Executive MBA

Integrated. Intimate. Immediate.

As a mid-career executive, you set high expectations: for your organization, your results, and yourself. That’s why the Boston University EMBA is designed for leaders like you, leaders eager to apply cutting-edge management techniques to their work – and leverage their workplace insights in their education. The program is specifically created to accelerate your career as you earn your MBA.

The BU EMBA is your next bold step. Learn more about joining an elite community of classmates who will take that step with you. The application is open for the next class beginning in January 2016. Apply now.

For admission to the Professional Evening MBA and the full-time master’s programs, visit the Graduate Admissions Office website. You can also explore BU Questrom’s full portfolio of graduate programs.

What distinguishes the BU EMBA? Assistant Dean Sandy Harper discusses the features that distinguish the Boston University Executive MBA Program.



Program Details

The BU Executive MBA has been carefully designed to balance momentum and absorption. After a December Orientation weekend, the 18-month program begins in January and concludes in June of the following year, encompassing the following highly integrated components:  

  • Five modules, occurring on selected Fridays and Saturdays spread across 18 months
  • Case discussions taught by multiple faculty in each module
  • An interdisciplinary, team-based assignment in each module
  • Four week-long residential sessions, including one international session
  • The Capstone Project, creating an integrated business plan during the final module


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Top Rankings

The 2014 Financial Times ranking of executive MBA programs around the world has placed the Boston University EMBA 1st in New England, and 27th among US-based EMBA programs. The BU Executive MBA program stands out for its highly experienced class, ranking 3rd in work experience among US-based programs and 23rd in the world. The program also ranked 1st in New England in the 2013 Economist EMBA ranking, and received from its graduates an A+ curriculum rating in the Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2013 Best Executive MBA Programs list.