom School of Business launches them there, and shows the marketplace they have what it takes to make an impact.
At Questrom, you’ll study in a national hub of innovation. You’ll tackle issues that matter, issues that are redefining the global economy. Speaking of, you’ll witness it firsthand during an international field seminar in Asia, Brazil, or India. Our MBAs aren’t just prepared for the real world—they’re immersed in it. Are you ready to cause disruption?
Admission to Questrom is growing more and more competitive. Students here are dynamic, eager learners, ready to take on an MBA program that transforms them into the leader they want to be.
The Graduate Admissions Committee considers the whole picture when reviewing applicants. We look at professional background, leadership skills, academic credentials, and diversity. We seek candidates who are team-oriented, who are prone to collaboration, and who consider themselves global citizens. Our goal: to create a class rich in ideas, cultures, and life experiences, so you expand your outlook and gain new insights.
Think we’re a good fit? We encourage applicants from all backgrounds—not just business—to apply to Questrom. We look forward to hearing from you!
When you’re ready to apply, start with our online application form. You may submit one application per entry term, and you can check the status of an existing application at any time. Review our admissions checklist to stay on top of required materials, and keep an eye on our deadlines, too.
Feel free to contact us with any questions along the way. We want the admissions process to be as simple and transparent as possible. Reach out to the Graduate Admissions Office at (617) 353-2670 or email@example.com.
The Graduate Admissions Office keeps all records on file for one year. We welcome your re-application.
Each re-applicant is required to submit a new application form and fee ($125); an essay discussing updates or changes since the time of the previous application, as well as reasons for re-applying; an updated resume; a new letter of recommendation; official university-level transcripts (if the re-applicant has taken new coursework since the time of their first application); and updated GMAT or GRE results (if applicable).
In response to the concerns around Covid-19, all evaluative admissions interviews will be conducted via Zoom until further notice. If you are asked to complete an admissions interview, we will send you all of the details that you will need to register and conduct this conversation virtually.
The Questrom admissions committee interviews a significant number of applicants for our portfolio of graduate programs. The interview is an evaluative component of the application process and is conducted by a member of the admissions committee. We offer pre-application interviews before our first deadline in October, as well as on an invitation-only basis once the application has been submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office. Throughout the year, invitational interviews will be offered on campus, via Skype, and in select off-campus locations listed below:
|City||Interview Date||Interview Time Block||Location|
|Washington, DC||January 15, 2020||1:00 PM – 3:00 PM||Georgetown Marriott, 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC 20037|
|January 22, 2020||11:00 AM – 1:00 PM||
Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street MW, Washington, DC 20005
|February 6. 2020||3:30 PM – 5:30 PM||Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington DC Convention Center, 900 10th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001|
|New York City||January 16, 2020||4:00 PM – 5:00 PM||The Lexington, 511 Lexington Avenue at 48th Street, New York, NY 10017|
|January 17, 2020||9:00 AM – 10:00 AM||The Lexington, 511 Lexington Avenue at 48th Street, New York, NY 10017|
|January 24, 2020||9:00 AM – 11:00 AM||Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019|
|January 31, 2020||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM||The Westin New York Grand Central, 212 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017|
|San Francisco||January 28, 2020||12:00 PM – 1:00 PM||San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street|
|January 29, 2020||8:00 AM – 9:00 AM||San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 780 Mission Street|
|Los Angeles||February 1, 2020||1:00 PM – 3:00 PM||Hotel MdR Marina del Rey, 13480 Maxella Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90292|
|February 7, 2020||12:00 PM – 2:00 PM||Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071|
Between July 6, 2020 and October 19, 2020, prospective MBA students can request an evaluative interview with a member of the admissions committee prior to submitting an application for admission. Interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
To request an evaluative interview prior to submitting an application, please complete our pre-application interview form here. For your reference, you will be required to submit your resume. You are also welcome to submit test scores (GMAT or GRE and TOEFL/IELTS/PTE as appropriate) with your request, however these are not required in order to request a pre-application interview. The admissions committee will respond to your request within 3 business days.
Please note: This will serve as your formal interview and will be used to evaluate you in the admissions process should you decide to submit an application for 2021 entry. You will not be granted another interview after submitting an application if you have conducted a pre-application interview.
Application Fee Waiver Eligibility
Application Fee Waiver Eligibility
The Graduate Admissions Office will waive the application fee for current BU employees, as well as for those who attended select admissions events and off-site fairs.
In addition, we will waive the application fee for those who are members or alumni of the following programs:
|The US Military||AmeriCorps||Education Pioneers|
|Management Leadership for
Tomorrow MBA Fellows
|Teach for America||Historically Black Colleges|
|The Peace Corps||City Year Corps||Hispanic Serving Institutions|
To take advantage of this waiver, please fill out the form below once your application is ready for submission. Once we process your request, you’ll receive a follow-up email with additional instructions to submit your application. DO NOT click “submit and pay for programs” prior to receiving these instructions.
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, your application fee waiver may take a few business days to process. If you submit this request before or on one of our application deadlines but do not receive a confirmation from us that same day, your application will still be considered “on time” for the deadline to which you applied.
Please note: If you have been approved for an application fee waiver and are applying to one of our dual degree programs, the application fee waiver will be applied to your Questrom application only. You will still need to pay the required application fee for the other school at BU to which you are applying.
Full-Time MBA Admissions Deadlines
|Entry Date:||Completed Application Received By:||Admission Decision Sent By:||Tuition Deposit Deadline:|
|August 2020||October 10, 2019||December 17, 2019||February 5, 2020|
|January 6, 2020||March 6, 2020||April 8, 2020|
|March 16, 2020||May 6, 2020||May 27, 2020|
|May 13, 2020||June 16, 2020||July 8, 2020|