Questrom’s Master of Science in Management Studies (MSMS) degree program builds a bridge to business for recent non-business graduates.
MSMS students work on a collaborative team in a dedicated space to solve real problems with real companies in real time. It all happens in Boston, a city that’s launching the next generation of innovation in everything from technology to health care to nonprofits.
With the MSMS, you’ll pivot into a desirable career in business in only nine months. You’ll add valuable business expertise to your undergraduate skill set so you can make an even bigger impact in the field.
The Questrom MSMS degree program attracts students who are drawn to the business side of things, students who are natural leaders. They have a sharp intellect, a bias towards action, and confidence with the technical. Sound like you? The MSMS could be your perfect fit.
We consider the whole picture when reviewing applicants. Here are some things we look for:
- Current undergraduate senior or graduate of a non-business bachelor’s program within the past two years
- Academic performance in analytic or technical coursework
- Leadership experience in student or professional organizations
- Other extra-curricular activities
- Ability to articulate the value of this program in helping you achieve long-term goals
- Ability to demonstrate your skills or accomplishments through the submission of video essays
Ready to apply? Start here. Once your application is complete, you’ll be considered for an interview with one of the core MSMS faculty members. Your completed application should include a resume, responses to three video essays, unofficial undergraduate transcripts, and GMAT or GRE scores. Be sure to look over our admissions checklist for all the details you’ll need.
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 and Financial Aid Office at (617) 353-2670 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid 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).
GMAT/GRE Waiver Eligibility
GMAT/GRE Waiver Eligibility
If you are interested in applying to the MS in Management Studies program, we will consider your request for a GMAT/GRE waiver provided you meet the qualification listed below. Please note that you must formally request the GMAT/GRE waiver prior to submitting your application by filling out the waiver request form.
• We will consider your MS in Management Studies application without a GMAT or GRE score if you have taken some quantitative or analytical coursework during your undergraduate studies.
If you meet the qualification above, please submit your waiver request and supporting documents listed below through the waiver request form:
• A listing of the names of the courses that meet the qualification along with the semester & year that each course was taken
• All transcripts from any institution from which you’ve earned a degree or taken 12 or more credits
• Any additional supporting documentation (optional)
*You may not request a waiver if you have already taken the exam and requested your scores be sent to Boston University Questrom School of Business. We will consider GMAT/GRE waivers for the MS in Management Studies only.
The decision to grant the GMAT/GRE waiver is made at the discretion of the admissions committee. If granted a GMAT/GRE waiver, the admissions committee may, in rare cases, still ask you to submit a GMAT or GRE score to aid in evaluating your candidacy for the MS in Management Studies program. In the event we need this additional information, we will inform you once your application has been initially reviewed.
Application Fee Waiver Eligibility
Application Fee Waiver
The Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid 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.
MS in Management Studies Admissions Deadlines
|Entry Date||Completed Application Received by||Admission Decision Sent by||Tuition Deposit Deadline|
|August 2020||November 6||January 17||February 12|
|February 10||March 25||April 22|
|April 15||May 13||June 3|
|May 13||June 10||July 1|